May 10, 1925-December 4, 2011
Patricia Haile was a gift to this world. She was an educator, and an inspiration to learning. She proudly raised four children (John Haile, Debbie Gabel, Terri Teebken and Bobby Haile). She spent 32school years teaching and nurturing the students of Glenoaks Elementary School as if they were her own, prior to retiring in 1999. She spent the summers teaching her own seven grandchildren to read, write and love learning as much as she did. She would tell them nursery rhymes, take them to the zoo, and always end the evening looking up at the moon singing “I see the moon…” in that special singing voice only grandmothers have. She was fortunate enough to spend time in recent years with three beautiful great-grandchildren, whom she adored.
Patricia Haile’s true home was always in her classroom, Room 10 at Glenoaks Elementary. Teaching was not her job it was her passion. She had a talent for recognizing students she had in 4thgrade as adults when she was out with her family. She could recall their names without a second thought, and would always take the time to say hello and find out how they were doing, just as you would your own family. The children that came through her life touched her heart, as we hope she did theirs.
Patricia’s family will be holding a private memorial service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, the community make donations in her name to her home away from home, to support her friends and family at Glenoaks Elementary School.
Glenoaks Elementary School
2015 E. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91206