Patricia Kay Mensing died Nov. 29 at the age of 59 in her Pleasanton home after a battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Luzerne, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth and Olive (Boehmke) Kramer. She touched countless lives and was always positive. She loved gardening, quilting, cooking, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Mensing was predeceased by her parents and her brother Donn Kramer. She is survived by her daughters, Olivia Mensing of Pleasanton and Brooke Whiteside of San Diego, and husband Joel; brother James Bockholt of Palo Alto and wife Mako; family in Iowa including sister Anne Brecht, and husband Ray, step-mother Verna Kramer, stepsister Linda McElroy, and husband Glen, step-brother Russell Johnson, and wife Bonnie, step-brother Kenneth Johnson, step-brother Glen Johnson, and wife Kathy, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Donations can be sent to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at www.ocrf.org.