Patricia Bridget (Daly) Boyd

Born: Sat., Feb. 17, 1923
Died: Sat., Sep. 17, 2016

Interment following funeral service

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Sep. 22, 2016
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 23, 2016
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Patricia Bridget Boyd

February 17, 1923 – September 17, 2016


Patricia Bridget Boyd, 93, of Pendleton died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Patty was born in Pendleton on February 17, 1923 to James and Kate (McDevitt) Daly.  She was raised on her family ranch on Little Buttercreek in Heppner, Oregon.

After attending school at Pleasant Point and Pine City she graduated from Heppner High School in 1940.  That summer she served on the Heppner Rodeo Court representing the Lena Grange.  As World War II approached in 1941, Patty moved to Pendleton and went through a training program for a position at the Pendleton Air Base.  Subsequently, she worked for the Phone Company and Gas Company.

In 1947 she married Virgil (Butch) Boyd and raised three children, Sandra, Michael, and William. 

Patty worked many years at Dr. John McBee’s Dental Office.

Over the years a constant in her life was volunteering to help others.  She taught Religious Education classes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and helped many through St. Mary’s Outreach Program. 

She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Patty was known for her kindness, humor, friendliness and hospitality toward all.  Her family, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are grateful for the goodness she shared with them over her many years of life.

Her family includes:  Sandy Boyd, Mike and Dee Ann Boyd, Bill and Cindy Boyd.  Grandchildren: Brian Boyd, Katelyn and Joren Ross, Shannon Boyd, and Travis Boyd.  Greatgrandchild:  Erik Ross.

She was preceded in death by:  her husband, Virgil Boyd; parents, James and Kate Daly; siblings, Mary Doherty, Kathlene(Kal) Stuvland, and Charles Daly.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton, followed by interment at Olney Cemetery.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to St. Mary’s Outreach Program (440 S.W. Emigrant Avenue, Pendleton, Oregon 97801).

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