Patricia Running Murphy
May 12, 1924-July 16, 2020
ST. LOUIS PARK — Patricia (Ford) Running Murphy, 96, of St. Louis Park, previously of Marshall, passed away peacefully July 16, 2020. There will be a small family gathering to celebrate Pat’s life, but no dates for the service are planned at this time.
Pat “Gammy” was born May 12, 1924, to Dr. BC “Bobo” and Laura (Grink) Ford in Marshall. Pat graduated from Marshall High School, and she studied Occupational Therapy at St. Mary’s College in Milwaukee, WI. Her favorite place was at her cabin on Ten Mile Lake in north central Minnesota. Pat and her first husband Red raised four children, Darcy, Kerry, Linda, and Brad.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Eileen and Marty, brother Jack, and her loving husbands NA “Red” Running and Dr. Joseph Murphy. Pat was also preceded in death by many of her friends from Marshall, Naples, FL, and Ten Mile Lake.
Pat spent the last years of her life at the Sholom Home in St. Louis Park where she received wonderful care from all of the caregivers and staff who lovingly called her Patty. She will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to be with her. As Gammy would say whenever anyone left after a visit: “Toodaloo!”
Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors