Patricia Canchola Currie
May 17, 1962 to July 29, 2019
In the early morning hours of July 29, 2019, Patricia Canchola Currie, loving mother, cherished wife and treasured family member and friend, passed away at the age of 57.
Patricia, or Pat as most knew her, was born May 17, 1962 in Mexicali, Mexico, then immigrated to the USA when she was two years old. She first met her dearest husband Dean Currie in early 1987 and wed on March 11th, 1989. She felt very blessed and overwhelmed with joy to finally be a mother to Megan. She served as a PTO officer for nine years at the elementary and middle schools Megan attended.
Pat began working at the age of 13, was always a hard worker, and always had a smile on her face, even on those long and difficult days. After graduating from Brawley High School in 1980, she received her BA degree from SDSU in 1991.
Pat worked for Dr. Ehman and Dr. Saracco OBGYN practice in Brawley for 15 years, started when she was 17 years old, and she eventually became the office manager. She then went on to work for Dr. Teske’s neurology practice in El Centro as his office manager in 1997, where she helped build and manage his practice. She worked there until she was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma ovarian cancer, on March 15, 2018. After a long and hard fought battle against the disease, she passed away in her sleep, freed of the pain and suffering that burdened her for most of the 16 months following her diagnosis.
Pat Currie will truly be missed by all who knew her. She was a beautiful soul who cared for everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She loved to travel, summer vacation in the Colorado Rockies with her family, and thoroughly spoiled all the children in her life, including her nephews and nieces. And she always seemed to know somebody everywhere she went. She even got into yoga recently which helped her feel better between chemotherapy treatments.
Pat’s greatest joy was raising Megan, talking with her, going to her volleyball games and swim matches, being with her, driving her around, cooking, baking and shopping, watching movies and hanging out, and just being her mom. She was so proud of Megan in every way, and so very grateful that God brought them together.
Pat was very grateful for all the friends and family who came to support her and her family and visit her, and for her oncologist Dr. Bahador and staff, and all the nurses and doctors at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Hospice Care. She knows they did all that they could for her and her family, and yet Pat would apologize for putting her family through this, a testament to the kind of person she was.
Pat also and fore most loved God. She loved going to church and small group Bible study with her lady friends, and she maintained her faith until the very end, knowing God loves her and she will be in His presence.
Pat was preceded in familial death by her father Daniel Canchola, who passed in 1970 from cancer when Pat was only 8 years old, and her sister Julio who lived only 6 months; half brother-in-law Rene Canchola; father-in-law Malcolm Currie and brother-in-law Don Currie.
Pat’s surviving family includes her husband Dean and their daughter Megan; her mother Olivia Canchola, Aunt Maria Del Rosario, and Uncle Raul Ocampo and wife Lupe; her older brother Louis and his daughter Kristin, older sister Lilian, and younger sister Grace and her husband Steve Fuesler and their son Brent and daughter Emily; her sister-in-law Esther and her daughter Lorie and her husband Tom Boyd, son Daniel and his wife Misty, and son Eddie; mother-in-law Patricia Ann Currie, brother-in-laws Chris Currie and his wife Candy and their daughters Loren and Kendal, and Craig Currie and his wife Samantha and their daughters Stella and Larissa; and several cousins.
A celebration of Pat's life is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Valley Christian Church, 431 W Wall Road, Imperial, CA 92251, at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception.
Flowers may be sent to Valley Christian Church on October 26th. Donations in her honor to the Clearity Foundation, “Committed to the science, devoted to the patients, for the ovarian cancer journey” www.clearityfoundation.org