Cover photo for Patricia Saenz's Obituary
Patricia Saenz Profile Photo

Patricia Saenz

August 28, 1958 — September 21, 2023

Patricia Saenz

"Good night, sweet mother, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." - William Shakespeare

With hearts filled with gratitude and love, we celebrate the life of a truly exceptional woman, Patricia Saenz, affectionately known as “Aunty Patsy.” Born on August 28, 1958, she graced this world with her presence until September 21, 2023. To those who knew her intimately, she was not just Patricia, but the embodiment of grace, a selfless, one-of-a-kind soul, and, in the words of a poet, "the sweetest, noblest, and most sacred of all titles, a mother."

She was the cherished wife of Hector Sr. and a devoted grandmother and mother to her sons, Hector Jr. and Francisco "Kiko". She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Patricia who left an indelible mark on her heart that time will never erase.

Hector Jr. and Kiko, her sons, held her in the highest regard, and Linda, Terri, and Malissa were like her own daughters, forming an unbreakable familial bond. To Gabriella, Julian, and Gabriel, she was more than a grandmother; she was a wellspring of love and wisdom, forging connections that transcended generations.

Aunty Patsy's caring nature extended to embracing her sons' wives, Danielle and Chrissy, as if they were her own daughters. She became their trusted confidante and a cherished role model, exemplifying the essence of a loving mother-in-law.

In this intricate tapestry of love and relationships, Hector Sr. was not just her husband but the anchor of her life. Our love for Aunty Patsy and her love for us is a testament to the profound bonds that held this family together.

Aunty Patsy was the youngest of seven siblings, and her family included Mary, Ralph, Cecilia, Irma, Yvonne, and her twin sister Martha. Her family was a source of strength and joy throughout her life.

Aunty Patsy's heart was vast and inclusive, and it extended beyond her human family to her beloved pets. Tootsie, Feebee, and Randy may have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but Sophie and Bruizer continue to thrive under her loving care. Aunty Patsy treated her pets as her own children, showering them with love, homemade meals, and adventures to the dog park and on long walks. They were her loyal companions, offering her boundless love and comfort.

Aunty Patsy had a heart overflowing with compassion. She was not just a mother to her children but a guiding light, a counselor and confidante to many others. Her kindness, generosity, and genuine concern for the well-being of others were qualities that endeared her to everyone she met.

She was a fixture at her sons' football games, where her support extended beyond the sidelines. Aunty Patsy went above and beyond by preparing hearty meals for the entire team before their games, a true embodiment of nurturing spirit. Her role as a mother was extraordinary in every sense, defined by her boundless love, nurturing nature, and unwavering commitment.

Aunty Patsy's journey into motherhood began at a young age and she took to it with grace and dedication. She rarely entrusted the care of her children to anyone else, choosing to be a full-time homemaker for many years. Her happiness emanated from being with her kids, watching them grow, and providing them with the love and guidance they needed.

While her husband served in the military, Aunty Patsy had the opportunity to reside in Germany for a few years. During her time there, she worked at a daycare center where her son was enrolled. As she later entered the workforce, she held positions at Kirby Vacuums and ToysRUs. Her contributions extended to serving as a Crossing Guard and a Teachers Assistant. In each of these roles, she brought with her a remarkable blend of compassion and a natural inclination to be of service.

She and her twin sister Martha shared mischievous adventures as children, often getting into playful trouble, with their older brother Ralph as their protector.

A dreamer in her youth, Aunty Patsy was quiet and shy but harbored profound intelligence, emotional depth, and a wisdom that belied her years. She was deeply empathetic and had an innate ability to connect with others.

Aunty Patsy had a special bond with her niece Micey, and they shared many cherished moments together. She shared deep and cherished bonds with all her nieces and nephews, and their children, creating an expansive circle of love and connection that touched many lives.

She was also creative, known for her extraordinary birthday cakes that she lovingly crafted for her family. Each cake was a true work of art, taking the form of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, and a host of other whimsical designs. Her artistic talents were an expression of her limitless love, and her presence was a source of joy and inspiration to everyone she knew. She truly was everything to everyone.

Aunty Patsy's departure leaves a profound void in our lives, one that words cannot adequately express. However, her enduring legacy of love and kindness has left an indelible mark on the world, and this impact will continue to ripple outward, touching the lives of countless others.

Her love and kindness were not confined to a single moment or place; they were seeds of compassion that she sowed throughout her life. As these seeds take root in the hearts of those she touched, they will grow into acts of kindness, generosity, and empathy. Each person who experienced her love and care will carry that torch forward, spreading her legacy of warmth and goodwill.

In this way, Aunty Patsy's love will inspire acts of kindness that will reach further and further into the world, creating a chain reaction of compassion. Her memory will serve as a reminder that even small acts of love and kindness can have a profound and lasting impact on humanity. Through the lives she touched, her legacy will continue to brighten the world, making it a better place for generations to come.

As we bid farewell for now, let us remember that her spirit will always shine brightly within us. In the warm embrace of our hearts, dear Aunty Patsy, your love will continue to surround and uplift us, reminding us to carry forward your legacy of love and kindness that you so beautifully embodied. We love you Aunty, always and forever.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Patricia Saenz, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Monday, October 9, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Pacific time)

Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals & Cremations

44831 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Blessed Junipero Serra Parish

42121 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Pacific time)

Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery

43121 70th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree