Patricia C Bisson
Patricia Doyle Cooke Bisson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1946. She was having a lovely life in Scotland with her sisters and brothers when she met a charming missionary. It was the classic story of boy meets girl, boy sends girl to America to wait for him, girl meets a different boy.
Pat emigrated to the states, leaving her family behind, when she was only 19 years old. She lived in Maryland and worked for the National Geographic Society in Washington DC. She met Steve Murdock on a church outing and of course he was helpless when faced with that red hair and alluring Scottish accent. Steve gave Pat her greatest joy, her three beautiful daughters. Steve also gave Pat a lot of heartache so we’ll jump to the next chapter.
Although Pat had many dear friends during her lifetime, she met her very dearest friend, Sondra while working at See’s Candies in the early 1970s. It was Sondra’s daughter that set her up on a blind date with Larry Bisson in September 1976. Of course Larry also fell in love with that red hair, Scottish accent and her three adorable daughters. In turn, Larry gave Pat her love of Dodgers Baseball. The two were soon married in May 1977. During their marriage, they lived in California, Utah and Nevada and were blessed with four grandchildren. Pat was the best Granny, always ready to spoil her grandchildren with treats, adventures and presents.
Pat was a caregiver her whole life. For many years, while her own daughters were growing up, she ran a successful in home daycare. The children in her care still think of her as Auntie or Grandma Pat. Pat and Larry also opened their home to children in need as Foster Parents. Pat found her calling as a care provider and advocate for developmentally disabled teenagers and adults while working with various social service organizations like Easter Seals, DRC, Danville and Transition Services.
Pat was the most generous person most of us have ever met. After her stroke in 2019 she was confined to a wheelchair and lived in a nursing home. She always made sure she had snacks and gifts for her caregivers. She was sassy and funny and loving and loved.
Pat will be missed dearly by all who knew her, but most especially by her daughters Maggie Murdock, Kristina Murdock and Chanon Lockett, her sons-in-law Chris Lockett and David Reyes, her grandchildren Keven Leehan, MacKenzie Lockett, Maddox Murdock and Liberty Lockett, her brother George and his wife Ann Cooke, her sister Moira and her husband Gordon Irvine. She loved all of her nieces and nephews and was delighted when each of them called or came to see her.
Memorial service to be held Friday, April 22, 2022, LDS Church 3200 N. Mustang Street, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Viewing at 10:00am, Service at 11:00am.