April 6, 1947-March 23, 2021
Patty Pfardresher Dickerson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love and care of her family on March 23, 2021, reuniting with her parents, Frank J. Pfardresher and Margaret “Peggy” Henderson Pfardresher.
Born April 6, 1947 and raised in the Arden Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Patty graduated from University of the Pacific and became a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She moved to Pleasanton in 1976 and worked part time for ValleyCare while raising her two children. Post-retirement, she served as a community volunteer at Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Over the years, Patty enjoyed walking her beloved dogs through the Sports Park, riding her horse along the Pleasanton Ridge, cheering on the San Jose Sharks as a season ticket holder for 23 years, and above all else, spending time with her family. She devoted much of her later years to her four grandchildren, never missing a school show, dance recital, sporting event, or just the daily activities of their lives.
Patty is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edwin G. Dickerson, son Frank Dickerson (sons Graham and Michael), daughter Melissa Alexander (husband Marshall, daughter Clare, and son Drake), and her three sisters - Grace Clark (husband Stephen), Terry Pfardresher (son Matt Bold and his wife Jaycee Bold), and Leslie Pfardresher (partner Bill Berhow). They, and all who knew and loved Patty, will never forget her constant, reliable support and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to call her family, neighbor, or friend.
“No time on Earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good-bye.”