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Patricia Hayes Franklin, D.E.P.

15 January 2010

A short note.  Patricia Hayes, the “Grace Kelly of the Bullring”, (previous posts here and here) passed away yesterday at the age of 78.  Born 3 January 1932, she had suffered a massive stroke that left her unable to speak or swallow and inevitably, to breathe,on her 78th birthday.

Her niece, Adele, sent me the following message late last night:

My cousins were with her when her breathing became difficult, so she knew she had loved ones with her: she was coherent and smiled before the difficulties.  Unfortunately, I was detained a day too long getting to my family.    Pat barely made her 78th birthday (1/3/32)…she was a bit essentric, a fabulous but unknown artist (pastels, oils, acrylics, charcoal/ink) and spiritual but not an evangelist [… ] Pat leaves no children behind, but she so loved her ballet in the bull ring.

An amazing woman, with a rich and varied life beyond her exploits here in Mexico, she will be sorely missed by her surviving nieces, nephews and siblings.  And those of us who honor those expats who have the wisdom and grace to embrace their life in Mexico, bumps, bruises, bulls, blood and all.  Condolences to all.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Larry S. Ingram permalink
    21 January 2010 10:17 am

    Patricia Hayes father John was my grandmothers brother.

  2. Adele W Waring permalink
    30 January 2010 4:36 pm

    Please be so kind as to include your contact for Larry S. Ingram, for the Hayes clan here in Texas would appreciate connecting with other family.

    Thanks so much!

  3. Pamela Harris Warnken permalink
    9 February 2010 9:23 pm

    My great grandmother, Maude Hayes Ingram, and Patricia Hayes Franklin’s father, John Hayes, were brother and sister. In the 50s we tracked Patricia via them, but with difficulty as my relative stayed in the ancestral home in Tennessee and John move to Texas to make a life with his family. As happens in life, the family elders passed on and it’s becoming more difficult to stay connected. However, we do have relatives near San Antonio. Through them, we will make an effort to stay in touch. We also have a wealth of information on Patricia’s ancestry.

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