Patricia Lynn Juarez, 67, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at Stanford Medical Center on March 7, 2018. Patricia is survived by her mother Betty Gilliam, father Dale Flowers, brother Rodney Flowers, husband of 48 years Stan Juarez, son Michael and grandchildren Anthony and Gabrielle.
Patricia was born to parents Dale and Betty Flowers, on March 31, 1950, in Richmond, Calif. Patricia’s family found their way to San Luis Obispo where she graduated from San Luis Obispo High School and where she met and fell in love with her husband Stan Juarez. For the last 40 years, she has called Atascadero home. She had many amazing careers through her life: Supervisor of an electronic assembly company, electrical worker in the family business, retail sales at a bikini shop in Avila Beach and managing a dental front office in Atascadero. In each of these unique occupations, she completely dedicated to seeing the organizations’ succeed and thrive. Many of her co-workers became wonderful friends and were considered family members by her.
Patricia found peace and comfort in her plants and flowerbeds, and she would spend countless hours making sure they were beautiful and bright. She had a talent for decorating and made her house a cozy home and a sanctuary where everyone felt welcomed. Patricia was known for her spectacular cooking. We would often marvel at the quantity of food prepared and ask how many more people were coming. Her delicious salads and side dishes were famous amongst all, earning them the nickname “Pat Salads.” She was endeavoring on shopping expeditions and always looked stylish and chic; whether at work, at home, or cheering on her husband, son or grandkids at their events. She was a true adventurer who loved to travel, camp, play bunco, excelled in archery and had a great passion for paddle boarding. Patricia was immensely proud of her family, especially watching her grandchildren grow into adulthood and leaves behind many wonderful memories with family and friends. As her health declined she remained positive and strong, cherishing each day. She was a brave warrior and never gave up hope. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Her strength and resilience was admired be many and defined the women, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend she was and still is in our hearts and memories.
Service will be performed on a wonderful Spring day soon to be announced.