Patricia Coney McCarthy
1922 – 2019
Patricia Coney McCarthy was born March 19, 1922 and departed this world on April 3, 2019 at age 97. She was born to her parents, Ilse Vockel Coney and Joseph John Coney in Alameda California, living out the majority of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended UC Berkeley before marrying her husband, Robert Elliot McCarthy in l945.
Together Bob and Pat had five children, 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. They are: Leigh Ann McCarthy Martin (John) and their children: Joseph (Jennifer) and great-grandsons Christopher and Patrick. Shannon (Rob) and great-granddaughters Sophie, Ashley and Katie. Steven Brian McCarthy (Laurie) and their children: Lindsey (Mattley) and great-grandchildren Coney and Ketchum. Lauren, Andrea (Andrew), Ty. Cynthia Jean McCarthy Wilson (Thomas) and their children: Elissa (Jon) and great- granddaughters Isla, Adly, Eden. Emily (Brandon) and great-grandchildren Kinley, Cayson and Kian. Laurel (Garrett) and great-grandsons Brock and Grayson. Ryan. Craig Coney McCarthy (Cynthia) and their children: Erin (Robbie) and great-grandchildren Renata and Emilia. Brian (Nicole). Karen Elaine McCarthy Price (Daniel) and their children: Michael (Ella) and great- grandchildren Alexis and Granite. Heather (Brett).
Patricia is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 62 years, her brother, Robert Coney and her son Craig. And also by many life long friends.
The trajectory of Patricia’s life was guided by her deep desire to do right, to love people, and to generously serve with the resources with which she was blessed. She came to authentic faith in Christ as an adult, and spent her remaining decades deepening her faith into knowledge and action. She loved her family, friends, good books, her garden, all animals, horseback riding and every kind of created beauty.
We look forward to our heavenly reunion. “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where O Death is your victory? Where O Death is your sting?”
The family would like to acknowledge our deep gratitude to the Covenant Village Community of Turlock for their competent and loving care; the quality of Mom’s final years was far enhanced as a result.
At Patricia’s request services will be a family graveside. In lieu of flowers, if any would like, please feel free to make a contribution to the Benevolent Fund of Covenant Village of Turlock, 2125 North Olive Ave., Turlock CA 95382, or to the charity of your choice.