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Patricia Theresa Pulskamp Busch December 15, 1950 – July 16, 2012

Posted on July 25, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized

Patti Busch, born Patricia Theresa Pulskamp on December 15, 1950, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at her mother’s home. Patti was the fourth child of John and Kay Pulskamp and grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. After graduating from St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, Patti attended Loyola Marymount University. In 1972, Patti met Ron Busch, the love of her life, while both were working at the same company. A few years later, after their wedding, they joined Patti’s younger sister Mary working at Lake Amador, welcoming campers and fishermen to the resort and running the restaurant there. In 1991, Patti and Ron, in partnership with Mary and her husband Robert, purchased a diner on Main Street Jackson that became the beloved Rosebud’s Classic Café. Patti was well loved by customers and staff. After a trip to Ireland in 2001, the two couples opened the Celtic Knot, an Irish import store next door to the café. Several years ago they split the two businesses, with Patti and Ron taking full control of the Celtic Knot.

Patti had a great love of horses, especially her beloved big brown, Henderson, the “world’s most wonderful horse”.

Patti had a beautiful sense of style and beauty. She used that in needlework, knitting and also painted wonderful (mostly blue) furniture that is treasured by all who see it. Of course, her awesome sense of design and beauty is evident in the marvelous items she has selected to carry in the Celtic Knot.

The young people who came to work at the café and shop were so blessed by her guidance. She was a positive impact in the lives of her ‘peeps’. She held them all close to her heart and saw them as family.

Patti was so good to everyone! Her superpower was to recognize and jump into service to others, often before they realized their own needs. The last several years, Patti became an integral member in J.B.C.A. where she sat on the board and served as the membership coordinator.

Patti is best remembered as a wonderful wife, daughter, sister, aunt, (fairy) godmother, employer, shop owner, sports fan, horse-loving savant, and friend. She is survived by her husband, Ron Busch, brother John Pulskamp and his wife Betty, sister Ellen Turner and her husband Ray, sister Mary Pulskamp and her husband Robert Lockhart, and brother Michael Pulskamp and his wife Deborah, as well as almost sister Laurie. Patti also leaves her many nieces and nephews: Morrigan, Cailin, Tom, Kevin (and Lisa), Brighid (and Bill), Brendan, Emmet, Diarmuid, Robert, Nora, Jennifer, Ben (and Megan), Rebecca (and Paul), Meghan (and Paula), Tyx, and Kyle. Grandnieces and grandnephews include: Fiona, Sean, James, Rachel, Patrick, Kristin, Rebecca, Alana, Liam, Maggie, Kate, Elanor, and Molly. Patti was greeted on the other side by her amazing parents, John and Kay Pulskamp and her sister Carol.

Family and friends will be waking at 290 Gold Strike Court in Sutter Creek from 11 am to 11 pm on Monday July 30 th. with a Gathering Circle and Celebration of Life at 5:30 pm. Please join us.

Donations in Patti’s memory would be appreciated at:

Mountain Oaks Health Center
556 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 498-2014

My dear sister, Patti, had no health insurance, and so rarely saw a doctor in the last dozen or so years. If affordable healthcare had been available, we might have enjoyed this wonderful woman for another 15 or 20 years.


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