December 30th, 1926 - January 8th, 2019
Patricia Hamilton Winterberg died peacefully, surrounded by family on January 8, 2019 at the age of 92. Pat, as her friends knew her, was born in San Jose, CA to Rev. Hugh K. and Gladys (Manweiler) Hamilton. For the first few years of life she lived in various cities in California including Lodi, Sacramento and Visalia, where she met the love of her life, Bob (Bud). They attended Visalia Union High School together, where he proposed at graduation knowing that he would soon be joining the Navy. After their marriage in 1946 she attended Visalia Junior College and worked at JC Penney. Pat moved with Bob to Fort Benning, GA, Indianapolis, IN and Tacoma, WA, before settling in Stockton, CA. where they attended College of the Pacific.
Pat was a member of the Dameron Hospital Auxiliary and Assistance League of Stockton as well as Lincoln Presbyterian Church. She loved to travel, attend UOP sporting events and to trace her family’s ancestry. If you wanted to know your lineage, she was the person to turn to. Pat was the ideal woman for Bob. She played the “behind the scenes” roll in his many community activities and work related events. She tried to stay out of the limelight while still being strong and supportive. Her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sharing in their many achievements and activities.
Pat is survived by 3 daughters, Deborah Roscelli (Alan), Jody Council (Jeffrey) and Lynette Dillard (Bill), 6 grandchildren, Matthew Witt, Wendy Wold (Jeremy), Crystal Dillard, Matthew Council (Amanda), April Ingwersen (Jason), Melisa Young (Daniel), and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Robert Winterberg, and brother Quincy Hamilton preceded her in death.
At Pat’s request, no public memorial will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert R. Winterberg Outstanding Senior Award, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211 or to Hospice of San Joaquin.
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