Patricia was born and raised in Baytown, Texas along with her older brother George Zatopek Jr. (deceased) and younger sister Rose (James) Dykes. She moved to and worked in Houston, Texas, where she met her husband Jerry (deceased) and then retired in Dayton, Texas. Patricia moved to Arizona in 2015 due to health issues. She was a proud and loving grandmother to Alexandra Fardelos.
Patricia was dedicated to her church and an active member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and St. Anne Mission in Dayton, Texas. She served as a Lector, led the rosary, a Eucharistic minister and an Altar Guild Lady. She was the director of the food pantry, helped with the bookkeeping, and volunteered at the church bazaars. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly by all.
Memorial donations in memory of Patricia may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).