Obituary: Patricia J. Dillon | Independent Verde

Patricia j dillon

1935 – 2021

Our beloved mother, Patricia J. Dillon passed away to be with the Lord on October 27, 2021. She was born on November 9, 1935 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 85 years old.

She dedicated her life to her children as well as to public education. She has worked as a teacher and school psychologist for over 30 years. She received her doctorate in school psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1989. She has worked in Prescott, Arizona, Beaverton, Oregon, Cottonwood, Arizona, as well as on the Navajo Indian reservation in northern Arizona. She has volunteered at CASA and various ministries at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Patricia is survived by her daughters, Mary Zale (Mike Thompson) of Cottonwood, Audrey Islas (Sus) of Cornville; son, Allen “Sonny” Zale (Shelly) of Cornville; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on November 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood, Arizona. A visitation and rosary will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, respectively, at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, Arizona.

Donations can be made to the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception.

An online guestbook can be signed at

The information was provided by Westcott Funeral Home.

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