Obituary: Patricia Beatrice Bales (July 9, 1926 – April 12, 2013)

By Submitted April 22, 2013 05:58 pm

Patricia Beatrice Bales
Patricia Beatrice Bales
Patricia Beatrice Bales was 86 years of age, just three months short of her 87th birthday, when she passed away on April 12, 2013, in Grenada, Calif. She was born on July 9, 1926, in Oakland, Calif.

Patricia married Warren in Reno, Nev., and later they moved to Crescent City, where she raised three children. She was a working mother. She also volunteered her time at church when her kids were little and later volunteered at the high school that her children attended, in Mt. Shasta. Patricia and Warren had a travel trailer parked in Redding where they often stayed to be near family and in warmer weather. They moved to Grants Pass, Ore., and lived there for one year before moving again to Mt. Shasta, Calif., where she lived for the remainder of her time.

Patricia, devoted and loving to her of husband of 67 years, is survived by Warren Bales.

She was a loving mother to sons Steven Bales of Redding, Calif., and Phillip Bales of Mt. Shasta, Calif.; daughter, Cynthia McGuirk of Redding, Calif.; son-in-law, Phillip McGuirk and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Bales.

Patricia also leaves behind two granddaughters, Rebecca and Kathryn Bales, and one great-grandson, Austin, all of Redding, Calif.

Private services will be held.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.