Pat was born in Oakland, California and grew up in East L.A. She attended Montebello High School where she was a song leader. Following high school she became one of the first L.A. Rams Cheerleaders. She then went on to attend Whittier College and then went back to Montebello High and taught P.E. and dance for 30 1/2 years. Patti retired in 1992 and married Phil Merchant. She and Phil traveled extensively and went on many cruises, joined a line dancing class and begin delivering Meals on Wheels and enjoyed 29 years together. Patti helped to deliver meals the Friday before she passed away and Phil continues to deliver every week since her passing. We loved Patti and will miss her greatly!