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STAPLETON, Patricia Josephine
STAPLETON, Patricia Josephine Catherine Oct. 30, 1929 ~ Nov. 7, 2012 Born in New Orleans, Louisiana to William Raymond and Carmelite Lillian Cuccia Stapleton. She graduated from Redemptorist High School in 1946, and fondly remembered her first job as a soda jerk at Waterbury's Drug store on Canal St. After marrying Robert E. Ragasin 1956, and moving to Southern California, they started a family amid the developing aerospace industry at Edwards AFB. She began a 20 year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after moving back to New Orleans in 1968, and then back to California in 1995, to enjoy retirement near her children and grandchildren in the desert she referred to as 'God's Country'. She will be remembered as friendly and soft spoken by many. She is missedby those whose survive her,her children Rene Upchurch (Charlie), Anne Limon (Jose) and Wayne Ragas; grandchildren Janelle Bice (Adam), Jeff and Steve Osburn, Jordan, Amanda and Jacob Limon and Kody Ragas; great-grandchildren Dillon and Kayla Bice. Per her request, there will be no services.

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