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Virginia Lois Whiteley Patterson
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Birth: May 26, 1917
Nolan County
Texas, USA
Death: May 27, 2007
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Virginia Lois Whiteley Patterson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went into the presence of Jesus May 27, 2007. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Oakwood Cemetery.

Lois Whiteley was born in Blackwell, Texas, to William and Clara Kennedy Whiteley. She grew up in Merkel, Texas, and married her high school sweetheart, Jack Coleman Patterson, on Oct. 11, 1940. Lois had a career as wife and mother and excelled at both. She was "Coach Pat's" biggest support in his years as track coach at the University of Houston, Baylor University and the University of Texas and as Athletic Director of Baylor. She and Coach Patterson were sponsors of two girls clubs while at Baylor: Delta Alpha Pi and Pi Beta Phi. Lois sewed beautifully, loved to cook, travel, read, play bridge and made wonderful friendships across the bridge table. She had many "mom" jobs through the years as Boy Scout and Camp Fire leader and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Lois was a wonderful listener, a good friend, had a quick sense of humor and lots of "grit" in her tiny 5 ft, 1 in, frame. Lois was a lifelong member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church and the Friendship Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Jack; and two older brothers, W.A. and Kennedy.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Jack Coleman "Pat" Patterson Jr., of Austin and Pam Patterson Sibley and husband, David, of Waco; grandchildren, Rachel Sibley Reid and husband, David, of Keller, David "Adam" Sibley, Jr. and wife, Sheridan, of Waco, Jonathan Patterson Sibley and wife, Suzanne, of Austin, Jack Coleman "Cole" Patterson, II and wife, Yvawn, of Leander, Brett Patterson, of Austin and Chris Patterson, of Austin; great-grandchildren, Cole Reid and Maryn Reid, of Keller, Isabella Patterson and Coleton Patterson, of Leander.

She and her family are appreciative to her loving caregivers this last year of her life: her friend, Linda Holmes, Doris Fontenot, Vivian Coles, Martha Beau-Sejour, Vivien Miller and hospice aide Shontae' Harden.

WT: 6/19/2007...R1
Family links: 
  William Alonzo Whiteley (1882 - 1947)
  Clara Essie Kennedy Whiteley (1883 - 1944)
  Jack Coleman Patterson (1914 - 1996)*
  William Alonzo Whiteley (1910 - 1991)*
  Kennedy Charles Whiteley (1914 - 1996)*
  Virginia Lois Whiteley Patterson (1917 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Bock 18, Lot A16
Maintained by: K Kennedy
Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Jun 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19969950
Virginia Lois <i>Whiteley</i> Patterson
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Virginia Lois <i>Whiteley</i> Patterson
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Virginia Lois <i>Whiteley</i> Patterson
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