OBITUARY

Patricia Anne Eure Garey

September 15, 1944July 23, 2017
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GAREY, Patricia Eure (Trish), passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday July 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Otho Felton Eure, mother Gertrude Evelyn Eure, nieces Stacey and Kelli Booth and brother-in-law Chip Booth. Trish is survived by her husband and best friend of 43 years, Louis, son Andrew, daughter Kathryn, daughter-in-law Rachael, granddaughter Charlotte, sister Brenda Booth grandniece Ashley Booth, brother Thomas Eure sister-in-law Kathy and niece Jessica.

Trish was a graduate of Hermitage High School. She was a proud member of the Stuart Circle School of Nursing class of 1966 where she made numerous lifelong friends, notably Margaret, Marty and Susan. Trish earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the MCV/VCU School of Nursing in 1968 and a Masters Degree in 1973 from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. It was during her time in Baltimore that she developed a lifelong friendship with her best friend Helen, tried to hold off the advances of Louis and coexisted with the world’s meanest cat “Sweet Pea” aka “Damnit”. Louis finally convinced her to marry him and she and “Damnit” moved back to Richmond. Trish and Louis were married in the Maymont Italian Garden on June 8, 1974.

Trish taught nursing at MCV/VCU until her retirement due to a stroke in 2004. During her time at the School of Nursing she touched thousands of lives in the nursing field. She was a member of New Hanover Presbyterian Church for many years where she volunteered for Caritas and Habitat for Humanity. Trish was one of the original church ladies at New Hanover. This group included her special friend Pat with whom she shared her love of plants, gardening, and a good bargain at any price.

Trish gave her life for others and lived to take care of those she loved. She was an unbelievably devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, big sister and friend. She showed us that inner strength is a product of wisdom and kindness and set an example that has made us all better people. We will miss her gentle soul every day but we know that she sits with God, watching over all that we do.

A memorial service to celebrate Trish’s life, will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116, followed by a time to visit and share memories with the family. Those who wish to speak will be invited to do so at the service. Reception to follow at 7256 Shannondale Rd., Mechanicsville. In lieu of flowers please donate to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Nature Conservancy, Feed More, or VCU School of Nursing.

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  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Jessica Tinker

July 31, 2017

Sending so much love to the Garey family! Trish was an amazing woman who cared endlessly for her family. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! My heart and thoughts go to you in this difficult time. All of my love, Jessica

Sarah Golding

July 29, 2017

Dear Butch, Drew, Brenda, Rachael, Katy and the rest of the Garey/Eure family,
Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. We were glad to have known Trish and know her passing leaves a huge whole in your family.
We are here for you all, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for help with anything.
Love Sarah, Jay and Joe Golding/Chiaramonte

Tracey Hawkins

July 27, 2017

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life lived in service to others. My deepest sympathies to you, Rachael and Drew and to the entire Garey family.

Marty Burton

July 26, 2017

Dear Butch and family, my heart is so sad that Tricia is no longer with us. It was over 50 years ago that we became classmates and friends-a friendship that has endured. Her infectious laugh, smile and sense of humor was shared through so many good times and those not-so-good ones. Your constant and sustaining love supported her these last few years. She leaves us too soon but with memories of fun times and a reminder to keep a sense of humor through all that life brings us. Love, Marty

July 26, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

Bernie Henderson

July 26, 2017

As President of Woody Funeral Home, I extend our deepest sympathy from all our staff for your loss. We are committed to providing the utmost care to you at this time and throughout the days to come. Our purpose is to assist and serve you in a manner that exceeds your expectations. We pledge to strive to merit the trust you have reposed in us.

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