Monday, 04 March 2024

Patricia Sylva

Patricia Sylva. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — It is with deep sadness that we announce that on the morning of Nov. 16, 2023, Patricia Lee Sylva passed peacefully in the comfort of her home.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1939, to Cedric and Regina Shipley and lived into young adulthood with her brothers Oscar and James in Eureka, California.

She had two children William and Candace and later gained two more when she met her late husband Frank Sylva who had two sons James and Kenneth.

On Oct. 10, 1971, Frank and Patricia wed and they raised their family in Lakeport, California.

Patricia leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth. She only needed to lay eyes on you once and you would become a member of the family. She radiated a love for all things, sometimes it was a tough love, but always love.

Pat was always a hard worker both away and at home, from her sewing and horseback riding to her garden. She spent the later part of her years as a full-time grandmother, to many children and grandchildren, from the ones her children brought her to those in need of a loving family.

Her house was always full as her family grew, a place where the walls echoed with the giggles and footsteps of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who adored her.

The love Pat was able to share throughout the years has forever permeated the confines of her home and can still be felt there.

We will be memorializing Patricia on Dec. 10, 2023. Her home will be open to friends and family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Per her wishes, this will be a short and sweet, non-formal event. Please come by to share a story, have a snack and say your farewell to a wonderful woman.

Upcoming Calendar

03.05.2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
03.05.2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakeport City Council
03.06.2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
East Region Town Hall
03.09.2024 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Anderson Marsh guided nature walk
St. Patrick's Day
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Tax Day

Mini Calendar



Award winning journalism on the shores of Clear Lake. 



Enter your email here to make sure you get the daily headlines.

You'll receive one daily headline email and breaking news alerts.
No spam.