2011 — Phoenix, AZ
Jim and Patricia. . .
O'Boyle, Patricia Anne
Age 82, of Flagstaff, passed away on March 27, 2011. Patricia was the daughter of Mary E Scruby Donahue and EW Donahue, born in Rapid City, SD and lived her youth in Scottsbluff and North Platte, NE. She was part of the group of volunteers welcoming the soldiers at the train station in No Platte during WW2 and worked at Hauke Drug store at the soda fountain offering comfort and fun for the soldiers headed off to war. She married one soldier, M/SGT James J. O'Boyle and continued her caring spirit through 20 years of Air Force life. During their travels, she explored culture, language and the arts and became accomplished at speaking Japanese. Always active in membership and leadership in organizations, she had roles in the NCO Wives Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Questors and the Colonial Dames Society. At Minot AFB, ND she worked with the American Red Cross at the base hospital and organized their sponsorship of an on the job training at the base dental clinic; she trained along with the troops and became a dental assistant. She worked in Phoenix as an orthodontic assistant. As an accomplished genealogist, she published several books and helped many others get
acquainted with their past. She was the Matriarch of her neighborhood. Patricia died Sunday, at the age of 82, with the love of her family and friends present and surrounding her. She is survived by four children James, Mary, Patrick and Tim, fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren all of whom love her deeply. Many relatives value their close relationship up to and over 65 years: Aunt and Uncle, Nephew, Cousins, sisters and brothers in law. Friends and neighbors recall her sincere virtues, great story telling and listening skills. She will be missed deeply but rejoice that she will surely be blessed in heaven as she rejoins our heavenly Father and all those she has loved so well who have gone before her. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, on Wednesday, March 30 at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, with Rosary at 7 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, March 31 at St. Louis the King, 4331 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale.