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Pat Ward Gwin

Birth Date: June 18, 1931
Death Date: March 10, 2019

Patsy Beth was born in Ropesville, Texas June 18 , 1931 and died the morning of March 10, 2019 in Fredricksburg, Texas after surviving a 30 year battle with not only ovarian cancer, but her final 3 years with lung cancer. Her body fought until it finally surrendered. She was in her home, as she had always wished. She passed knowing she was well loved; and more than ready to dance in heaven!


FUN. FlESTY. STRONG. LOVING . ALWAYS GIVING OF HER TIME, HER RESOURCES,HER OPINION (whether you wanted it or not) OUR POINT DIRECTOR. OUR MATRIARCH. She loved to dance, share a good meal with family and friends and hold patio get togethers with the party lights on.


She was a strong, courageous lady who met the challenges of her life as a daughter and sister, a mom, a wife, a partner in the Ben Franklin business in Oak Cliff with her first husband Tom Ward, a single woman in the workforce working for Laurel Land, Restland and Sedco Oil Company, a mom raising three children, a Grandma and Memaw, great grandmother Gigi, a caregiver, in-law, a friend . She had a full and wonderful life. Then she added cancer to her achievements.


Pat was the surviving poster child for over 25 years with ovarian cancer; outliving her support group at  Baylor Hospital of Dallas, and many of her closest friends. She lived year by year by setting a new goal to live for. Birthday celebrations, high school and college graduations, holidays, and her final dance at her grandsons wedding to name a few.


She lived in Oak Cliff and East Dallas most of her lif e; waiting many years to remarry. She surpri sed her family by eloping at age 79 to the ” love of her life “, Leland. The marriage allowed them to move to Fredricksburg, Texas where they remodeled a cottage on a hill outside of town and enjoyed “3 of the best years of her life. She was a lady well loved, she had a life well lived,she was “a good and faithful servant”…now dancing up and down the aisles heaven.


Her greatest Joy and Legacy is her family.


She is survived by her children;

Bruce and Laurie Ward (Fredicksburg),

Curtis and Babs Ward (Midland),

Brenda and Rob Colburn, (Dallas).


Her Grandchildren;

Lindsay and Seth Soloman (Amarillo),

Shea and Natalie Jones-Colburn (Memphis)

Whitney and Doug Grammer (Sachse)

Taylor and Casie Ward (Fredricksburg),

Alex Ward (Ohio),

Quinn Colburn and Suzy Lebel (Seattle),

Cale Colburn Utah)


Her “Great Grands”

Paige & Brynn Soloman

Austin & Caden Grammer

Beckett & Collins Ward


Services will be held at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas Friday March 22, 2019 at Restland Memorial Chapel at 13005 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243 at 11:00 am. With Memorial service to tale place in Fredicksburg Texas at a later date, to be determined. Updated are posted om




Funeral service
March 22, 2019
11:00 am
Memorial Chapel at Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75243
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