Patricia Ellen Perez, 72, of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Patricia was born August 22, 1946 in Howard Beach, New York. She married Gilbert B. Perez in 1967 in Cochise County, Arizona. Patricia was a member of the St. James Catholic Church.
Patricia managed many tasks throughout her life. She spent time working as a social worker, a foster mother, and volunteering in anything she possibly could. She had a passion for helping children. Once she put her mind to something, there was no backing down. Her strong will and empowering spirit was something that had been passed down from generations in her family. Patricia was very passionate about women's rights, and fought hard to be apart of this movement. One of the many ways Patricia put her strong will to use was serving honorably in the US Army for 26 years. Patricia also obtained a Master's Degree in Psychology.
Patricia was a family woman, and she loved each and every one of her family members to the fullest extent. One of her favorite things to do was travel to Vegas and go gambling. One time, she even packed up the entire family to go with her and enjoy each other’s company.
Patricia Ellen Perez is survived by her husband, Gilbert Perez of Gonzales, daughter, Rosanne Lanuto and husband Lenny of New York, sons, Donald Ray Perez and Richard Lee Perez both of Gonzales, brother, Stephen Klein and wife Debbie of Jacksonville, Florida, and niece, Danielle Klein. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 in St. James Catholic Church with Father Stan Fuik officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Pallbearers include: Fabin Barrera, Andy Perez, Dakota Forman, Benny Leal, Marcos John Hernandez, Arthur Castaneda, and Orlando Castaneda. Memorials may be made to the St. James Catholic Church. Friends may leave their condolences by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.