Patricia G. DeHon, died peacefully in her home in West Palm Beach, FL Monday March 3rd 2014, at the age of 86. She was born, in Jacksonville, FL, but grew up in St. Petersburg, FL. She met her husband to be, Frederic T. DeHon, there when they were in grade school (Fred passed in January of 1997). After graduating from St. Petersburg High, Pat attended Florida State College for Women/Florida State University. After marrying in 1948, she transferred to the University of Florida. After she and Fred graduated, they moved to West Palm Beach in 1950, where she worked as a social worker. In 1954 her first child was born and she became a home maker extraordinaire and volunteered throughout the community.
She served the Palm Beach community in many ways. She was a faithful and extremely active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church having served in many capacities including Director of the Altar Guild. Other special interests included serving on the Boards of Directors for The Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults in Palm Beach, and the St. James and St. Andrews Residences in West Palm Beach; she was President of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches having been instrumental in the creation of the South Florida Science Museum. She gave tirelessly of herself to others and to God, putting others before herself; she will be missed by many.
She is survived and will be missed by a son, Frederic T. "Ted" DeHon, Jr. and his wife Dotty Olsen-DeHon; a daughter, Diane G. "Dede" DeHon; two grandchildren, Emily Rose DeHon and Luke McAnulty DeHon; and numerous cousins, nephews, and a niece.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation, and Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, with The Very Rev. David R. Wilt, Rector, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Pat's request was that contributions be offered in memory of Patricia G. DeHon to Holy Trinity or The Rotary Foundation, c/o Rotary Club of the North Palm Beaches, P.O. Box 31315, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420