Shamrock Holdings released the following obituary for Patty Disney on Friday:
Patricia A. Disney, 77, vice chairman of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., the investment company for the Roy E. Disney Family, died today of Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Disney devoted much of her life and energy to the activities of her late husband, Roy E. Disney, the former chairman of Shamrock Holdings and former vice chairman of The Walt Disney Company. Mrs. Disney enjoyed a long and active interest in higher education, literature, sailing, and painting. She was a former regent of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., a past member of the board of the Peregrine Fund in Boise, Idaho, and a former trustee of Occidental College.
She is survived by four children: Roy Patrick Disney, Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, and Timothy Disney, and 17 grandchildren. Mrs. Disney was born in New Orleans, moved to Southern California as a young child and attended the University of Colorado. Before her marriage to Roy Disney in 1955, she lived in New York and worked in advertising.
Funeral services will be private. In honor of Mrs. Disney, gifts may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Southern California Chapter, attention John Seiber, or the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, attention Theresa Meyers.
However, the really beautiful story of Patty’s life & legacy is on WeLovePatty.com.