Beautiful Patricia 2014
Patricia Louise Gosting Opitz
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 10, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    San Diego, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 6, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Her journey on earth is over, but she lives in our hearts.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Patricia Opitz, 83, born on September 10, 1932 and passed away on December 6, 2015. She was very special to us, and we will carry her in our hearts forever. -- Her Children & Family

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jo-Ann Fink James on 29th December 2015

"You must have been a very special lady to raise my dear friend, your daughter.  May God's love surround you, and bring peace to you and to those you left behind."

This tribute was added by Peggi Lovell on 27th December 2015

""Did you ever know that you're my hero...
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle...
You are the wind beneath my wings.
     It might have appeared to go unnoticed.
     But I've got it all here in my heart.
     I want you to know the truth, of course I know it.
     I would be nothing without you.
Did you every know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle...
You are the wind beneath my wings.
     Fly, fly, fly away...
     You let me fly so high.
     Oh you, you, you...
     The wind beneath my wings.
I fly against the sky...so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you...
Thank God for you...
The wind beneath my wings.""

This tribute was added by Miguel Rodriguez on 24th December 2015

"I loved my grandmother. Mimi to me and all her other grandchildren.  We all loved her dearly.  How could anyone not? She was the warmest person I've ever met.  She was the very model of Southern charm and hospitality.  And she taught me how to laugh. And oh how we laughed.  

I could list a thousand memories of her, but I wouldn't do them justice.  She was just warmth and laughter and joy and love.  And the world is a better place for having had her in it.  And my world is a little colder without her.  

But she taught me that when the world is cold, that is when you sing a song and crack a joke and have a drink and MAKE it warmer.  So, Mimi, here's to you. I'm going to sing a song to my daughter and tell her all about how wonderful you were, so that she can carry your warmth into the world.  I love you so much.  So long until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Howard Sanders on 23rd December 2015

"Pat, thank you for Russ.  You've left your mark for which I am eternally grateful.  Rest in peace.  HKS"

This tribute was added by Lori Bonnington on 22nd December 2015

"While we never had the pleasure of meeting Patricia, we have been blessed by friendship with the beautiful daughter she raised. Her legacy of love and laughter will live on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Lori and Bill Bonnington"

This tribute was added by Patti Dugan on 22nd December 2015

"Even though we had never met, I know what a special lady you must have been because of the incredible daughter you raised.  I know you are an angel in Heaven looking down and smiling on the wonderful children and grandchildren who love you so much.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Barbara Augone on 17th December 2015

"Thank you for all the sweet moments we shared along the way, especially these last few years of mother-daughter friendship.  Love you forever, Mom."


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