Obituary for Patricia Ann "Tish" Rockwood
Patricia “Tish” Ann Rockwood
March 18, 1956 – December 29, 2017
Patricia “Tish” Ann Rockwood, 61 of Kamuela, Hawaii, passed away on December 29, 2017. She was born in Parsons, Kansas but spent her life in many places throughout the world from the midwest to Japan, and finally landing in her paradise, Hawaii.
Tish was known for her quick wit, sense of adventure, and love for a cocktail with a good sunset. She was passionate about many things, but most of all her beloved pets and family (likely in that order). Her marriage to her husband, Gary, brought her immense joy; they had fun for every one of their 30 years (even though, as she often told him, some of them were dog years). Between the two of them, Tish and Gary had six children, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and cousins. Additionally, there were many other friends that she considered family.
Tish is survived by her husband, Dr. Colonel Gary Rockwood of Kamuela, Hawaii; her children, Myki Williamson, Michael “Chael” Pruett (wife Lee), and Ashlie O’Reilly (husband Bill); her grands Lucy, Charlie, Amelia, Finn, Connor, Cameron; step-children Kimberley Rockwood, Gary Rockwood Jr. (wife Kim), Mark Rockwood (wife Holly); step-grandchildren Amanda, Georgia, Gary, Audrey; sisters Rene’, Qene’, Canera, Marni; brother Jay; countless dear friends; and her beloved pets Pixey, Molly Jr, Gordon and Elliot.
A private memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Dog is My Copilot, Girl Scouts of America, Planned Parenthood, or have a drink and watch the sunset in her honor.
In her own words, “That was fun. Let’s do it again tomorrow.”