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Patricia Chedester (Murray) Indorato Obituary
Carmel Valley – Patricia, "Pat" or "Patsy" to her dear friends, 77, passed away peacefully at her home on December 21, 2013 after a lengthy illness. Pat was born in San Jose, CA to Paul Eugene Chedester and Ethel Ida Carolina Chedester. The family moved to Carmel in 1943 and Pat spent all but a few years living on the Monterey Peninsula. She attended Sunset Grammar School in Carmel and Carmel High School where she was one of the school's first song leaders, graduating in 1953. She attended Monterey Peninsula College and San Jose State University. After college Pat moved to New York City where she lived and worked for a year before returning to California. It was during high school that Pat first met John Pryor Murray. Patsy and "Jock" eloped in 1959 and lived in San Rafael for a short period before settling in Pacific Grove to raise their family. Pat enjoyed her roles as wife and mother, and spent many years volunteering as a Pink Lady at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. In 1985 Jock passed away shortly before Pat moved into the house they had built in Carmel Valley. After moving to the Valley, Pat continued to be active in the community as a member of the Monday Afternoon Club and the Carmel Valley Garden Club.
In 1992 Pat ran into an old beau, Joe Indorato, whom she had dated after high school. They were married January 1, 2000 and spent as much time traveling and dancing as they could. As it became more difficult for Pat to travel, she and Joe enjoyed activities closer to home. Pat was especially fond of her large and colorful rose garden and she will always be remembered for her gracious hospitality, her amazing strength and her kindness to others.
Pat was pre-deceased by her first husband, Jock and her stepsons, Bruce and Anthony Indorato. She is survived by her husband, Joe; her sister, Connie Smith (Don McBride) of Carmel; son, Duncan Murray (Kim) of Carmel Valley; daughter, Beth Buzza (Shane) of Carmel Valley; and by her stepchildren, Joe Indorato of Carmel Valley and Ashley Sanchez (Rick) of Lancaster. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Katie and Broden Murray and Zac and Jacob Buzza; as well as eight step-grandchildren, Joey, Matt, Mikala, Kaelyn and Kaylee Jo Indorato, and Alec, Ethen and Vincent Sanchez.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Tocchet and his staff for all of their caring and kindness. A gathering of friends and family will take place January 25, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm at 341 Ridge Way in Carmel Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to : www.michaeljfox.org or the .
Published in The Monterey Herald on Jan. 12, 2014
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