Patricia Mae Salyers, a wife, mother and grandmother, passed away September 19, 2017 at the young age of 73 from cancer.
She was born on July 8, 1944 in Ramona, Oklahoma to William Monroe Porter and Virgie Mae (Wilmoth) Porter. She loved to travel the country with her father as he preached at many different churches, working as a carpenter, picking cotton and even picking grapes in the San Joaquin Valley.
After graduating from high school in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, she then moved to New Orleans where she met her husband John Salyers. They got married on 11 June 1963. Once again
Pat enjoyed travelling the country as a Navy wife and later settling in Ridgecrest California. They have lived in Ridgecrest since July of 1976, with a few short moves, such as back to Sallisaw, OK and later to Cottonwood, AZ. before returning to Ridgecrest.
While living in Ridgecrest she worked at the daycare on the base and at the same time managing a bar in town called The Place. She eventually bought The Place and changed its name to “Pretty Pat’s Place.
She then opened “Little Lambs” daycare while continuing to be a foster parent which she started when they were living in Vancouver, Washington.
Due to health issues Pat had to close the daycare and also sell Pretty Pat’s . This did not stop her from continuing to be a champion for children in need by continuing to foster, volunteer and always support any of her family and many friends in need.
She is survived by her husband John Salyers, her foster daughter Brenda Hollis of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, her son John Salyers and his wife Wendy of Fallbrook, Ca, her daughter Melanie and her husband John Thompson of Ridgecrest, adopted son Matthew of Bakersfield, Ca, adopted son Taylor of Ridgecrest, adopted daughter Priscilla of Ridgecrest and adopted son Jonathan of Ridgecrest. Her grandchildren are John Nathan, Trevor, Jessica and Isabella of Fallbrook, and Vivian Patricia of Ridgecrest.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday 30 September 2017 at One P.M. at Victory Baptist church, 242 Panamint in Ridgecrest, California. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.