Patricia was born at Alta Bates Hospital with her twin sister Priscila to her parents, Lucille and Tommy Thompson. She grew up in San Francisco and attended high school there. The identical twins started their modeling career at a young age and were sponsored by Hales Grant, who launched their modeling career in Hollywood and Paris from 1945 through 1952.
The San Francisco clothing manufacturer hired the twins to model Levi Western Wear to the French public. While in Paris the twins modeled for Christian Dior, Toni hair products, and were known as the last “Toni Twins.”
Patricia appeared as an extra in two films, “I Remember Mama” with Irene Dunne and “Dark Passage” with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Patricia later moved to San Diego, where she obtained a real estate broker’s license and began a 34-year career in the industry.
Patricia married and had four children, which she proudly said was the highlight of her life. She moved from Apple Valley to Brentwood, where she enjoyed traveling the world on cruise ships. Her hobbies were playing games and attending social events at Summerset Orchards with her many friends.
Patricia is survived by her son, Dr. Ed Gunz of Sacramento; his two daughters, Meredith and Emily; daughters, Deborah and husband Alan Bennett of Bend, Oreg., Kaytie and husband Doug Holcomb of Knightsen, and their two children, Gretchen and Justin; great-granddaughter, Payton; and son, Christopher Gunz of Costa Mesa.