Patricia Henry |

Patricia Henry

Patricia Henry

Patricia “Patty” Henry of Nevada City died in her sleep Sept. 18, 2013, after a period of declining health. She was 63.

Private services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mrs. Henry was born Aug. 20, 1950, in Bryan, Texas, to Henry Lee Foster Jr. and Mary Beland Foster. She moved to California at an early age, and attended Van Nuys High School and Valley Community College in Van Nuys, where she mastered office skills, including shorthand, which she continued to use throughout her life.

She met her future husband, Jamie Henry, following his discharge from the Army following his service in the Vietnam War. They first resided in the San Fernando Valley before moving to Nevada City, where Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and Mr. Henry became a longtime employee at Robinson Timber.

The two were interviewed for a series of articles that appeared in the Los Angeles Times about the Vietnam War.

Mrs. Henry was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed interior decorating, music, shopping and playing cards and board games. She was well known for her sense of humor. She enjoyed anything British, and attended concerts by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles in her teen years before traveling to England when she was in her 40s.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Henry, his wife Thea and their daughter Farren, who was Mrs. Henry’s only grandchild; her parents, Henry and Mary Foster of Rocklin; a sister, D.K. Foster Doss and her husband Jock Doss of Carpinteria; and a brother, Randy Foster and his wife, Sarah Parker Foster of New Bern, N.C.

She was predeceased by a sister, Tamar Foster of Grass Valley.

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