Patsy Jo Wade, a resident of Woodcreek, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 79.
Husband: Fred Wade of 56 years
Children: Patrick Ray Wade (Jessica Wade), Kimberly Jo Wade Swan (Kevin Swan), Kristie Kay Wade Manion (Steven Manion)
Grandchildren: Lyric Wade, Shamgar Wade, Rainie Wade, Liam Wade, Rud Swan, Wade Swan, Hannah Manion, Jonathan Manion (Kelly Manion), Sarah Manion
Parents: Robert A. Pitzer Sr., Thelma Jo Koonsen Pitzer
Brother: Robert A. Pitzer Jr., (Lynda Pitzer)
Grandparents: Paul Pitzer, Ethel Pitzer, Henry Koonsen, Ollie Josephine Gilmore Koonsen
She is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.
She grew up in Breckenridge, TX and went to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she studied and obtained a degree in Education with minors in History and English. She met the love of her life, Fred Wade, at a Valentine's Day dance. He said to a friend the night he met her that he was going to marry that girl. He gathered his courage, they dated, and they married on December 29, 1960 in Breckenridge, TX.
After graduating college, Pat and Fred moved to Austin, where Fred went to law school and Pat taught school. They then moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where Fred joined a CPA practice and Pat taught school. Pat went back to college to obtain an additional certification in Special Education, teaching classes in Early Childhood and Special Education. Later, they moved to Wimberley, TX, where Pat finished her work career with Fred in his CPA practice before retiring.
Pat and Fred loved their days in Corpus Christi and in Wimberley. She loved being a wife to Fred, and they went everywhere together. She loved her children, and her grandchildren were also her joy. Pat loved her church, singing in the choir, cooking, crafting and reading. She was very active in her church and local civic groups/clubs in Wimberley.
Pat enjoyed entertaining in her home, as well, and her Christmas parties and Christmas decorations were well known and loved by all. She always had a smile on her face, a hand to help, and a way of making even new acquaintances feel like old friends. Patsy Jo went by Pat except when her grown children were having fun with her.
The world has lost a very dear Mother, Nana, and friend. But she is now with her husband Fred and in the presence of our Lord Jesus, and for that we are very happy indeed.
Mom, Nana, Pat fought a courageous fight with her Alzheimer's. She came in this world fighting and left this world fighting.
Donations can be made in her honor at: https://www.alz.org/
Pat’s family will hold a funeral service in her honor at Chapel in the Hills of Wimberley on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at the Wimberley Cemetery at 3:00 PM. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at (512) 847-2226 or visit www.thomasonfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.