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Patricia Doss Wilson was born at the home of her grandparents in Idabel, Oklahoma, on September 30, 1940, to Norwood Chester Doss and Dolores McCombs Doss; the oldest of four children.
During her school years, Pat enjoyed band (in the percussion section, she marched in the Cotton Bowl parade) was a pep club participant and elected Spanish Queen in her Senior Year. She graduated in 1958 from Idabel Gray High School, with a major in Speech.
Pat met her husband, Bill, when they both attended Central State College at Edmond (now University of Central Oklahoma.) They were united in marriage on August 22, 1959, at the Capitol Hill Baptist Church. To this union, three sons were born: Brian, (1960) Steve, (1963) and Chris, (1966.)
Pat was employed at Citizen’s National Bank in Edmond before Bill’s work at Ford Motor Company relocated the family to the Kansas City Area in 1967. She enjoyed being home room mother, den mother and Little League Baseball mom as their sons grew up. Pat was office manager at a private tennis club for ten years before retiring in 1988; went back to college at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she earned a Paralegal Degree.
Bill and Pat moved to McCurtain County in 1993 when Bill retired from Ford. Pat began involvement in activities at Idabel First United Methodist Church: Mary Martha Circle, Wesley and New Hope Sunday School classes, as well as various church committees. She was involved in Project Compassion, headed by Ellen Pearson, earning Volunteer of the Year award. Pat also became a member of Oklahoma Home and Community Education in 1995, serving in every county office during the years and Membership Assistant, Treasurer and Arrangement Chairperson on the state level.
Pat was a master quilter, receiving Champion fair ribbons every year, with applique and hand quilting techniques; she taught quilting classes at church and within the OHCE group. Pat also loved sewing projects: lap quilts for the veteran’s clinic and nursing homes, bibs, blankets and stuffed animals for the hospital and items for the Wee Care “Mommy Store,” She enjoyed gardening and baking her family’s favorite “coffee ring.” Pat is remembered as a devoted and loving mother and granma; a spotless housekeeper and excellent cook. She loved her God, her family, her country, the state of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Sooners.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Norwood and Dolores; her husband, Bill; a brother, Phil; half-sister, Martha and son, Steve.
Pat is survived by her sons, Brian and daughter-in-law, Gina, of Kansas City, Kansas; Chris and daughter-in-law, Virginia of Olathe, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Pam, of Gardner, Kansas; sister, Judy, of Grapevine, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary, (Art) Kuehny of Lahoma, OK; grandchildren, Jen (Brian), Lenexa, KS; Ash (Ryann), Mission, KS; Christina (Jay), Beaver Dam, WI; Matt (Jeannine), of Hockley, TX; Alex, Overland Park, KS; Noah and Marc, Gardner, KS; great-grandchildren: Leslie, Reece, Riley, Jackson, Liam, Lilly and Elaina; also cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be from 6:oo pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the White Family Chapel in Idabel, OK with Rev Rachel Parrot officiating. Interment will follow at the Denison Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 302 SE Jefferson, Idabel, OK 74745.