A Memorial Mass for longtime Lakewood resident Patricia Ann Crews will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5th, at St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Long Beach.
Pat, 82, died at her Lakewood home on April 4, 2013. She was born to Frederick and Laura (TerVeen) Hasskamp in Crosby, MN on April 5, 1930. Pat was a Crosby-Ironton High School graduate, Class of 1948, and attended Brainerd Junior College. After moving to California, she attended San Diego State University where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She continued her schooling at California College in Long Beach, obtaining a masters in Education Administration in 1956.
Pat earned her doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Southern California in 1975. Pat worked many years in education as a teacher, administrator and principal. Most recently, Pat headed the Teen Mother School in Los Angeles for 13 years, retiring in 1988.
Pat was an animal lover, sharing her home with many dogs and cats. She enjoyed traveling and was active in numerous travel groups. She was a member of the Pi Omega Pi business sorority and the California State Education Association. With her fun-loving personality, sense of humor and zest for life, she relished her role as sunshine person for the Cerritos Gadabouts. She was a longtime member of the St. Cyprian parish. Faith, family, education and animals were very important to Pat.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Nelson Crews in 1996; sisters, Myrtle Murphy and Irene Roth and brothers, Frederick (Fritz), Robert and Kenneth Hasskamp.
Pat is survived by twelve nieces and nephews who wish to thank her many friends, neighbors, parishioners, doctors and healthcare professionals and caregivers, who assisted her throughout her life and during her final illness. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 4, 2014