Patricia Ann Workman
October 8, 1930 – December 12, 2020
Patricia (Easly) Workman went home to her heavenly father very peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Cathedral City, CA with her loving husband, Ronald Workman, at her bedside.
Pat was born on 10/8/1930 the youngest daughter of Walter and Anna Mae (Holtzman) Easly in Johnstown, PA. She married the love of her life, Ronald Workman on September 5,1970 and they shared 50 wonderful years together.
After graduating from Indiana High School, Indiana, PA in 1948 Pat moved to Sheffield Lake, OH to start her own family while working full time at Kroger Company. She then moved to Saegertown, PA and from there she moved to North Richland Hills, TX. Pat was living in Keller, TX when she officially retired from Kroger Company after a 30-year career with the company.
Pat was always the most fashionable person in the room and was always up on the current trends in every aspect of life. She was also always fashionably late, even though she drove faster than anyone on the road to get wherever she was going. She loved her family first and foremost, music (especially Elvis Presley), dancing, hosting parties and cooking the most amazing food, always from scratch. Pat enjoyed painting ceramics and creating beautiful treasures for her friends and family. Pat could do anything she put her mind to; wall papering, caddying in college (once for Arnold Palmer) and surviving breast cancer.
Although in her younger years she enjoyed camping the old-fashioned way in a tent with her family, she took it up a notch after retiring by becoming one of the first to live in an RV and travel full time across the United States and Canada. Pat was a devout Catholic and attended church in 48 of the 50 states on her travels. She has been a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Cathedral City, CA for the last 25 years. Pat was active in the church serving as a sacristan and introducing the Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet Program to St. Louis.
Pat was the truest of friends and always there for both the fun times and the hard times life sometimes throws at you. She taught her children to share their toys, clean up after themselves, hold hands and stick together when outside and to apologize to anyone they might hurt. She also taught them not to take anything that did not belong to them, and not to hit people or pets. Most importantly she taught them it does not matter what you say, it matters what you do.
Pat is survived by her loving children, Barbara Heki of Templeton, CA, Jon Berkstresser (Becki) of North Richland Hills, TX, Christine Cramer (Steve) of Meadville, PA, Patrick Workman (Tyanne) of Mansfield, TX, and Paula Terry (LeVon) of Justin, TX; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, She held a special place in her heart for surviving nieces Mary Jo Tyger, Cynthia Davis, Margaret (Peggy) Miller (Fred) and nephew Jim Boucher with whom she enjoyed a very close relationship with all her life as she lived with them in Indiana, PA when all were very young.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Anna Mae (Holtzman) Easly, her treasured sister and brother-in-law Rose and Wilbur Boucher, brothers Walter (Buddy) and James Easly, her nephew John Boucher and her cherished grandson Van Schardein.
The family would like to express its love and appreciation of Barbara Slucher for the wonderful care and friendship she provided to Pat. We are also sincerely grateful to the staff at Cathedral Manor, especially Cathlyn, for the loving care they provided our mother this past year. We are also very, very, very grateful to Reliance Hospice for amazing family support and care of our mother, especially Stephanie and Angie.
A memorial service will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Cathedral City, CA in the spring of 2021, pandemic permitting.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Patricia Workman’s name to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF.org), Hospice (socalhospicefoundation.org) or Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org).
Patricia Ann Workman
Paul and Pat Schutz
January 31, 2021
Ron and family, We are saddened to hear of the passing of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Our deepest sympathy to you, Ron, and to your family.
January 26, 2021
I had the pleasure of knowing Pat for the last year of her life. Pat was always such a joy to visit. She always had a smile on her face and had kind words to say. I only wish I had met her sooner. I will never forget the love that she had for her husband and the devotion and adoration Ron showed to her. I can only hope to also experience the same amount of love in my lifetime. My condolences to the whole family. Remember that the love you shared will always remain forever in your hearts. Take care.