Obituary Patricia Anne Kane Morris Hair: 1928-2016

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It is with deepest sadness our Mother Patricia Anne Kane Morris Hair passed away in Hemet on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2016. 

She had just celebrated her 88th birthday. Her health had been declining over the past few months. Mom’s pain is no more.

Born on Dec. 3, 1928, in Long Beach, only child of Bill and Kathleen Kane (predeceased). 

Predeceased by husband Gib Morris (married 1946-1964). Predeceased by husband Lowell Hair (married 1966-1988).

Survived by her half-brother Tim Kane of Seattle, Washington; children Daniel Morris of Jacksonville, Florida, Lynne (Derril) Lorensen of Kamloops, BC Canada, Kathy (Jim) Peronto of Summerfield, Florida, John Morris of San Bernardino and Margaret (Charles) Culp of Costa Mesa;  three stepchildren, Kassandra Bentley of New Mexico, Jim Hair of Drain, Oregon and Judy Hartman of Oakland, Oregon.

Patricia had 11 grandchildren, eight living, and three predeceased; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; six step-grandchildren; and one great-step-grandson.

Pat lived most of her life in Idyllwild and Hemet. She excelled in swimming and became a life guard and swim instructor at age 16. For many years, she instructed swim lessons and summer life guarding in Idyllwild. 

She graduated from Hemet Valley High and loved cheerleading.  She was an avid reader and donated so many books through the years.                                   

She loved volunteering through the years: school PTA president, fire commissioner in Idyllwild, volunteer at Hemet Valley Hospital and Auxiliary president. Also, she volunteered on the Elvis Presley filming of “Kid Galahad” in 1961 on the catering crew. 

At age 60, she rode the Colorado rapids and at age 75, went on her dream trip to Ireland to reconnect with her family heritage and have a Guinness. Mom went on many cruises and just had fun in life always being involved with her family,

Mom had many kind and loyal friends through many years whom we are so thankful for.

Thank you to the very loving and caring staff at Wendell Home Care where Mom resided these past six years.

In loving memory of our mother: “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” 

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