I’ll keep this short as there’s no easy way to do this, but we lost Ty’s mom, Patricia Gurney, yesterday morning. We were driving from LAX and 45 minutes from the house when we got word from Ty’s brother, Mike.
I know a number of you met Pat at one or more of my Southern California book events. Pat was one of my biggest supporters and attended every book event she could, whether it was in San Diego, Laguna, or Westwood.
She was such an amazing woman–tough, loving, a real spitfire. She was always reading, a gifted quilter, and she treated my boys as if they were her own grandchildren. I can’t type too much right now or I’ll fall apart so I’ll share a few of my favorite photos of Pat from last May when we celebrated an early Mother’s Day with her with a lunch out in La Jolla.
Pat, you were so loved and will be so missed. I promise to tell Mac lots of stories as he grows up so he’ll always know just how amazing his grandmother was!
Love you, Pat.