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Patricia Ann Gorham

May 11, 1931 July 5, 2020
Patricia Ann Gorham
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Obituary for Patricia Ann Gorham

Patricia Ann Gorham, age 89, was called to the Lord’s heavenly garden on Sunday, July 5, 2020 just after 11PM in Reno, NV.
Patricia was born May 11, 1931 in San Mateo California to Frank Brigham Monroe and Anne Monroe. She attended Burlingame High School, San Mateo colleges and later UNR. She met the love of her life, Walter Gorham, on a double-blind date at the beach. Pat won Walt’s heart over with her kind nature and delicious, specially made, tuna sandwiches. They married in 1953 in Burlingame, CA.
After Pat and Walt had their first daughter they moved from San Mateo, CA to Reno, NV in pursuit of a future in the motel business. She embraced the hospitality lifestyle for the rest of her long life, owning a successful four-story motel in downtown Reno, the Bonanza Inn. Patricia was not only a mother and grandmother but also a mentor to the many of thousand people who crossed her path over her lifetime. Pat had the heart of an artist and loved to create beautiful crafts through many different art forms, especially her paintings. She had a lovely voice and enjoyed singing. She also used her green thumb throughout her life to nurture plants of all shapes and sizes, resulting in her amazing office garden.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her six children: Kim Annette, Deborah Clare, Scott Walter, John Franklin (Paige), Michele Kathleen (Duane), Christine Susan (John). She is preceded and missed by her grandchildren: John, Matthew, Brenda, Allen, Kevin, Austin, Tyler, Cody, Eric, Calvin, Nathan, Elizabeth and her great grandchildren: Sean, Danny, Joshua, Hailey, Theo, Amelia, Harrison, and Austin as well as her younger brother Frank Monroe Jr. Patricia was proceeded in death by her parents, grandparents and her husband of 42 years, Walter Norton Gorham.
A viewing will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM at Mountain View Mortuary 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV in the small chapel.
A small graveside burial service for immediate family will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9AM at Mountain View Cemetery, 435 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV near the cross. Face coverings will be required and social distancing to be practiced.

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20

Jul

1:30 PM 7/20/2020 1:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 7/20/2020 3:30:00 PM
Mountain View Mortuary

425 Stoker Avenue
Reno, NV 89503

A small graveside burial service for immediate family will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9AM at Mountain View Cemetery, 435 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV near the cross.

Mountain View Mortuary
425 Stoker Avenue Reno 89503 NV
United States

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Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

435 Stoker Avenue
Reno, Nv 89503

435 Stoker Avenue Reno 89503 Nv
United States
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