Update: June Pat Morrow Celebration of Life to be rescheduled

The Celebration of Life for Pat Morrow that was scheduled for Saturday, June 29, has been cancelled. Ralph Morrow, her husband, announced the cancellation at the Tuesday, June 18, City Council meeting. Morrow said his wife's Celebration of Life would be rescheduled for some time in August.

 

Morrow said he wanted to do the celebration right because it was only going to be done once.

 

The Celebration of Life for Pat Morrow that was scheduled for Saturday, June 29, has been cancelled. Ralph Morrow, her husband, announced the cancellation at the Tuesday, June 18, City Council meeting. Morrow said his wife's Celebration of Life would be rescheduled for some time in August.

 

Morrow said he wanted to do the celebration right because it was only going to be done once.

 

Pat “Miss Pat” Morrow’s life would have been  celebrated from 2-7 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at the Catalina Island Visitors Country Club.

Her husband, Council Member Ralph Morrow, announced the Celebration of Life at the Tuesday, June 4, Avalon City Council meeting.

Pat Morrow passed away on Friday, May 10, at Torrance Memorial Hospital on the mainland. She died following a stroke. It was her second stroke in four years.

As previously reported, Nick Morrow is scanning the photo albums Pat Morrow left behind. An avid photographer long before cameras were built into telephones, Pat Morrow left behind about 25 to 30 photo albums, according to her husband. Ralph Morrow said “Miss Pat” had photographed virtually everyone on the Island and the pictures are expected to be part of the celebration of her life.

She was born in East Los Angeles on May 15, 1939.

Ralph and the future Pat Morrow met in Montebello, Calif., when she was 14. He joined the Navy. When he got out about four, perhaps four and a half years later, “she was still around,” and they married a month after he left the service. They were married for 53 years.

In 1973, the Morrows opened a store on the Island that they operated for 27 years. Ralph Morrow said “Miss Pat” met just about everyone in town there.

Ralph Morrow has said she was the only reason he was mayor four times.

She loved singing and dancing.

She owned tap dancing shoes.

“She had a lot of fun while she was here,” Ralph Morrow said.

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