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Monica Patricia "Patty" Preach

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Monica Patricia "Patty" Preach Obituary
"Patty," a 64 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Eldora, Iowa, Patty was 86 when she died. She was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church Manhattan Beach and the Neptunian Club. Patty trained as a nurse during WWII. She came to Southern California and went to work in 1945. She met her husband, William "Bill" Preach in 1946 and were soon married. They moved to Manhattan Beach in 1952 and became active in the community. Patty is survived by her sons, Timothy (Maryann) Preach of Newburg, OR; Jeffrey (Terri) Preach of Castaic, CA; Frederick "Kelley" Preach of Manhattan Beach, CA; her niece, Kathy (Orvis) Nelson of Torrance, CA; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Veronica Kelley; her husband, William L. Preach; and her sisters, Margaret and twin, Elizabeth. A gathering of family and friends and a Vigil will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Service will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, and to obtain date, time, and directions to the services.

Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 6, 2010
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