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May 02, 2015
It feels like I met Pat several times, but really I got to know her differently at several chapters of her life. First when our families started meeting at Fallen Leaf Lake and Pioneer Day, then when she moved to San Francisco, and finally when I graduated from Cal Poly and saw her again at a lecture by Phillip Glass.

My memories are mostly after she graduated from college and moved to San Francisco--food, wine, art, dinner parties, musicians and traveling. Pat was the smartest, wisest, most cultured, funny and sharing person I have ever known. I am sorry that I never got to see her in action when she was a chef, but all the other memories I have of her fill more pages of my life then I can count. She is one of the few blessings I count in my life.
April 06, 2015
Pat Madden Crawford I count as one of my dearest and closest friends, starting from our school days together at Mission High in SLO and continuing through various phases of her life, such as her going to college in Spokane (where I visited her), to her visiting me in Stockton, to her having me housesit upon my return from 8 years abroad at Frog Hollow as she called the place she and husband and young daughter lived, to later years while eating her delicious food on trips through Paso, stopping at Buci's. I became an honorary member of the Madden clan through knowing her and love her and her family, always. I miss her even as I write this. I am adding in photos of her at FamilySearch.com on a tree I created, to which all should add the facts I do not have on hand. She was and still remains an integral part of my life and I will never forget her humor and intelligence, her hard working nature and her abilities to have fun. Simply, Pat, I love and miss you terribly. Mary Elizabeth Pulling Selandia
February 16, 2014
Many many years ago I knew Pat when she was at Gonzaga in Spokane. We stayed in touch off and on for 10 or 15 years after that --. I visited the Madden home one Christmas, and a few years later, in 1970 I think. She also came to Montana and visited me and my kids when I lived in Butte. I had been thinking about her a lot lately, and went searching, finding this obituary. I am sorry for all of you --- . I realize that my thought we might reconnect will never be. Pat was an amazing free spirited woman ~ and those of us who knew her were influenced by that spirit in many ways. Peace and warm thoughts ~~~ Margy
December 09, 2009
Pat was very special to me and I always felt I was working for her rather then she for me, It is hard to believe I will not hear that wonderful voice again
December 05, 2009
Dearest Kakie

Pat was such a great gal. No matter if it had been weeks or years since she had seen someone, she was always bubbling over with enthusiasm and interest in their lives.

I will always remember how excited she was when she opened her restaurant, dressed in her checked chefs pants and white coat and wearing a wide smile from ear to ear!

We always talked about having a glass (or two) of wine and sitting down for a long talk. We never seemed to get around to it. I will toast her on Saturday.

Our love to you and the family.

Betty and Chuck Miller
December 04, 2009
I didn't know Pat nearly well enough, but always enjoyed comparing notes with her. My deep sympathy to the Maddens and Kate.
December 04, 2009
Love to the Madden/Crawfords. Rest assured we'll be keeping Pat alive in spirit through GREAT memories and of course, good food and even better wine. Life is indeed an attitude. We all have a better one having known Pat.

Lisa and Jim Maino, SLO, CA
December 03, 2009
We will always be amazed by Patty's strength and spirit. Much love from the north to Kakie, Kate and the whole clan.
December 03, 2009
Wow, I was just thinking about Pat earlier today or yesterday and wondering how she was doing...our prayers go out to the Madden family and her daughter Kate. Nicole, Peter, Marie and Emily Lucier
December 03, 2009
The after-shock from her famous whiskey sauce still lingers in my taste buds!
'Twas a singular privilege to have met such a beautiful person and shared with her wonderful mother,Kakie, and her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May Pat now be enjoying her rightful place at the eternal divine banquet!
Benny Flanagan, (the Irish dropin at the hill).

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taken during visit to Pat's in Paso, mid-1980s

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