Patricia F. Taylor (Pat Jones) Thursday, May 20, 1937 - Sunday, July 2, 2017
Patricia F. Taylor was born on May 20, 1937 in Harrisburg, Arkansas.
Pat passed away July 2, 2017 in Santa Maria, CA comforted that she would be reunited with the loved ones who had gone before her.
In 1951 her family relocated to Arcata, CA. where she continued her education at Arcata Union High. She attended the Southern Baptist Church and was an active participant and a member of the choir. It was there that she was to meet her beloved husband, Carl (Don) Jones. During their marriage they resided in Eureka, Modesto, Merced, and in 1972 moved to Santa Maria. Shortly after the move to Santa Maria Don suffered, what was to be, a fatal heart attack. While in Santa Maria, at one time, Pat was employed as a bookkeeper for a produce company for 10 years.
After Don's death Pat become a bookkeeper for Mark J. Smith construction/Foxenwood Builders. After having a close association for 23 years Pat retired in 2005.
Pat bowled in a Monday night league for over 25 years and was also a “fair weather” golfer. It was at that time Pat became reacquainted with Ray Estalio. They were married in 1982, however their marriage was not to be; but a special friendship, which was shared until Ray's passing in 2013.
Pat was a volunteer driver for many years delivering for “Meals on Wheels.” Pat was a sports enthusiast and an avid Laker fan.
Pat attended Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2012 at the request of her Doctor for COPD. Being impressed at how well she had responded she continued with the exercising program until March 2015, after becoming severally handicapped by Arthritis.
Pat is predeceased by her husbands Don Jones and Ray Estalio, Parents Mildred and Charlie Taylor, Brother and sister-in-law Charles and Kathy Taylor, Brother-in-law Paul Hearn and sister-in-law Connie Taylor and her constant companion, Rusty.
Surviving members of her family include her sister, Joyce Hearn, Brothers Bob (Bonnie) Taylor, Joe Taylor, Jerry (Pam) Taylor, Ron (Robin) Taylor, along with many nieces and nephews.
Honoring Pat's wishes there will be no chapel service but graveside services will be;
Monday, July 10th at 11:00 AM.
Santa Maria Cemetery
1501 S College Drive
Santa Maria, CA