Saturday, April 22, 2017

Patricia Jean Dawson Ehring, BHS 1948

Patricia Jean Ehring "Pat" 86, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of March 23, 2017, with her children by her side in Pismo Beach after a long battle with emphysema.

Pat was born on January 7, 1931, in Glendale, Calif. She was the second child to Harold H. Dawson and Loetta Pinnick Dawson. Her brother, Richard M. Dawson preceded her in death.

Pat spent her early childhood living in the North Long Beach/Compton area. Her family moved to Burbank when her father changed employers. She attended John Burroughs Junior High School and graduated from Burbank High School in 1948. After a brief try at sorority and college life, she returned home to Burbank attending Glendale Community College where she graduated.

Pat married Theodore Woodbridge Ehring on September 2, 1950, at North Glendale Methodist Church. She and "Woody" met in the 9th grade. While living in Burbank, Pat gave birth to Gregory Woodbridge in 1953 and Karen Lyn in 1955. After Ted graduated form USC in 1957, the family moved to Bakersfield where Ted took his first job as a geologist at Texaco. During those years
in Bakersfield, Pat gave birth to their second daughter Dana Sue and their second son Kevin Richard.

In 1965, Pat and Ted relocated to La Crescenta when he took a new job with Signal Oil. During their time in La Crescenta, Pat obtained her Real Estate license. She was passionate about helping each family find their "perfect" home.

Then in 1974, Pat and Ted, along with Dana and Kevin, relocated to Houston, Texas. Shortly after arriving in Houston, Pat continued selling homes in her new location. In the summer of 1983, Pat and Ted moved back to California settling in Huntington Beach where she obtained her CA Brokers License and got right back to the business she loved. In 1996, Pat and Ted moved one last time to Pismo Beach, and again she continued her career.

Pat had a gift for cooking and canning and hardly ever used a measuring cup or cook book. Pat was a loving wife and mother to her four children. She dearly loved her seven grandchildren: Stephanie, Jaime, Shannon, Kasey, Austin, Brandon and Matthew, along with 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Kevin Richard and her loving husband, Theordore Woodbridge Ehring.

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