Patricia Eileen (Hall) Dilbeck\nMarch 1933 - October 2022\n\nPatricia was born in March 1933 to Bruce C. and Eileen Cayce Hall in Santa Barbara, California. Her father was a drilling superintendent in the oil business, and the family moved around a lot during her childhood. They finally settled in Long Beach, where Patricia graduated from Wilson High School in 1951. She married Larry Allen shortly thereafter and soon had four children: Lucinda, Sandra, Steven, and Lance. \n\nShe was a typical mom and housewife through the 50s and early 60s when they divorced. Patricia then went to modeling school at John Robert Powers and worked for that agency, while operating her own charm school. In 1965, she joined the Long Beach Press Telegram as a classified sales associate. A few years later she moved her family to the San Luis Obispo area, where she worked for the SLO Telegram Tribune for the next 25 years, eventually becoming classified manager before being named publisher of the Morro Bay Sun Bulletin and the Cambrian. When Patricia retired from the Scripps papers, she moved to El Dorado Hills, California where she worked until she retired at the California News Publishers Association in Sacramento.\n\nPatricia married Gerald “Jerry” Dilbeck in 1969, adding two stepsons, Lyndon and Mycah, to the growing family. She was devoted to her family, helping to care for her seven grandchildren and recently welcoming four great grandchildren to her circle of love. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, her older siblings Mariel Long, Barbara Shannon, and Robert Hall, her son Steven Allen, and her husband Jerry.\n\nPatricia and Jerry lived on their beloved acres in Shingle Springs until Jerry passed away in 2019 just shy of their 50th anniversary. After several major falls and valiant comebacks, Patricia succumbed to a serious infection at the age of 89 on October 22, surrounded by her children and many grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.