Pat Ward Gwin
Birth Date: June 18, 1931Death 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).
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 Caringbridge.org/Patsy(Pat)WardGwin