Ynez Pattiani Graham

Posted On May 21st, 2011 -


Born in Oakland, CA on October 31, 1917 passed away peacefully at Regents Point in Irvine, CA on May 16, 2011

Ynez was the daughter of the late William L. Pattiani and Evelyn Craig Pattiani. Her mother wrote the book “Queen of the Hills,” a popular history of the City of Piedmont. She attended the University of California where, she met Donald Houston Graham, Jr. They were married in 1940 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he became a prominent real estate developer and she became active in the Junior League and Kappa Alpha Theta.

She is survived by her children, Pattiann Earl Graham Smith of Chicago and Donald (Mac) Houston Graham, III of Los Angeles, grandchildren, Marce Olson, Kristin Panehal, Sharon Netherton, Donald Houston Graham, IV, and Chaffee B, Graham, one great-grand daughter, niece, Sally Brant and her children, Robert H. Brant and Susan Brant.

Donations in her memory can be made to Punahou School 1601 Punahou St. Honolulu, HI 96822.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran