WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Stephanie Hamlin Patterson

    Stephanie Hamlin Patterson, 69, a long-time resident of San Marino, CA, passed away peacefully at her home on March 5, 2014, after a several month battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Stephanie was born on October 3, 1944, in Santa Rosa, CA, the oldest of two daughters of Ross Earl Hamlin, Jr., and Elaine Hattie Hamlin. She grew up in Palo Alto, CA, and graduated from high school there in 1962. She attended college at UC Berkeley, where she obtained a B.A. in English and Social Studies in 1966 and a teaching credential in 1967, and immediately following college she taught for two years at Corona Del Mar High School.

    In December 1968, she married Dr. Charles Patterson of Westbrook, Minnesota, then a resident physician at the Los Angeles County -University of Southern California Medical Center, and after their marriage she taught at South Pasadena Junior High School. In 1973, after her husband had completed his military service at USAF Hospital, Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT, they moved to San Marino, California, where they lived ever since. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Duncan and Trevor, and they celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary in December, 2013.

    Survivors include her husband and two sons. Stephanie also leaves seven brothers and sisters-in-law, and their spouses: Dr. Thomas (and Lorie) Patterson of Boston, MA, Sharon Trent of West S1. Paul, Dianne (and Robert) Walsh of Minneapolis, William (and Bonnie) Patterson of Westbrook, Mary (and Michael Kaine) Patterson of Prescott, AZ, James Patterson of Westbrook, and Dr. Laurie (and Dr. Philip Furia) Patterson of Wilmington, NC. She had many friends and enjoyed great respect from those who knew her. Her loss will be deeply and widely felt.