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     Patricia Lee Gaines, age 40, of Lamar, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at her home following a six month illness.

     Tricia, the daughter of John and Kathy (Cash) Mulder, was born July 11, 1970, at Covina, California.  She spent her early childhood in southern California and, at age 13, moved with her family to Sacramento.  In 2002, at Reno, Nevada, Tricia married Wes Gaines and they moved to Monett, Missouri in 2004.  In June of 2005 they moved to Lamar where Tricia had worked as a pharmacy tech at Walmart for three years.  Tricia was a talented and hospitable homemaker wherever she lived.  In addition to being a wonderful cook and baker, she had a gift for creative hand-work, blessing family and friends with items she had knitted, crocheted or cross stitched.  She also enjoyed reading and the company of her dog, Bear.  Tricia attended First Christian Church of Lamar.

     Survivors include her mother and step-father, Kathy & Don Crawford, Monett; her father, John Mulder, Lincoln, California; three sons, Chris Navin of southern California, Robert and Nathan Boartfield, both of Kingman, Arizona; two daughters, Kat & husband Gary Layton, Monett and Jennie Boartfield, Lamar; a step-son, Alan & wife Jamie Gaines, Folsom, California; two brothers, Scott Mulder, San Clemente, California, and John Mulder, Jr., Lincoln, California; three grandchildren, Isaac & Luke Gaines, and Ryan Layton; and a large extended family.

     The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 26th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Honoring Tricia's wishes, her body will then be cremated.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lamar Good Samaritan Shop in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#5 Cincinnati, OhioJim Navin 2011-02-09 20:53
Goodbye old friend...

You are now Forever in the warm light of God's love...flying a kite higher than any of us here on earth can. Constant joy and peace, away from the pain and struggle of this world. Walking along heaven's sandy shores, you have now moved on to the next life.

Your Friend,

#4 Colorado Springs, COCheree Walden 2011-01-25 17:16
Farewell my precious cousin, all though we did not see each other much as adults we have such wonderful memories as children. I send you all my love & you will be missed dearly. God is the lucky one this week because he got a new angel, he will wrap you up in Heaven & now all your pains are gone. I'm thankful you had such a love filled life with children & grandbabies. Rest well & we will all see you again one day.
One of my favorite songs reminds me of you,
The Band Perry "If I die young"
If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
oh oh oh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I
#3 Rancho Cucamonga, CaliforniaDorie Navin 2011-01-25 12:31
My Dear Tricia,

You were taken to heaven far too soon. A special memory will be of your happiness when you saw Chris graduate from high school and again how proud you were at his college graduation.

I am so grateful to you for blessing me with my grandchildren.

Rest peacefully in God's love.
#2 Lamar Mo 64759Mary L Watts 2011-01-24 16:30
Tricia is a light that well be missed. I'm so glad I got to be apart of her life and got to know her. She well be missed greatly by everyone that knew her.It broke my heart to see you go.Mary
#1 CaliforniaDeVera Brown 2011-01-23 13:25
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

I am blessed and honored to have had such a genuine friendship with Tricia...She will be missed.

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