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August 28, 2023
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Patricia Regena (Boyd) Eisenhart, 73, of Brookville, passed away on August 28, 2023 following a stroke.
Patty is survived by her two daughters, M.G. Eisenhart of Philadelphia, PA and Meredith (Britt) Hanley of Crozet, VA; two grandchildren, Heath Hanley (6) and Hazel Hanley (4); and an extended family in Iowa. She was predeceased by her parents, Pat(sy) Wilson Boyd and Geneva Faye Steward Boyd, and her brother, James Tully Boyd.
Born in Jefferson, Iowa, Patty had fond memories of her grandparent’s farm and developed a lifelong love of cows. As a child, her family moved to Dallas, TX where she grew up and graduated at the top of South Oak Cliff High School in 1968.She attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Hawaii, subsequently living in Lake Charles, LA before moving to Iowa City, IA. While there, she was proud to work for two eminent psychiatrists at the University of Iowa. A passion for travel led her to a months-long trip on the Yankee Trader sailing vessel in 1975 where she met her future husband, Marty Eisenhart. The two wed in 1977, remaining married for 25 years. After having children, Patty worked as a stay-at-home mother and volunteered at her daughters' school and in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove, furthering the life's work of her own mother who was a registered nurse.
Patty was a beloved mother and grandmother. Patty instilled in her daughters a love of crossword puzzles, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and traveling. She was a progressive thinker and fostered in her daughters a sense of ethics and inclusivity.
She adored her children and grandchildren (and grandpets). Patty had a soft spoken way of making close friends in the different communities she called home, including Greenwich Village, New York City where she lived happily for over 15 years. She was beautiful inside and out and cherished deeply. Services will be private.