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TAPOLA, Patricia Diane
TAPOLA, Patricia Diane Loving mother and beloved wife, Patricia Diane Tapola, passed away Sept. 29, 2014. Born on Jan. 19, 1954 in Toronto, Canada. Eventually, her family moved to Calif. She graduated from Lynwood High School in 1972. Afterward, she became a registered dental assistant. Eventually, she found employment. The marriage to her first husband ended in divorce. In 1981, she met her second husband, Ken Tapola. It was love at first sight. After marriage they moved to the Antelope Valley, where they remained until her death. In 1984, she became pregnant, but that terminated after five months. In 1995, they adopted their daughter Krisstie, who became the joy of their existence. Over the years, Diane became gradually sicker and sicker. She is survived by her husband, Ken; daughter, Krisstie; brothers, Eric and Earl, and sister Sheliah. Services will be held at Halley-Olsen,(661-942-1139) 44831 N. Cedar Ave., Lancaster, CA, on October 10, 2014. Graveside services to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Palmdale.

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