WAKELY, PATRICIA ANN (nee DUNN) Formerly of Eden Prairie, MN and most recently a resident of Santa Ana, CA, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2016 with her children at her side. Preceded in death by her father Wesley Dunn, mother Grace (Walsh) Dunn, sister Marjorie Sheridan, brother Robert Dunn, and niece Nina (Sheridan) Johnson. Survived by her seven children: Tim (Lolly) Wakely, Lynn (Dave) Schoenberger, Michael (Sherry) Wakely, Patrice (Scott) Peterson, Kerry (Rose) Wakely, Sean (David O'Connor) Wakely, and Daniel (Linda) Wakely; 11 grandchildren: Jody, Patti, Christopher, Heather, Ryan, Alex, Kaitlyn, Kerry, Wesley, Alyssa, and Joey; eight great grandchildren: Sophia, Brooklyn, Courtney, Lauren, Will, Jack, Michael, and Luke; and one great-great granddaughter, Rosilynn. Pat attended the College of St. Catherine for two years before marriage, eventually earning her B.A. from Metro State University. She spent many years working in the wine industry and for MCI Telecommunications before moving to Southern California in the mid 80's. Shortly after arriving in California, Pat launched a successful independent health insurance brokerage from which she retired only a few years ago. She loved beauty in all its forms and enjoyed dancing, music, art, and a good political discussion. Pat was fortunate to be surrounded by her children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren in her later years, and her family was a source of great joy for her. She was especially proud of the newest addition to her family, her first great-great grandchild, Rosilynn. The three words that best describe Pat are love, courage, and compassion. She inspired and was loved by all who knew her. Pat was a truly remarkable person who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pat's favorite charities, Habitat for Humanity or Doctors Without Borders. Family may be contacted by emailing: email@example.com.
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