Ms. Ciochetti soon became involved in her new community, joining the Newcomers' Club, and participating in the Saturday night barbecues sponsored by the Ladera Recreation District, her family said. She also joined the Nine-Hole Ladies group at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.
A love of adventure led her to summer school in college at the University of Hawaii, and a summer stay in Mexico with friends, her family said. She later traveled extensively with her sister, Evey Harrison, and her daughter, Robin Willard.
Ms. Ciochetti's death was due to complications of Alzeheimer's disease. In a prepared obituary notice, her son, Tom Ciochetti, wrote: "Although she eventually started forgetting names and faces, she never lost her cheerful attitude and sense of humor. When she couldn't find a word or finish a sentence, she would laugh, often making a joke. She passed away peacefully, leaving us with a smile and the memory of a life enjoyed."
Ms. Ciochetti was preceded in death by her husband and by a daughter, Julie Seagraves. She is survived by her children Tom and Robin, and by five grandchildren.
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