Patricia Rundy was born and raised in the Bay Area. Born in San Francisco as the only child to Ralph and Gladys Archinal in 1935, she lived for a short while in Daily City, and spent all of her formidable years living on the quaint island of Alameda. At the age of 18, on a seemingly ordinary bling date through mutual friends, she meet the love her life, Donald Rundy. The relationship between the two blossomed, and after two years were married and embarked on a life long journey that would ultimately stand the test of time and last 60 wonderful years. Along the way the couple made life-long, loyal friendships and raised two gorgeous daughters, Kathleen (Moody) and Karen (Hallett) in San Leandro. Beloved family memories were made on vacations exploring the granite cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park – a tradition the family would keep for generations to come. Pat lived out her dreams of seeing the world, and traveled all across the US and Europe. Every year she looked forward to experiencing new places, delicious food, and meeting new people. Like an annual ritual, the couple also pilgrimaged to Maui, often times with family and best friends, where they sat ocean-side; reading good books, eating island fish, and listening to the sound of the waves. Her travels became her inspiration for her other passion, oil painting, where she capturing the places she’d seen on canvases that decorated her family’s homes. Pat was proud to welcome her son-in laws Robert Hallett and JC Moody, and lived for the close-knit family she was creating. She looked forward to every holiday and special occasion where she could be surrounded by the ones she loved. She became the grandmother of two beautiful and successful granddaughters, Jennifer Hallett and Lisa (Hallett) Schlotz. She was thrilled to watch the girls become the first in the family to graduate college and jet off around the world on their own adventures. She was overjoyed to stand witness as Lisa married Drew Schlotz, expanding the family even more. Retiring in San Ramon, Pat was always known for her genuinely warm and welcoming personality, making friends everywhere she went. She leaves behind a legacy of friends and family who will miss her sharp wit and spirit deeply. Patricia Rundy passed peacefully on May 19, 2017 and will be laid to rest in Rough and Ready, the tiny gold mining town where the roots of the family began. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any donations to the Yosemite Conservancy.
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