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Mary Patricia Lowenthal Mussey

California, USA
Death 17 Nov 2012 (aged 78)
Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Burial Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 101361278 · View Source
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Mary Patricia (Lowenthal) Mussey, 78, was released from her body, which gave up before the mind and spirit after a brave battle with cancer, Saturday, Novenber 17, 2012, at her home with family in Los Osos.
Born to Dr. Henry and Ada Lowenthal, an RN, in January 1934 in California, the youngest of five siblings, while here on a family vacation from New Jersey.
After graduation from high school with honors, she met the love of her life, Charles Dale Mussey. They married in June 1951 in Arcadia, Calif. Mary was Chuck's sweetheart. One year later, June 1952, they were blessed with a baby girl, Kathleen. Then eight and a half months later, surprisingly and unexpectedly, they were blessed with identical twin boys, Daniel and Daryl, on "April Fools Day."
Soon after the births of her three children, they took in and raised her nephew, Jerry Smith.
At the age of 20, she was crowned "Queen for a Day" on national TV - it was fun and delightful for all.
In 1970, they moved to San Luis Obispo, where Chuck managed his best friend's business, Bedlo's. His passion was to build homes with his sons Daniel and Daryl. Mary worked close to his side. Life was but a joy. Mary was a wonderful and beautiful wife and mother. A delight to know, she brought true joy and love to all. A heartfelt and loving thanks to Hospice Partners, friends and neighbors, and her daughter, Kathleeen, for their kindness and loving care.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Mussey) Shank; grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Shank, Chad and Shane Mussey, Micheel, Daniel and Ericca Mussey; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dale Mussey, two sons, nephew.

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  • Created by: Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101361278
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Patricia Lowenthal Mussey (Jan 1934–17 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101361278, citing Los Osos Valley Memorial Park, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr. (contributor 47322965) .