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Patricia Cristy Earl


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Patricia Cristy Earl Obituary
November 11, 1924 - March 7, 2017 Patricia Cristy Earl, 92, passed away in San Luis Obispo, CA on March 7, 2017. She was born in Pasadena, CA on November 11, 1924 to Harlan and Mabel Cristy. Pat graduated from South Pasadena High School and attended the University of Arizona. She traveled to Providence, Rhode Island where she and her high school sweetheart, Joseph Benjamin "Ben" Earl, were married immediately following his commissioning as an ensign in the Navy on January 6, 1945. In 1951, Pat and Ben built their dream home in Arcadia, CA where they raised their four children and continued to live until Ben's passing in 2013. Pat was a gifted gardener. Many weddings and parties were held in her beautifully landscaped back yard. Her interests in gardens and art led to years of service as a docent at the Huntington Library. Pat cherished all the friends she made at the Monrovia YMCA's early morning exercise class. In 2015, she moved to San Luis Obispo to be near her daughter Cristy. She thoroughly enjoyed this new adventure. Pat is survived by her children Jody (Roger) Helliwell, Cristy (Vic) Ecklund, Marjorie (Don) Fryer and Ben (Jonee) Earl; her twin sister Sue (Ed) Eubanks; sister Jerry Lehman; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and her faithful canine companion, Bear. She was preceded in death by her parents; her lifelong sweetheart Ben and her sister Joey. All who knew Pat will remember her for her ready smile and quick wit. She made friends easily and kept them for life. She will forever be much loved. Private graveside services will be held.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2017
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