Patricia “Pat” McIntosh

Patricia McIntoshPatricia “Pat” McIntosh, 88, of Palm Desert, California passed away July 6, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California. She was born June 29, 1925 to James and Margaret Johns in Youngtown, Ohio. She married Grover McIntosh in 1947 in Las Vegas, Nev. She graduated with a BS in Nursing in 1944 form St. Elizabeth’s College. In 1946 she moved to California to begin her career. She met and married Grover McIntosh, founder of the well-known McIntosh Pharmacy in Indio. They had two boys, Michael and Mark. She was widowed in 1955. She then worked as a nurse anesthesiologist in several offices until settling with Dr. F.X. McDonald for nineteen years. Upon his retirement she did part-time nursing with various oral surgeons. At that time she became an avid international traveler, visiting more than two hundred countries.

She served as President and Board Member of the Indio Women’s Club organizing many fundraising celebrity fashion shows which included President and Betty Ford, Mr. Blackwell, Tammy Faye Bakker, and film star Virginia Grey. She also served on the Board of the Coachella Valley Museum Auxiliary. She volunteered at Eisenhower Hospital, Palm Desert Museum and Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Recently she served as President and Board Member of Montecito HOA.

She is survived by three sons, Michael, Mark and Matthew McIntosh all of Palm Desert. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Joseph Leissler.

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