Patricia Boyles was born October 15, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Frankie and Paul Skahen. She passed away at the age of 81 on December 18, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. in San Luis Obispo with family by her side. She is survived by her son Kenneth Boyles, daughter Amber Wigart, nieces Linda Childers, Shannon Keating and Debra Kraft, grandchildren Tristan and Isabel Wigart.
Patricia moved to Glendale, CA in the 1950s where she graduated high school and attended beauty school. She married Kenneth Boyles and moved to North Hollywood where she was a hairstylist for many artists and up and coming stars. She was an artist through and through, whether by hair or by the brush she loved to paint and create touching works. She loved art, anything artistic and loved art events like “Art in the Park.” It is there that she raised her two children, worked and lived a full life with family, friends, coworkers and clients. Patricia was a loving aunt, taking in and encouraging her nieces and nephews to strive for a better life, showing them unconditional love then and for the rest of her life. She loved animals and took in several strays till their owners were found.
After visiting a friend in Morro Bay, Patricia fell in love with the sound of the foghorns, seals and constant waves and soon relocated with her daughter. Los Osos to Cayucos would be her constant playground and places she loved most. Patricia styled hair at Main Street Hair Company and then Catch a Wave from the early 90s until about 2010 when she retired. You could catch her at any of her favorite haunts including Dorn’s, Pizza Port or feeding the homeless cats on the Embarcadero.
Patricia’s piercing smile and joyous laughter was contagious to all that knew her. Through life’s ups and downs, she was a fighter, a survivor and a pillar of strength. Always there for her family, their friends and anyone she knew in need. She was a constant beacon, a lighthouse of sorts for all those she loved going through rocky times. The memories of the many phone calls, letters and cards that she selflessly gave to many will be missed. “Aunt Pat,” Mom, Grandma, Momsie Pooh, Patricia, we all miss you so much already and love you so dearly. We will miss the sweet ways you always reminded us that we were in your thoughts and in your heart. For that Pat, you will always be in ours and for generations to come a little piece of you will always shine though. She never liked goodbyes, so till we meet again “we love you more!”