Patricia McClanahan

Obituary of Patricia H. McClanahan

Patricia Henrisey McClanahan was born on November 21, 1926, at The Stork's Nest, which is now a designated historic building in the Presidio area of downtown Tucson. She was very proud of that fact and loved to relay that information. Pat graduated from Tucson High School in 1944 and attended one year at the University of Arizona where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega. She married Richard Earle McClanahan in 1945 and moved with him to California where he was an employee of Lockheed Aircraft, which was producing planes for the war effort. At the conclusion of World War Il they moved back to Tucson where they remained.

Their first son, Dennis Earle, was born in Glendale, California, but was only 3 months old when they relocated to Tucson. Their second son, Timothy Frank, was born in 1951. Pat was a homemaker and mom while her sons were growing up. She excelled in baking and pies were a specialty - her husband, Dick, used to joke that he "only liked 2 kinds of pie - hot pie and cold pie". She was a lifelong parishioner of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Suburban Women's Club for a number of years. Pat also volunteered weekly at Mobile Meals for 40 years. She was a lifelong fan of the University of Arizona sports teams ~ especially football and basketball ~ who faithfully wore her Arizona Red on game days.

She was devoted to her family and had a wide circle of friends ~ she will be deeply missed. Patricia is survived by her sons Dennis (wife Pam, son Michael), Tim (wife Gretchen, sons Patrick and Shaun, wife Janet and daughter Hayden), nephew, J. Michael McClanahan, dearly loved niece, Elizabeth Ferrari, and extended family.

For anyone wishing to remember Patricia with a contribution, the family suggests Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona.

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Funeral Services

11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Angel Valley Funeral Home
2545 N Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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