Patricia Jean McKeown

Patricia Jean McKeown

November 29, 1938 – October 19, 2020


Pat was born and raised in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, attending Presentation High School.  She married her husband John in 1972 in San Francisco, raising their daughter Kathy in their Miraloma Park home.  She provided a loving, festive home always having special touches for the holidays and celebrations.  Pat worked many years as a technician at UCSF hospital then maintained a daily morning swim routine at the USF Koret pool after her retirement.

Pat loved to tell stories of her fun times at the Marin Town and Country Club when she was younger.  She really enjoyed going out on the town to eat and shop.  In later years, Pat looked forward to her frequent chats with friends at the White Rose Boutique in West Portal.  She liked vacationing with her family in northern California and the beaches of Cape May, New Jersey.

Pat was a social butterfly and could strike up a conversation with any one she met.  She was a good friend to people and was always willing to lend an ear or get them laughing with her deadpan humor.  Pat also had a generous heart, helping people when they were in need.  She was a devoted wife, taking care of her husband John while he suffered multiple health problems.

Pat doted on her three granddaughters.  After Kathy and her husband Ryan Sheedy moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 2013, she made many trips on her own to visit.  She moved to Omaha to be with Kathy and her family in 2019 while she had her chemotherapy.  It was in Omaha where her Catholic faith was strengthened and she prayed her daily rosary and visited the adoration chapel.

Pat passed away after battling lung cancer with her daughter Kathy at her side, in Omaha.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph McKeown and sister, Maureen.  Survived by her twin brother, Michael; sister, Julie; daughter, Kathy (Ryan); and her three granddaughters: Eithne, Caoilinn, and Clare.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Saturday, October 24th from 9:30am to 10:30am, at Christ the King Catholic Church (654 S. 86th St.) followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  INTERMENT: Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to offer Mass for the repose of her soul or to St. Vincent de Paul Society.

To view a live broadcast of the Mass, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.






  • Janine Strunc Posted October 23, 2020 2:02 pm

    Losing a loved one is never easy, especially someone as wonderful as your mother. We were blessed to have her in our world, always so kind, always with a smile. She has earned her place in God’s kingdom. May God Bless your family.

  • Nancy and Mitch Cubrich Posted October 23, 2020 4:51 pm

    Kathy, Ryan and family,
    Our hearts go out to you all, having lost someone so dear. You will be in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. Until you meet again!
    In Christ,
    Nancy and Mitch

  • Leanna Mattea Posted October 23, 2020 6:41 pm

    As schoolmates, we had many fun times,sharing the same birthday! And in later years, We looked forward to our lunches with the “ Pres girls”. She will be missed!

  • Margaret Maughan Posted October 23, 2020 9:30 pm

    Dear Kathy and Family,
    I fondly remember my cousin, Patsy, for her sweet and gentle spirit. She was always kind and caring to our family. She will be missed.
    Peace in this time of sorrow,

  • Jolene Felber Posted October 24, 2020 8:48 am

    Kathy and Ryan, May Jesus console you and strengthen you as you move through this holy time adjusting to the physical absence of your mom. May her zeal be a reminder to live to serve and love eachother and family.

  • Alexander Keenan Posted October 24, 2020 1:32 pm

    A beautiful service for a beautiful person.

  • O’Boyle Emmett Posted October 24, 2020 2:23 pm

    My condolences on your mother’s passing. The funeral Mass was beautiful. I especially liked the closing song. Holy God We Praise Thy Name. It reminded me of attending school at St. Cecilias. Pat had a long and wonderful life..

  • Matt, Siobhan, Tommy, Johnny, and Brendan Haskell Posted October 24, 2020 9:55 pm

    Kathy, Ryan, Eithne, Caoilinn, and Clare, We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was the most lovely woman and we know that she loved all of you very much. May she , together with John, now watch over your family as angels from above. They will be smiling with pride at their beautiful family on Earth. Condolences to all whose lives were touched by Pat and may God bless all of you with strength during this very sad time. Sending our love, Siobhan, Matt, and family

  • Mr. Mrs. Giorgio Arce, Sr Posted October 25, 2020 9:22 pm

    Kathy, and family. It was with a saddened surprise that we learned of the death of your mother. We know that it is always a terrible shock when someone so closed to you passes away. Pat was loved by many and will be missed by all.
    We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of your family and fiends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear.

    Most sincerely,
    Giorgio and Rosa

  • Elizabeth & Matthew Willkom Posted October 26, 2020 7:37 am

    Kathy, we will always remember your mom as the beautiful, kind and talkative women that she was. It was a pleasure to have known her. So sorry for your loss. May the grace of God be with you during this time. We love you all.

  • Barbara McGrath Posted October 26, 2020 2:55 pm

    Pat was a dear friend and and a lovely person. I will miss our talks over coffee and sharing laughs with friends at the White Rose Boutique. Kathy, you and your family are in my prayers. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Trish and Juan Araneda Posted October 27, 2020 10:55 am

    Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a lovely woman and I enjoyed our tea parties at her house these past few years! I know you will miss her so much. You, Ryan and the girls are in our prayers.
    Love, Trish and Juan

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