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Patricia Rennie Dahl

Jacksonville lost one of its most devoted citizens when Pat Dahl quietly passed away October 25, 2015 at her home. Pat was born July 2, 1939 to Ronald and Kathleen Rennie in San Mateo, Calif., the last of three children.

After completing her education at Dominican College of San Rafael, she married Peter Dahl, who preceded her in death in 2005. They lived in various cities in the United States; Okinawa, Japan; and the Australian outback where her beloved Pete worked as an engineer. They finally settled in southern Oregon, first in Ashland where they owned the Morical House, then they moved in 1995 to Central Point/Jacksonville.

Motivated by their love for Jacksonville, its residents and visitors, they joined and were actively involved in many civic organizations, such as the Jacksonville Garden Club, Friends of Jacksonville Historic Cemetery, the Jacksonville Community Center, the Jacksonville Boosters, and the City Parks and Visitors Committee.

Pat is survived by her sister, Jan Vasquez (Sal), and niece, Cookie Vasquez, of Sacramento; and Pete’s brothers, Chuck (Ann) of Jackson, Wyo. and Dick (Linda) of Bakersville, N.C.   Also surviving her are Chuck and Ann’s children, Jeffrey Dahl, Suzanne Dahl Crumpler, and Kristina Dahl Sutcliffe; and Dick and Linda’s sons, Cary, Clay and Stephen Dahl. These were her nieces and nephews whom Pat cherished as her own children. Her sister, Carol Rennie of Modesto, Calif. passed away a few weeks before Pat. Remaining are Sweet Pea and Cinda, her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that she lovingly called “the girls."

A graveside service officiated by Fr. Victor Perez of the Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Jacksonville Cemetery followed by a celebration of Pat’s life in the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library.

You may continue Pat’s legacy of supporting organizations in her community by making a contribution to an organization of your choice in Pat’s honor and memory.