February 2, 2016

Pat Ernst, wife of Dr. Ralph Ernst, passed away January 24

Patricia F. Ernst passed away peacefully at her home in Davis, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. She was born in San Francisco to Madelyn and John Finn and attended a German Lutheran school for her early education. Following High school, she attended Mills College for two years. After her marriage to Daniel Navin, she moved to Davis with her two children John and Marian.  She quickly found employment at UC Davis as a secretary in the School of Veterinary Medicine.  She later worked in several campus departments retiring in November 1993.

An informal graveside memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis.  A casual open house will follow at the Ernst home, 601 Mockingbird Place in Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Empower Yolo, UCD Arboretum, or any charity serving pets.
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