Obituary of Patricia C Falcon
Patricia Cota Falcon, a ninth generation Santa Barbara native, arose to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 19, 2023.
Born to Genevieve Cota and Joseph McCormick on Feb. 11, 1930, Patricia grew up in Montecito on Parra Grande and Cota Lane with a large extended family of grandparents (Modesta and Joseph Romero), aunts, uncles, cousins and brothers.
She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1948 and married our father Richard Falcon in 1951.
Mom immersed herself in motherhood, chauffeuring us kids to sports, dance, and music lessons. She never complained and lovingly supported any interests we wanted to pursue.
She was a vibrant team mom for El Kadettes Drill Team, as well as a civil rights activist pursuing equality.
Mom reunites with our dad Richard; our brothers Alex, George, Michael Bassett; and our sister Cyndi. She also joins her brothers Andrew Cota (Bunk) and Henry (Skip) McCormick; grandson Michael Bassett, Jr.; and in-laws Stephanie Jo Cota, Alfred and Nicky Falcon in heaven.
Mom is survived by her brother Paul Cota; daughters Genny Bolton (John), Alicia Falcon, Kristine Sanchez (Jesse); her adoring grandchildren Karrie Laatsch, Chad Copley, Paul Espinosa, Jack Carrillo, Janel Ruiz, Antwanette Ramirez, Kyle Sonnenberg, Steve Espinosa, Denesha Ramos, Duke Sanchez, Krissy Sanchez, Elijah Falcon; 18 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mom, you were our faithful advocate and guiding light, our brightest example to emulate. We will always adore you and be grateful. Your faith in our Lord was your strength and resiliency, your love of the rosary to honor and glorify Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, is a gift to us.
We will love you for the rest of our days until we meet again.
Rosary to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala St. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Visit McDermottCrockett.com for further information or to leave a note.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the staff at Sarah House (a sacred home). You cared for our mom as if she was a member of your family.
Thank you to Assisted Hospice Care, especially Denise Peña, for her caring and thoughtful love.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Falcon, please visit Tribute Store