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Patricia Strange (Evelyn) Boyd

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Patricia (Evelyn) Strange BOYD Patricia (Evelyn) Strange Boyd, born in Hardin County, Sour Lake, TX on April 14, 1924 of Ernest Earl Strange and Evelyn Patricia Lawrence. Patricia was the wife of Syndicat ed Columnist; L. M. Boyd "Mike Mailway" (deceased). She died quietly in her home on March 23, 2011. Patricia lived in Seattle the last 28 years. She was lovingly known in the community as a leader. She was a Master Bridge player, hosting many events; for mer President of the Magnolia Garden Club, belonged to many organizations including the Busi ness Women's Association, al ways in leadership positions. As L.M Boyd's wife, they jointly founded Crown Syndicate - syndi cating several columns, includ ing her 'Seek and Find' puzzle found in many papers around the country. Her husband lovingly re ferred to her as his 'Love and War Man' for his 'L. M. Boyd' syndicated column. They worked side by side out of their home for over 45 years. As a Mother, Patricia was a skilled seamstress making all of her children beautiful clothes as they were growing up. She did all the fine needlework taught by her grandmother and aunts; she was a virtual chef in the kitchen and her favorite times were hosting large family or friend gatherings with beautiful floral decoration and delicious and unique recipes. As she was fond of saying - she like to 'make pretty'. Patricia was the mother of eight children. She is preceded in death by her husband, L.M. Boyd who died in January 2007. She also out lived two daughters, Linda Susan Kiley, and Patricia Anne Kiley of Crystal Lake, IL; and a great grandson, David Allen Christian son of Seattle, WA. She is survived by her six chil dren: Clare Kiley (Fred) Hasler of Winter Park, FL; James L. (Caryl) Kiley, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Marty (Steve) Christianson of Seattle, WA; Mary Anne Boyd; of Fort Worth, TX; Theresa Lawrence (Bill) Jones of Parker, CO; and Frances (Mark) Robert son of Fort Worth, TX. Patricia had eight grandchil dren; three step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children. She is also survived by one broth er, Ernest E.(Carlene) Strange, Kerrville, TX. Patricia had a favorite saying when her family had to depart as they returned for extra hugs and kisses she would say, 'There are never enough goodbyes'. At Patricia's request there will be no memorial service. Many thanks to our devoted Caregivers, Ruci and Harriet for all the love and special care they gave our mother over the past three years. Patricia will be placed perma nently to rest with her husband, Louis Malcolm Boyd at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake City. Family and friends can leave messages at [email protected] yahoo.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 27, 2011
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