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Patricia Jean
(Trish) Ladre

Patricia J. Ladre (72) of Torrance, CA, passed away on January 2, 2014, following a lengthy illness at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City. Trish was born on July 16, 1941 in Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from Oakridge Oregon High School in 1959 and eventually moved to Southern California with her family. Trish was married for 53 years to her husband Bert. They were married in 1960 in Chula Vista, CA, and she became a Navy wife. Trish was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Mary Rounds and her brother, Raymond Rounds. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Ladre (Rose Ladre) and David Ladre. Trish was involved in a number of things throughout her life. She was PTA president at Bert Lynn Middle School in Torrance, president of Tordondo Little League Auxiliary, and after retiring from Toyota, she became involved in helping veterans. Trish broke new ground by hiring veterans at the Long Beach Medical Center to make poppies for the American Legion Auxiliary. She went on to become president of Hawthorne American Legion Unit 314 and advanced up the chain to become president of District 19 American Legion Auxiliary. Trish worked at Toyota Motor Sales USA as a parts expeditor with an expertise in critical parts. A memorial service to celebrate her life is scheduled at Hawthorne American Legion Post 314 on Saturday, February 8. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Foundations, of Trish's. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2014
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