In Memory

Pat Lund (Cook) - Class Of 1966

Pat Lund (Cook)

Patricia Jean Cook Obituary Patricia Jean Cook May 19, 1948 - January 31, 2016

Our beloved Mom, Patricia Jean Cook, passed into heaven on January 31, 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Pat was born May 19, 1948 to Arnold A. and Barbara J. Lund in Phoenix, Az. The daughter of a Marine Corp Aviator, Pat traveled the world, and graduated from Paris American High School in France. In 1975 Pat met the love of her life Gary. They married soon after and traveled throughout French Polynesia, before returning to Escondido to raise their twins Tyson and Marquesa. Pat was a jovial and devout mother who had an amazing sense of humor and an unforgettable laugh. Pat had a love for animals. She was an avid equestrian, raised exotic birds, and throughout her life had a dog by her side. She was an incredible hostess and loved having family and friends for the holidays. She is survived by her husband, Gary; her son, Tyson and his wife Jenni, and their daughter Harper; and her daughter, Marquesa and her husband Brandan, and their children, Mara and Macallan.

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02/13/16 06:23 PM #6    

Robert Parks Thompson (1966)

I am shocked and deeply sadden by Pat’s passing. She was far too young to be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.  God I hate that disease as much as I hate cancer. I remember her as vivacious and kind. She  was always ready with a smile. My heart goes out to her love ones. 








02/13/16 06:46 PM #7    

Bev Tyler (1966)

Pat, Margie Aileo, Carol Gray, Lucinda Bunnell, Nancy Cutler and I spent a lot of time together during our senior year.  Many slumber parties with very little slumbering.  I particularly remember being together on New Year's Eve 1965.  We had been somewhere drinking really cheap wine.  I think we actually spent the night at Pat's house.  We all got sad because 1966 had arrived and we would be graduating and leaving Paris.  As it turned out, I was the first to leave that summer.  Pat was at the railroad station crying and waving good bye.  That was the last time I saw her.  We lost touch over the years, but some of my fondest memories of Paris include Pat.  I am glad to hear she lived a full and happy life - but certainly she has left us way too soon.  My deep condolences to her family.


02/14/16 09:30 AM #8    

Linda Audrey Holt (1966)

I'll always remember Pat as kind and lovely as she was beautiful.     

02/14/16 10:36 AM #9    

Colin Collins (1966)


What terribly sad news.  Pat was always a ray of sunshine that could light up any room.  Her funny laugh, infectious smile, and ever happy disposition were like gravity, pulling everyone towards her.  That animals loved her and there was a dog always at her side comes as no surpise as they can always sense a warm heart.  She was, simply put, a joy to be around.

Pat and I became good friends over our Senior year and returned to the states together on the SS United States --a week long party of a half dozen classmates that no doubt made Cunard lines regret their agreement to ferry military personnel and their dependants.

Many years later, I had the pleasure of meeting Gary and Tyson and Marquesa.  It was great to see Pat in the role of mother/wife, juggling babies, playing hostess, and using her quick wit and humor to warm me up to a friend she had invited along.  They were a wonderful family and Pat was truely in her element.  She had found her own joy. 

To Gary, Marquesa and Tyson: I know how difficult the last years must have been but I hope, like us, Pat's friends and classmates, you will find some peace in knowing that she is now free of her struggle, and comfort in the thought that she was loved and will be missed by so many.



02/14/16 07:58 PM #10    

Franci McGauhey (Brenner) (1966)

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing.  We had a lot of fun during our Sr. year...she was a lovely lady.  But that "train"...yes we are all on it, and heading in the same direction.  We just get off at different stops, some sooner, some later.  I learned that when my son was killed...we are not promised anything in this world, and most assuredly, not how much time we have here...we just must savor the moments and memories, and do the best we can to lead a good life, and leave this world with no angst or regrets.  RIP Pat...we are remembering you with great fondness and will see you when it's our turn to get off the "train".

02/15/16 04:06 AM #11    

Cecil Smart (1967)

I remember Pat, not sure why or how we knew  each other in high school.  She was sweet and a joy to be around.   I am sad of her passing.  Last time I saw her in high school, she wished me the best of everything.  That meant a lot to me, because it came from her heart.

02/15/16 09:39 AM #12    

Cynthia Sims (Kirkland) (1966)

I knew Pat as a joyful spirit in school. She was a beautiful person and wonderful friend and classmate. Her memory will endure with all of us, who knew her. My prayers and sincerest condolences to Pat's family and friends. God keep and bless her. Sincerely Cindy (Sims) Kirkland

02/16/16 02:19 PM #13    

John E. "Jack" Boyce (1966)

While I did not really know Pat when we were classmates, the fact that she is still remembered 50 years later speaks to her grace. God's blessings to her family.

02/16/16 03:24 PM #14    

Judy VanPelt (Mason) (1966)

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Too many good people gone

Judy Van Pelt Mason

04/11/16 10:32 AM #15    

Linda Ristan (Schmidt) (1965)

Pat and I were "twins" in '65 and '66 when we dated Tom and Bob.  She was a fun, gentle soul. I remember travelling back to the US with her on the SSUnited States.  Also the loss of her Dad in Vietnam.  My condolences to her family.  Linda Ristan Schmidt

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