In Memory of

Patricia Marx (Martin)

Patricia A. Marx

SIOUX CITY | Patricia Ann (Gayatri) Marx, 59, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Sioux City, passed away Dec. 28, 2013, in Rohnert Park, Calif., following a 17-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Patricia was born on July 5, 1954, in Sioux City. She graduated from Central High School in 1972. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in diet and nutrition. After college, Patricia moved to Honesdale, Pa. to the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Technology in 1981. She studied and lived there through 1988. She received her master's degree in eastern studies from the University of Scranton. She also lived in Minneapolis, Delaware, California and finally settling in Seattle.

Patricia was always interested in health, diet and nutrition and pursued her interests by studying yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic, and holistic medicine as well as following an organic, vegetarian diet for the past 40 years. She managed India Imports while in Honesdale. She was also a holistic health consultant and yoga teacher, studying Ayurvedic medicine and reflexology. She also worked in the home health care industry as a private health aide.

Survivors include her sisters, Maxine (Russell) Beyne of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Donna (Gene) Peska of Harrisburg, S.D., and Jacqueline (Steven) of Wauwatosa, Wis.; her brothers, Steven of San Diego, Calif., Daniel of Des Moines, Russell (Nancy) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Curtis (Heather) of Red Wing, Minn.; 13 nieces and nephews; and aunts, uncles and cousins. As well as many who knew and loved her from across the globe.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don T. Marx; and her mother, Rita E. Marx.

Serving others was a constant of Patricia's life. As a believer of the Himalayan tradition and yoga lifestyle, she spent time in India. A passion for health and service to others, memorial in her name are welcome to benefit the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust in Dehradum, Uttaranchal, India. C/O Randall Krause, Hym-La, 4949 Genesta Ave. 415, Encino, CA 91316.

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01/03/14 09:54 AM #1    

Marjorie Keene

So very sorry to hear this. Patty and I were in several classes togethere.  And I remember how quiet and sweet she was.  She always had the most beautiful smile, friendly to anyone, and always read outloud with the prettiest, little, whisper voice.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.

01/03/14 11:07 AM #2    

Mark Hanna

I am very sorry to read about Patty Marx! Like Margie Keene put it, she was a very sweet lady!

Always was kind and smiled at everyone. We had lots of fun at North High School and remember going from her home to Lief Erickson just 2 blocks away to go swimming! She will be missed by all of us!  

01/04/14 09:09 AM #3    

Nancy J Van Ness (Lake)

Sorry to hear about Patty. She was my grocery store 'friend'. When we were little our moms  would send us to Harold's grocery store and  we'd go together.  She always had a big warm smile. I'll especially remember all our walks together..whether it was to and from the store or school. Patty was a sweetie and she'll be missed. 

01/05/14 04:07 PM #4    

Brenda L. Irwin (Ferber)

Patty was one of the first people to befriend me when I came to Sioux City in 9th grade.  We had many philosophical talks and walks.  She taught me how to play tennis and invited me to join her and her family on their house boat in the summer.  She was, without a doubt, the kindest and gentlest friend I had ever had.  She was a safe and nonjudgmental person to talk to at a ‘scary’ time, when I was new and had left all my close friends behind in Florida.  She helped to make my transition easier.  Underneath her soft demeanor, she had a great sense of humor.  Although we lost touch in later years, I always smiled when I thought of Patty.  I smile inside now, when I think of her sweetness, her big generous smile, and the way she lived her life, with unconditional love towards others.

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