June 7, 1943 - October 17, 2021
Resident of Lafayette, CA
Patty passed away at home early Sunday, October 17 after a three month battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of sixty plus years, Patrick, and son Aaron, both of Lafayette. She is also survived by her god daughters, Emily and Natalie Meyer, daughters of Gina and Lars Meyer of Pleasant Hill, CA.
Patty Prediger was born in Salina, Kansas, daughter of Henry and Nellie Prediger, where she grew up and met her high school sweetheart, Patrick (Pat) Doyle. They dated through high school and were married June 1, 1961 in a civil ceremony performed by Judge Herb Wilson and attended by best friends Nancy Fink and Roger Peatling. Patty got a job in an optometry office where she learned to keep her boss busy by scheduling appointments with little down time. Pat worked as an auto mechanic on British cars. They enjoyed their first married years in their home town near friends and family. In 1964 they moved to Manhatten, Kansas so Pat could attend Kansas State University full time majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Patty worked full time to support Pat's education and attended K-State part time. After Pat's graduation in 1968, Patty suggested he interview for a position with Bechtel Corp in San Francisco, CA where he was offered a job and they moved to San Francisco in September 1968.
Patty loved San Francisco and enjoyed exploring the bay area. In 1969 the motherhood bug struck and they adopted their only child, Aaron, at the age of six weeks. When Aaron was three years old they moved to Pleasant Hill in the east bay in search of yards and playmates and a suburban lifestyle for Patty and Aaron. An associate of Pat at Bechtel, Jim Brown, lived close to Pat in Pleasant Hill it turns out. Jim and Pat had become quick friends at work. After the families met, Jim and Fran Brown unofficially adopted the Doyle family as their own along with their four boys, Michael, Sean, Jimmy and Dennis, and one girl Gina. This wonderful relationship has lasted through the years and continues today. Patty's 50 years of life in the east bay was an awesome journey involving both joy and tragedy while making new friends and extended family. Patty could light up any room with her presence and her warmth, her smile and her laughter and positive attitude. Patty loved and was loved. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Patty had many interests and activities. She worked as a special education assistant for several years in the Mount Diablo School District. She loved antiques and collectibles, shopping all kinds of sales and thrift stores for treasures with her son Aaron, also a collector of antique Disney memorabilia. She loved music from rock and roll to classical. She loved trips to her hometown Salina, Kansas, Hawaii, Italy, Paris and Berlin. She loved to water ski, go RV camping, occasionally attend Pats motocross events. She loved sharing her swimming pool with friends and dogs on warm summer days. She loved her home of 23 years in Lafayette.
We would like to express our appreciation to those who helped us through this challenging time. Specifically, Gina and Lars Meyer, Robert and Laura Wright, Bob and Lou Collins, Wendy and Eamon Murphy, Hospice of the East Bay. To all the others who expressed their love and condolences in various ways, thank you. Patty was interred in Oakmont Memorial Park on October 26 in a private burial. RIP my love, my wife, my life. View the online memorial for Patricia Doyle
Published by East Bay Times on Dec. 3, 2021.