Monterey – Patricia Ann Grainer passed away, peacefully, at the age of 67 on December 14, 2013. Patty was born on August 16, 1946 in Missouri to Kenneth and Helen Lutz.
Patty graduated with honors from Northwestern University
, College of Arts and Sciences in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Patty continued her education at Northwestern University, completing her Masters of Education degree in 1970. Patty's love of reading and writing contributed greatly to her success teaching creative writing in Glencoe, Illinois. Retiring in California after more than 25 years of teaching, Patty stayed in contact with many of her students, acting as a mentor to the writers who shared their work with her.
Patty was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister, Nancy.
Patty is survived by her cousins, Phyllis Meichel and Ingrid Bremer; a stepson, Jeff Grainer and many other cousins. She will be remembered by her dear friends, Ellen Young and Pearlvera Taicher.
The family would like to thank Tammy Quiroz and the staff at Visionary Health Care Services at Hacienda Carmel for the excellent care Patty received.
At her request there will be no memorial service. Patty's ashes will be spread at sea off the Monterey coast.
Patty's kindness and generosity will be greatly missed by all who knew her.