NEWH Says Goodbye to Patricia Stoner
May 31, 1921 to March 19, 2019
Patricia Stoner was a major participant in the early growth of the NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter. If you needed funds raised or sponsorships for events, Patricia was the one to get it done. She was a legend before her time. Nobody said “NO” to Patricia.
The wonderful beautiful Patricia grew up in Southern California, graduating from El Monte High School and attended college, studying nursing, where she received her RN. But that wasn’t enough and soon she opened one and then a string of restaurants. As if that wasn’t sufficient to keep her busy, she changed careers in 1950 and became a sales representative. By 1978, Patricia represented major hospitality manufacturers in lighting and furniture.
She was a recipient of both of the prestigious Woman of the Year (1986) and Joyce Johnson Awards (1994), for all her contributions to the hospitality industry and especially to NEWH.
Patricia would have celebrated her 98th birthday in May and is survived by her son Stan Scott, daughter-in-law Katinka, 5 grandchildren: Kim Molina, Christopher Scott, Major Shawn Scott, Krystal Scott, Joshua Scott, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Preceeding her in death was her beloved daughter Sheri Miner, two younger sisters, and husband Bill Barnett. Patricia’s ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony this summer.
Contribute to the Patricia Stoner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to be presented by the NEWH/Los Angeles Founding Chapter.