Obituary - Patricia Learner - Class of 1946

Patricia Learner
Class of 1946

© Published on August 30, 2013

Patricia Learner

Patricia Learner Patricia Ann Williams
Feb. 11, 1929 - Aug. 22, 2013
Resident of Pleasanton

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Patricia Ann Learner Crocker Williams passed away Aug 22, 2013, holding daughter Cathy's hand, after a valiant fight with cancer. Born Feb 11, 1929 in Oakland, CA to Jack and Doris Learner. Resident of Pleasanton, CA. Pat graduated from Oakland High in 1946, later attending Cal, SJState and Stanford. Married Richard Crocker in 1947, having 3 children and 1 adopted son. Later married Ralph Luther Williams Aug 19, 1988. Life began anew with Ralph as they loved and traveled the world together. Ralph made her feel young again.

Patricia LearnerPassions included family, reading, painting, playing bridge, and going to the theater. Collecting good friends was one of her best qualities. Taught in the Castro Valley School District for 30+ years; active in Red Hatters, CA Reading Assoc, AAUW, CA Retired Teachers Assoc and Vineyard Vixens.

Preceded in death by parents, brother Donald Learner, grandchildren Rachel Crocker and Jacob Cooper.

Survived by beloved husband Ralph Williams, sister-in-law Joan Learner, children Michael Crocker, Cathleen Boterenbrood (Jack), Randall Crocker (Carolyn), Stephen Cooper (Connie), Kim Toledo, Ronna Piazza (Jon).

Family thanks all caregivers for their tender care and support. We express gratitude to Cathy and Jack for opening their home to our Mother and making sure she always knew she was adored. We'll miss her easy smile and never ending love.

A celebration of her life to be held Sat, Sept 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc, 2672 Bayshore Pkwy, Ste 520, Mountain View, CA 94043.