June 28, 1931 – November 6, 2022
Patricia Marie Hawkins Wilson, a 76-year resident of Downey, passed away on November 6. She was 91. Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 12, 2022, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Patricia was born at St. Vincent Hospital in Los Angeles on June 28, 1931. The family moved to Boulder City, Nevada in 1932 during the construction of the Hoover Dam where her father transferred with the U.S. Postal Service.
The family returned to Southern California in 1944 and settled in South Gate where she completed the 8th grade at St. Helen School. She graduated from Downey High School in 1949. She raised a family and worked at Downey Unified School District for 15 years and enjoyed socializing with friends at the POW WOW and The Clock Drive-In.
Pat was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and was a parishioner of OLPH for more than 70 years. She was a longtime cherished member of the Women’s Guild serving on many committees throughout the years.
She was predeceased by her husband William P. Wilson in 1990 and their treasured son Timothy in 1995.
Patricia is survived by her sister Roberta Hawkins, children Daniel Wilson of Long Beach, Kathryn Raya of Rancho Santa Margarita, and Michael Wilson of Downey, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Take Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my whole will that I have and all that I possess.
You gave it to me, Lord; I give it all back to you. Do with it as you will, Give me your love and your grace; for with
this, I have all that I need. St. Ignatius of Loyola