Ninilchik resident Patricia L. Togni, 67, died July 15, 2010, from a short courageous battle with cancer with her husband and pastor by her side at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.
Memorial services and potluck will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Carol Bock Hall at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Pastor Julie Wasser will officiate.
Her ashes will be buried with her family is Santa Rosa, Calif.
Mrs. Togni was born July 3, 1943, in Scotia, Calif., to Ralph W. and Louise A. Canon. While a widow for 10 years, in Santa Rosa, she ran an Air Conditioning and Auto Repair Shop. She met Warren Togni in San Rosa, where he ran a cabinet shop. They fell in love and were married May 25, 1994, in Skagway.
"He retired in 1999, but she continued to work for First American Title in Santa Rosa. She retired in 2003 and they set off for Ninilchik in 2005. They purchased their home on the bluff overlooking Cook Inlet, where eagles perch and bears visit. Pat was a lady of many talents and gifts who was a constant caregiver for others. She had a fabulous sense of humor, even teasing the nursing staff up to the end. She loved to cook, entertain, do crossword puzzles, garden and most of all spend time with her family. Pat was a volunteer candy striper for 15 years at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. She also worked with the Ninilchik Emergency Services, Kenai Peninsula Fair and was President of the Ninilchik Domestic Engineers. Many have said, 'She never did anything half-way, and it will take three people to replace her,'" her family said.
Mrs. Togni was preceded in death by her parents; and sister.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Warren Togni; nephews, Doug Coleman and wife, Gennifer, Doug and Gennifer's children, Sam, Rachel and Elizabeth of Gilbert, Ariz., James Coleman and wife, Jacque, James and Jacques' children, Ethan and Sydney of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and John Howland.
The family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Homer.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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