Patricia Wright (Dietzman)
EducationA high school diploma was plenty of education for me (so I thought at the time)! Marriage was on my mind!
Professional LifeI held various clerical and administrative positions in the early years after leaving SE…along with juggling motherhood…oh, how did we do it?! My real career began in 1975 when I entered into civil service with the IRS. I worked there for 7 years in the accounting area, then I transferred to the General Services Administration, another government agency. I spent 13 years there learning all the aspects of vehicle fleet management, from agency requirements, procurement, usage and disposal/replacement criteria. It was a great experience…but after 20+ total years, Mr. Clinton was offering “early outs”, so I took early retirement in 1997. I am now concentrating on another retirement, currently working at the KU Endowment Association as a Development Assistant at the KU Med Center campus.
Family LifeRichard Dietzman (the young man I was engaged to at graduation) and I married in October 1964 and soon will celebrate our 40th anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. Rich has worked as a telecommunications service technician in several area businesses with the last 7 years of employment at Sprint United. He is now retired and enjoys being home. We have two wonderful girls, Wendy Arlene and Robin Kay. They have blessed us with three grandchildren, Nathan (14), Madison (6), and Collette (11 months). Wendy is a Disabilities Determination Hearings Officer in the metro area and is the mother of our grandson, Nate. Robin is a full time housewife and mother of two girls living in Vancouver, WA. Both of my parents are deceased, but my brothers (3) and sisters (3) are doing good and most live in the metro area. My youngest sister (Kathy, SE ’67) has a husband and daughter in the military now in Iraq. Very ironic, that daughter was born while her father was in Vietnam in 1970.
Hobbies & InterestsSpending time with Rich and the grand kids, watching their ball games, band concerts, and plays…I like to read a little and do a little yard work (now that we have a riding mower).
Retirement PlansI hope I can really retire in 2008, that is my goal, but one never knows what tomorrow brings!
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