Obituary: Patty Gomez, 55

Patty Gomez of Orland died at Enloe Hospital in Chico on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was born in Michoacán, Mexico, to Rafael, Sr., and Catalina Martinez on Dec. 24, 1966.

She went to Orland Elementary Schools and Orland High School. After high school, she worked at Migrant Summer School, the Inkwell, and ran her own home daycare.

She married Daniel Gomez and had a son named Daniel Gomez. She celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary this June.

She enjoyed crafting, baking, decorating at events and making party favors. She enjoyed hosting her annual Virgin de Guadalupe celebration every year.

She was a great caregiver to her mother, great childcare provider, great mom, sister, sister-in-law, comadre, aunt, godmother and daughter. She always greeted you with a “Hello … Hello …” and smile.

She enjoyed welcoming everyone into her home. Everyone was family. She was loved by the whole Orland community. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Gomez; son Daniel Gomez; mom Catalina Martinez; brothers Rafael Martinez, Jr., of Orland, and Alejandro Martinez of Willows; sisters Marisela Martinez and Teresa Gutierrez, both of Sacramento; nephew and godson Carlos Martinez; niece Marina Martinez; nephews Ivan and Andres Gutierrez; and nieces Viviana Gutierrez and Reyna Martinez. She was preceded in death by her father, Rafael Martinez, Sr.

Her viewing is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, and a Rosary is scheduled for recitation at 7 p.m. the same day at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Orland. Her funeral is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 15, also St. Dominic’s Church in Orland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet-Olsen Family Mortuary of Orland.

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