Patricia Lindqvist passed away peacefully at her home in Marina del Rey on Oct. 27, surrounded by her beloved family and caregivers. She was 87.
Lindqvist was born Nov. 20, 1924 in Boston, Mass. as one of 13 children to Thomas and Mary Tyrrell.
Following high school, she lived in both Miami and New York City, where she was eventually hired by the United Nations. When Lindqvist was assigned to a UN mission in Jerusalem, she met and later married the love of her life, Ingvar Lindqvist, who was also a UN employee from Norra Vi, Sweden.
In 1955, the newlyweds moved to Hollywood and began their lifelong profession in the automobile sales/repair industry, ultimately founding Lindqvist Foreign Car Service in Culver City, which evolved into Lindqvist Motors, a successful car dealership featuring Saabs and Fiats.
Patricia Lindqvist’s integral role in managing the business never interfered with the love and support she bestowed on her son, Erik, and daughter, Kristina, her family said.
After selling Lindqvist Motors in 1980, Ingvar and Patricia enjoyed an active retirement travelling the world and spoiling their grandchildren.
Patricia loved wildlife and spent many years serving as a docent for the Los Angeles Zoo and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Lindqvist was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. Her sweet nature and genuine interest
in others endeared her to virtually everyone she met and she will be greatly missed, her family said.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008.
She is survived by her son Erik and his wife Lisa of Austin, TX; daughter Kristina Koltun of Manhattan Beach; grandchildren Kimberly, Erik and Matthew Koltun, Bradley Baker and Karl Lindqvist; brothers Eugene and William Tyrrell and sister Dorothea Silk.
A memorial mass was held Nov. 14 at the Church of St. Mark in Venice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Lindqvist’s memory be made to the Church of St. Mark, 940 Coeur d’Alene Ave., Venice, CA 90291.