Yvonne passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on December 21, 2012 after a heroic 9-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Born in Paris in July of 1938, Yvonne was the youngest of 3 children raised in the Lorraine region of France. At the age of 24, Yvonne decided to move to the United States to live the American dream and possibly become a translator for the United Nations.
Besides her native French, Yvonne spoke German and Dutch fluently. It was then that she met her husband of 47 years, Klaus Pache. While in New York, Klaus and Yvonne decided to spend the winter in Palm Beach Florida and got married in the spring of 1965.
Klaus had lived prior in San Francisco so they decided to settle in America’s favorite city.
Yvonne and Klaus were the proud owners of the Plumed Horse Restaurant in Saratoga for 31 years. She was often seen greeting guests as they arrived. She was also the controller of the company, with all its duties, including the management and payment of every bill.
Together, Klaus and Yvonne had the opportunity to travel to many exciting and beautiful corners of the world. Her favorite place was Tahiti. She loved the warm water and white sandy beaches alongside the Tahitian outlook on life.
She is survived by her husband, Klaus Pache, and her two children: Stephanie Pache and granddaughters, Chloe and Dominique, living in Santa Cruz and Gregory Pache, wife Gina and grandchildren, Jordan and Justin, living in Los Gatos. Her sister, Charlotte, and brother-in-law, Hermann Neuhaus, living in Saratoga, also survive her.
Yvonne was a beautiful, elegant and kind woman who made an impact on everyone she touched. Her “Joie de Vivre” and overall zest for life could not go unnoticed. She was loved and admired by many and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
May she rest in peace.
Funeral services will be private for family members only; however, donations in her honor can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (www.mmrf.org).