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 www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.