Saturday, 22 June 2024

Patricia Fooshee

Patricia Fooshee. Courtesy photo.

Patricia Lee Long Fooshee was born at home, in a house at 675 59th St. in Oakland, California, on Oct. 14, 1943.

She passed away peacefully on May 19, 2024, in Pleasanton, California, from complications of diabetes.

She grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland Technical High School. Her childhood was filled with joyous memories of boat racing, camping, fishing and hunting. But what truly lit up her life was her extensive family. She spent her holidays and weekends at her grandparents' home, surrounded by her beloved cousins, creating memories that lasted a lifetime.

In 1960, the Long family moved to Pierce Avenue in San Leandro, California. In 1966, she began working at Owens Illinois Glass Factory in Oakland, where she met and soon after married Clovis L. Fooshee in 1968.

Once married, they also moved into a house on Pierce Avenue in San Leandro amongst many other family members in the neighborhood, where they had two daughters, Dawn and Amanda.

As the girls grew, the family continued to camp, fish, hunt and make an almost yearly trip to Mississippi to visit Clovis' family.

In 1984, due to Clovis's early retirement for disability, they moved to Kelseyville, California. Pat loved to spend time reading, traveling, having friends over for parties, playing card and board games, cooking, eating out and having her cocktails. They frequently traveled to Sprague River, Oregon, to visit Pat's parents. In recent years, her favorite thing was to hit the casino with her girls.

Clovis passed away in 2006, and she continued to live in Kelseyville until 2021, when she moved in with her daughter Dawn in Livermore, California. She loved living in town with no dirt and lots of shopping.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, Clovis Fooshee; her parents, Lloyd and Juanita Long; and her nephew, Clinton Tobin.

Survivors include her daughters, Dawn DeMera and husband Gerald of Livermore, and Amanda Foosheeof Lakeport, California; granddaughter, Cassie Taylor of Lakeport; grandson, Cody DeMera, wife Janelle and her great-grandson, Dalton DeMera of Livermore; three sisters, Marilyn Schwartz (Darrell) of Spokane, Washington, Roberta Tobin (Mike) of Modesto, California and Tracey Hendrickson (Brian) of Chandler, Arizona; and one brother, Lloyd Long Jr. (Daisey) of Sprague River, Oregon. She is also survived by more nieces and nephews than we can count.

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