DR. PRISCILLA DAY BOEKELHEIDE, M.D. Priscilla was born on November 29, 1921 in Hillsdale, New Jersey. She attended the University of Minnesota, graduating from the medical school in 1949, one of only six women in a class of 150. In 1945, she married Irving Boekelheide. Priscilla maintained an active obstetrics and gynecology practice for many years in Chico, California. At the age of 50, she returned to school to study psychiatry. In 1984, she and Irving moved to Sacramento, where Priscilla maintained a psychoanalytic practice until she was 78. Priscilla always loved travel, music and the theater. She was a dedicated and hardworking physician with a passion for medicine and a deep commitment to all of her patients. She died in Davis, CA on October 9, 2012. She is survived by four sons and their wives; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Yolo County Hospice Association.
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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 19, 2012