Patricia Cattanach Deih
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December 15, 1924 - January 3, 2013
Surrounded by her family, Patricia (Pat) Deihl died peacefully on January 3, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. of congestive heart failure. She was 88 years old. Born in Los Angeles to Margaret and Tracy Cattanach, Pat attended parochial school and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. Upon graduation she was encouraged to attend Whittier College and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in 1946. Her love for children brought her into the Whittier public school system. With a brief interruption to raise her three sons, she taught in the primary grades until her retirement at the age of 66. Pat lived life fully and did not mince her words. She traveled frequently with her son Rick, his wife Becky, and whoever was available to go on the many excursions they experienced together. Pat spent a great deal of time enjoying the company of old friends and traveled to many places with them as well. Her son Bill who lives in San Francisco and Son John in Portland Or. were favorite destinations in her travels. Pat is survived by her three sons; Bill Deihl, Rick Deihl and John Deihl, her three daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren and 1 great grandchild along with the many friends who loved her. Pat was a warm and friendly woman who made friends easily. She will be greatly missed.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Jan. 27, 2013