Patty lived on Balboa Island with her husband, Ben,
and they spent winters in Rancho Mirage, California
playing golf and enjoying the ambience of the desert.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years,
Ben, two daughters, Patty Sue and Lisa Grace, and
six grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister,
Suelinda. She was preceded in death by her parents
and her daughter Nancy Evans.
Patty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of California, Irvine, and was active among
local artists for many years. She owned the Afternoon
Gallery that was located on Balboa Island which was a
source of pride and fulfillment.
Patty was a member of the Newport Beach
Friends of the Library, served as President and held
other positions on the Board of Directors. She was also
active in the Episcopal Church for many years.
She was a dedicated member of the Glenbard
High School Class of 1944 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She
took pride in being editor of the class newsletter
and worked tirelessly to have the most professional
A family graveside memorial service was held on
April 26, 2010 at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona
del Mar, California with the Very Rev’d Canon Peter D.
Haynes of St. Michael and All Angels officiating.