Mavis Lillian Schnock

May 29, 1956 - May 7, 2020
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Mavis Lillian Schnock

Mavis Lillian (Patton) Schnock, 63, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020, prepared for eternal life with her Heavenly Father.

Mavis was born in Rockford, Illinois, on May 29, 1956, to Donald and Nola (Marean) Patton. After graduating from Rockford High School, she went on to study cosmetology and worked in that profession for several years. Later, her work life included a variety of roles where she enjoyed using her gifts of compassion and care for others.

Mavis was a Godly woman who loved Jesus. Her son, Donald, was her pride and joy and she loved being his mother. She was known for her friendly greetings, unending generosity and overall kindheartedness, to family, friends and strangers alike. Her compassionate spirit and desire to please were always evident, even as her health declined over the course of recent years.

She is lovingly remembered by her son, Donald Schnock (Erica Decker) of Phoenix, AZ, and her four siblings Harry W. Patton (Cathy Hunt), Tucson, AZ; Cindy M. Patton, Bisbee, AZ; Lynn R. Patton, Tucson, AZ; and Jack D. Patton (Jane), Des Moines, IA. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Noah Decker and Natalie Decker; nieces and nephews, Melissa Davis (Jim), Lauren Brown (Donnie), Joseph Patton, Haley Patton, Davis Patton (Taylor), and Anna Patton; as well as several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her former spouse, Alan Schnock.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mavis may be made to National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southern Arizona (

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Born: May 29, 1956
Died: May 7, 2020

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Susan Furth posted on 8/16/23

I met Mavis at Highland School during summer school. I was going into 7th grade and needed some refresher instruction. I vaguely remember that time in my life but after seeing her name I remember her fondly and I’m sad to see that she has passed on.


Lyn Lowe posted on 11/9/20

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I just learned of her passing now. I was a volunteer who got to know Mavis when she was in Scottsdale. Even when she transferred to another facility in North Scottsdale, I would visit her as we had become friends. She would also introduce me as “this is Lyn, my volunteer”. When she was moved to Tucson we would talk on the phone and text one another. I believe I had last spoken with her back in April. Since that time, my husband had become quite ill and I had not communicated with her. I’m so sad to hear that my friend has passed away. Now she’s at peace.