Pa­tri­cia (Mead­ows) Tod­hunter

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFETRIBUTES -


Res­i­dent of El Cer­rito Pa­tri­cia (Pat) qui­etly slipped away the evening of Septem­ber 8, 2018 fol­low­ing a long bat­tle with Alzheimer’s dis­ease. She was born 88 years ago in Berke­ley to par­ents Lo­rina Ed­wards Mead­ows and Roland Earl Mead­ows. She was pre­de­ceased in 1997 by her daugh­ter Lau­rie Jean Robert­son. She is sur­vived by her hus­band of thirty-six years, Davis Tod­hunter and her son, William Robert­son of Sparks, Ne­vada.

Pat was very proud that she had at­tended Berke­ley High and the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. (She would not let her hus­band wear any­thing red; not even at Christ­mas.) She was a mem­ber of Lambda chap­ter of Sigma Kappa soror­ity and for many years vol­un­teered her pro­fes­sional ser­vices to keep the house beau­ti­ful.

For al­most forty years she main­tained her busi­ness, Pa­tri­cia Robert­son In­te­ri­ors, at a re­tail lo­ca­tion in Orinda. Pat’s ma­jor at Cal was Dec­o­ra­tive Arts.

Pat en­joyed her mem­ber­ship in Ro­tary, first in Orinda and later El Cer­rito. She was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of In­te­rior De­sign­ers and served on the board of the San Fran­cisco Chap­ter. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a mem­ber of the Berke­ley City Club, she was part of a group that re­stored much of the in­te­rior of the Club’s his­toric Ju­lia Mor­gan build­ing. Pat was a mem­ber of First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Oak­land where she found the op­por­tu­nity to share her pro­fes­sional skills and re­sources.

There are many neigh­bor­hood dogs that are go­ing to miss the treats she would hand out. Pa­tri­cia was per­haps the kind­est, gen­tlest and most giv­ing per­son any of us are likely to meet.

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