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April 7, 1925 - April 22, 2016 Patricia "A.P." McFadden was a lover of life. She took in the colors, textures and flavors of this world with fervor, doling out compliments and reassurances interspersed with rich histories of the country and her beloved Santa Monica. During her 36 years teaching in Santa Monica, she fascinated even the toughest students, earning respect through captivating stories and rubric. As president of the SMCTA she received an Award of Merit for her accomplishments in gaining teacher's rights. Early on, Pat was governess to the children of famed writer Robert Ardrey, who stated her influence. A young educator after WWII, she taught for the Armed Forces in Germany and France. This began a lifetime of global travel and a strong belief in expanding one's horizons. She hosted educational trips for family, and spent years traveling the world with friends. An avid historian & genealogist she traced her family's first US immigrant to 1624, and was Registrar for the SM Daughter's of the American Revolution. She enjoyed leading the crafts group at the SM Methodist Church. Pat held a BA from UCLA and Master's from USC. She left a legacy of outstanding education and betterment, and is survived by family and many friends.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2016
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