October 7, 1928 ~ August 7, 2012
Patricia Jean Dutrow was born on October 7, 1928 in Alleghany, CA to Katherine (Kinkel) and Elmo 'Pat' Shepherd, and moved to Grass Valley, CA as a teenager. Patricia married the love of her life, Richard Dutrow in September of 1951 and moved to Fremont in 1964, Richard's birthplace. Loving Mother of Greg and wife Libby, Glen and wife Susan, and Patrick and wife Karen Dutrow, all of Fremont. Patricia always said, 'They left the nest, but not the tree.' when asked about her sons. Devoted Grandmother of Jennifer, Jessica and husband Nick Caraveo, Christopher, Alicia and Kimberly Dutrow all of Fremont. Cherished sister of Viola 'Maryola' Clemo of Downieville, CA and Betty Verlod of Stockton, CA. Patricia and Richard owned the Swenson's ice cream store in the Irvington District of Fremont from 1964 to 1969. She was an amazing cook, loved to spend time in Grass Valley and tenderly took care of her grandchildren. She was a long time member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont and participated in the Marion Prayer Group. Mass of Resurrection was held at Holy Spirit Church and she was interred at Irvington Memorial Cemetery.