Patricia Jean Yamamoto, 66, of Palm Desert, California, passed away at UCLA Medical Center on December 1, 2007. Mrs. Yamamoto was a beloved mother, grandmother, and wife, and proud of all those roles. A native of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Yamamoto moved to Westchester in 1969 after marrying her husband Gerrick, until their relocation to Palm Desert 9 years ago. As her children grew, she dedicated time to their interests through involvement in Little League, Scouting, and school PTAs in Westchester. In recent years, her life at Oasis Country Club in Palm Desert has been filled with the joy of her family and friends. A celebration of Patricia's life will be held in a memorial service on Thursday, December 6, at 2 pm, at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, with a reception for friends and family to follow. Interment of Patricia's ashes will be at Diamondhead Memorial Park, in Honolulu, HI. Patricia is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gerrick Yamamoto, of Palm Desert; mother, Hattie Mae Young, of Brookville, OH; children Mary Livingston, of Las Vegas, NV, Connie Hurley, of Torrance, Dan Hurley, of Honolulu, HI, and Herb Hurley, of Glendale; siblings Donnie Young, of National City, OH, Jim Young, of National City, OH, and Shirley Lindsey, of Engelwood, OH; and thirteen grandchildren.

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  1. Gerrick, we were devastated to learn of Pat’s passing. Pat was so much fun, always a great smile on her face and her laughter made us all smile and laugh. She suffered more than anyone should have to endure. And yet thru the suffering she continued to join us at parties and entertain in your lovely home, cooking great food. And decorating your home, WOW, especially at Christmas. We will miss her so much. Please take care of yourself. We hope to see you when we return to the desert. Our love and prayers will be with you and all of the family. Love, Nancy & Jim

  2. Mom we will cherish all those specail moments we all shared. I’m so happy that you came into my life. You know that we loved you from the bottom of our hearts. We’ll walk down the path of righteousness and will see you in the morning. Your memory will never die. We love you. Love, Daughter Wilda & Alan Budde

  3. I am prayin for all thru this difficult time. One of my memories is how Mrs. Yamaoto would decorate her house in Westchester for Halloween – I looked forward every year as that was the only time I would see her and get to chat with her! I send my love to all! Maryellen & Wade Rose

  4. Gerrick, Mary, Connie, Danny and Herbie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire families. Gramma Pat was such a special lady and I loved her very much. I along with you will miss her; however we have the great memories of her loving, caring and sharing lifestyle. I learned so much from her and whenever I arrange flowers I think of her special gift she shared with me. I look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday and as I told your Father, I am available to help in anyway that I can. Love, Jean and Jonathan Gee

  5. Dear Danny & Connie: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother! May you remember the good times! Sending you hugs: Michelle Exner Hollister

  6. Danny, Herb and Connie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom represents a positive part of my childhood that I will always remember. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago when Rob and I hung out in your back room watching TV or working on a project in your garage (while your Mom was in the kitchen doing this or that), more than 30 years have now past. God’s speed to her. Your Friend, Rick Darling

  7. Dear Gerrick and Family; We will be unable to attend the services but we wanted you to know that our thoughts are with you and our prayers for Pat. She will be greatly missed here at Oasis. Pat’s wonderful fun loving personality made her a joy to be around. With our thoughts and prayers. Dave and Verne

  8. Dear Gerrick and Family – Please accept my deepest sympathy. The world seems a little dimmer now, always, Sheri Bisogno.

  9. May the warm memories of your dear one… Southe you in this difficult time and helps you be at peace. My prayers are with you. To our dear neighbours Herb and A.J. With deepest sympathy….

  10. It just seems like yesterday Grandma came to visit us here in Hawaii. We wish we were there with everyone. We have only great memories of her.

  11. Friends and family- we all know grandma had bad times but she also had great times ,she lived a beautiful life. She was a fun, loving,and a open-minded paerson, that is what I loved about her. I enjoyed every minute I spent with her. One of my favorite memories is doing arts and crafts in her garage in Westchester. I too picked up a creative personality and learned so much from her. I will miss her dearly, and my thoughts go out to all of us. ERIN

  12. Mary, I am so, so sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Ed & Natalie Schlegel

  13. To my no. 1 fan… My heart and body feel the heavy burden of the sudden loss of my mother. I, like the ones who knew my mother, are hurting because of the greatness she acheived and shared with us all. Friends and Relatives thank you for your support through the most difficult time. Dad, you are the cement that held her together in life, through out the years, she needed you – you were always the best man for her. God bless your dedication to making my mother comfortable in life. God Bless. Love, Danny

  14. Dad, We will never forget the many special momemts we shared with Mom through the years, we will miss her inspiration, thoughtfulness, warm smile, and we will never forget how she touched our lives in so many different ways!!! Love, Your Son Herb

  15. Dear Gerrick, Mary, Connie, Danny and Herbie… I was so sorry to hear that Pat had passed away. I’ll never forget absolutely looking forward to going to your house whenever you had the Kocka family over…because I knew we could look forward to a great time and Pat’s warmth and hospitality. She always seemed larger than life to me. I still can see her sliding down the carpet steps in our apartment in WLA with one of my siblings (can’t remember which one!)on her lap. I don’t know whose face looked more gleeful…but I’m pretty sure it was Pats!! Keep all those happy memories close to your heart. She will always be with you. Fondly, Sandy Ritchie

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