PAWS founder Pat Derby dies of cancer
Pat Derby, founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, speaks to the Lodi Rotary Club in 2009. Derby died of cancer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
- Services, memorials for Pat Derby
A celebration of Pat Derby’s life will be planned at a later date. Partner Ed Stewart has requested no flowers be sent. For anyone wishing to honor Pat, Stewart would prefer donations to PAWS in her memory. Letters of condolences may be sent to P. O. Box 849, Galt, CA 95632, or emailed to email@example.com.
— Source: Performing Animal Welfare Society
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Pat Derby, who founded the PAWS sanctuary for wild animals in the country outside Galt before adding two more sanctuaries, died Friday of throat cancer at her home in San Andreas. She was 69.
Derby and Ed Stewart, her partner of 37 years, founded the Performing Animal Welfare Society in 1984 at their 30-acre animal sanctuary on Simmerhorn Road, east of Highway 99 in Galt.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:41 pm.