February 19, 1934 - December 17, 2020
Patricia Ann Markarian Patricia Ann Markarian, age 86, passed away on December 17, 2020 in Clovis, California of complications from kidney disease. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who brightened the lives of many. Patricia was born on February 19, 1934 in Fresno, California to Rupert and Berta Wright. She was the youngest of six children. She had fond memories of her parents and siblings and loved to share family stories with her children. She went to Roosevelt High School and finished her education at Fresno Adult School. Patricia was a single parent for many years and worked several jobs to support them. Her secretarial job at Julliard Alpha Liquor Company gave her the opportunity to meet and fall in love with Robert Markarian, her husband of over fifty years. Patty, as Robert called her, went to work for the Internal Revenue Service center when it first opened in Fresno. She won several awards and accolades and worked there until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, loving trips to the coast and the mountains. She was fortunate to share many special trips to places such as Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico with Robert. Patricia loved family celebrations and hosting holidays where she made everyone feel welcome and special. She especially loved the annual Santa Party where she celebrated her grandchildren and then great grandchildren with a personal Santa experience. She was very generous, with gift giving being her Love Language. Patricia cherished her weekly lunches and shopping dates with her daughter Jamie. She loved old movies, her daily newspaper and coffee, her word search books and going out to dinner, and was never too full for dessert. She was very animated and had a good sense of humor and when she laughed it was contagious. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings and a grandson. She was dearly loved by her husband Robert, her children David “Corky” Jones, Jamie Riley and husband Russell, Robin Jones, Neil Jones and wife Cheri, her stepson Fred Markarian and wife Karen and stepdaughter Penny Markarian. Her memory will be cherished by her eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. She will be remembered fondly by many additional family members and friends. Services will be held at Chapel of the Light on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30 AM. A luncheon will follow at the home of Jamie and Russ Riley.
Patricia Ann Markarian Patricia Ann Markarian, age 86, passed away on December 17, 2020 in Clovis, California of complications from kidney disease. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who... View Obituary & Service Information
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