Patricia H. Grymes, a homemaker and an avid Chesapeake Bay sailor, died Dec. 11 of cancer at her Towson home. She was 85.
The daughter of Urban Smith Holden, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad civil engineer, and Dorothea Boyer Holden, a homemaker, the former Patricia Ann Holden was born in Cincinnati.
She moved to Baltimore's Hunting Ridge neighborhood when the B&O; transferred her father to Baltimore.
After graduating in 1947 from Western High School, she took a job as a sales associate at the old Hochschild Kohn & Co. department store. At the time of her marriage in 1950 to Herbert Livingston Grymes, she was working in the plant department of the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co.
"She stopped working in 1951 when we were expecting our first child and became a homemaker," said her husband, a retired career Army officer. "She loved cooking and entertaining and collecting cookbooks."
Mrs. Grymes and her husband enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard Bears' Delight, their 42-foot sailboat.
She was a communicant of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road, Timonium, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Grymes is survived by two daughters, Nancy G. Fields of Baltimore and Sallie G. Kelly of Jarrettsville; and two grandchildren.