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Patricia Elaine Stephens

July 3, 1927 - June 7, 2009

Patricia, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother has passed away at the age of 81. Preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Stephens, our beloved Papa. Born on July 3, 1927 in Crookston, Minnesota to parents Frances and James Balfour, she moved to the South Bay at the age of 18 where she lived in Lomi…read more

Patricia, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother has passed away at the age of 81. Preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Stephens, our beloved Papa. Born on July 3, 1927 in Crookston, Minnesota to parents Frances and James Balfour, she moved to the South Bay at the age of 18 where she lived in Lomita for more than 49 years. She graduated from Los Angeles County General Hospital School of Nursing program in 1949 and continued on to a distinguished 36 year career as a Registered Nurse at Torrance Memorial Hospital in the Operating Room. She met her husband Robert in 1945 and 8 years later, on May 9, 1953, they were married. She was an avid sports fan, rarely missing the Lakers, Dodgers, and UCLA Bruins football. On any given weekend she could always be found at her grand kids and great grand kids’ sporting events at Lomita Park, Lomita Little League, and Torrance High School, and Los Angeles Harbor College. Every Sunday Pat could be found at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lomita where she was a devoted Parishioner for 49 years. Having a passion for music and dancing, she and her husband were long time members of the South Bay Los Fiestadores dance club. She is survived by her oldest son Robert (Brenda), daughter Laurie Judd (Terry), and youngest son Charles (Cindy). She is also survived by her grandchildren Sabrina (Josh), Sean (Kim), Robbie, Christopher, Mike, Katie, and Jamie, and is survived by her great-grandchildren Hailey, Travis, and Blake . Viewing to be held at Saint Margaret Mary Church in Lomita at 10 am, Thursday, June 11, 2009 with Mass following at 11 am. Interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park

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