Patricia “Trish” J. Eklund, age 58, passed from this life on March 14, 2023, at home surrounded by her family.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel, 4100 S. Georgia. The Rev. Greg Corona of Hillside Christian Church will officiate.
Trish arrived on February 6, 1965, in Borger, Texas, and from the time she was born, she did things her way. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1983 and went on to attend Amarillo College. She was employed at Affiliated Foods in accounts payable and celebrated her 30th anniversary with the company in December, for which she was extremely proud. On June 29, 2012, she married her prince Donny Eklund in Amarillo with all her loving family supporting them.
She was a force to be reckoned with; she was strong, direct, and loyal. She was spiritual and relied on the beauty of nature to guide and comfort her. Nascar was a staple in her household for many years, with her favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt Jr. Even after he retired from racing, Trish followed his podcast and continued to support him. There weren’t many people she loved as much as her fur babies, but if she did love you, she loved you fiercely!
All her nieces and nephews will remember their memories fondly, as she spoiled them as much as she could. Many birthday parties, Christmases, and 4th of July parties, which the family will tell you were the best, were hosted in her home. Taking the girls to get their nails done and supporting many extracurricular activities like choir, sports, and dance. Her home also became a hotel whenever family from out of town came to visit.
Although Trish was not one to talk on the phone, she made sure that you knew she was thinking of you with the messages, TikToks, Facebook reels, and memes she would send to her friends and family. Also, she would follow up with a message of “when are you making it?” when sending a recipe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Norma Sisemore; her grandparents, Joseph and Norma Lockwood; Jack W. and Mary Sue Sisemore; her favorite brother in law Todd Norman, and by her special fur babies, Rowdy, Rosie, Reba, Remy, Annie, and Sockie.
Trish is survived by her husband, Donny; her puppies, Trixie, Roxie, Bella, Juju, Scooter, Petey, Maggie, and Roscoe; her sister, Angel Norman of Amarillo, TX; her brother, Brett Sisemore, and wife, Heidi of Kingwood, TX; her aunt, Betty Barnett of Borger, TX; five nieces, Whitney, Holly and husband Trey, Shelby and husband Mikey, Julie and husband David, and Ashley; and two nephews, Mitch and wife Kayla, and Ryder; and two great-nieces, Autumn and Delilah.