At age 17, Patti married Randolph Lawson (divorced 1975). Patti met and married Gregory R. Thomason in 1977 (later divorced). Together they lived in Temecula and raised one son and two daughters. Later Patti moved to Utah where she married James E. Kemper in 1992 (later divorced) and together they had two daughters. They lived in Salt Lake City and Tooele and worked in the trucking business and other ventures. Recently Patti lived with her daughter Gina and family in Farr West.
Patti liked to work and spent much of her career as a cashier. She loved listening to Neil Diamond and shopping with her girls especially places like Victoria Secret and Bath & Body. Patti loved butterflies, orchids and the color purple.
Patti will be missed by family and friends and was known to everyone as “Mom”. Patti loved to hang out with her kids and drink Pepsi.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Debbie Herold Elliott. Those left to miss her include her sister, Ruth (Ricardo) Malfavon, her children: son, Geoffrey (Lisa) Thomason, daughters, Stephanie Thomason Payne, Sheryl Ann (Jeremy) Johnston, Gina (Justin) Weiser, and Jamie Kemper, 14 grandchildren: Geoffrey and Garrett Thomason, Lucas, Lillian, and Olivia Hartwell, Carly, Emily, Hailee, and Kinsley Johnston, Taylor Kemper, Sam Carlsen, Sterling and Vayda Weiser, and Krystal Culberson.
A Memorial service will be held January 14th at Farr West 3rd Ward, 1745 N. 2300 W., Farr West at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 10:00 to 10:45 am.