Patricia Shanklin

Obituary of Patricia Louise Shanklin

Patricia Louise Stewart Shanklin was born on August 31, 1929 and she passed away peacefully in Dancing Rivers Assisted Living in Grapevine, TX on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 01:23 am. Patricia was 91 years and 2 months old. Patricia was born in Houston, Texas to Morris Stewart and Jewel Stewart. Patricia was also born with her identical beloved twin sister, named Marie. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Morris Stewart and Jewel Stewart. And also preceded by her twin sister, Marie Stewart Stevens, and her husband David Stevens, Also, she was preceded in death by her dearly loved husband, Carroll Jones Shanklin “Shank,” in 2019 and her oldest first born son, Mike Shanklin, on October 31, 2020. Patricia is survived by her children, Larry Glen Shanklin, Carol Shanklin Neff, and Benjamin Scott Shanklin. She is also survived by her brothers, Billy Stewart and Morris Stewart and sister, Elizabeth Stewart Talbot. Patricia has 6 Grandchildren, named: Lisa, Kelly, Michael, Brandon, Linsey, and Tyler. She also has 6 Great Grand Children named: Emily, Thomas, Evan, Mateo, Luca, and Olivia (Livy). Patricia and her identical twin sister, Marie, were inseparable when they were young.… they frequently, wore the same attire and therefore, no one could tell them apart… they attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston and were baton twirling majorettes and very talented “big band era” jitterbug dancers. Patricia met her husband, C. J. Shanklin (SHANK) at Texas International Airlines in Houston, TX where they both worked…. They both enjoyed raising their 4 children on their “Shanklin’s Silver Spur Pony Farm” large ranch in Alvarado, TX. Patsy was secretary of the “POA” horse association and she made handmade authentic indian customs for the whole family to wear for participation in Horse Parades and POA Horse Shows all over the U.S., which earned numerous awards… Later, Pat and Shank moved the “Shanklin’s Silver Spur Pony Farm” to Colleyville, Texas. Pat and Shank designed and built their new home and barn for the horses and always took pride in tending to smaller ranch .. Pat and Shank had "his and her riding lawnmowers" and she especially, enjoyed mowing their 4 acres. ( However, Shank got tired of rescuing Patsy from her frequent high speed lawnmower mishaps !) Patsy (lovingly called Patsy) was a beautiful and dedicated Mom and wife. Pat was also an avid movie lover---- especially old classics like, “Pippi Long Stockings,” and “Gone with the Wind.” She prided herself on knowing the names of a lot of movie stars, and she loved politics, music (especially, the big band era,) and her family! More recently at Dancing Rivers, Patsy also enjoyed herself…... everyone knew her name, and she was always the first to lead everyone in all the classic songs, she attended all the parties there, excelled at trivia, always won the bingo games, and she always waved to all. Patsy was very much loved by her family and friends….. Patsy the “Queen” will be missed by all! Blue Skies and Tailwinds forever! God Bless Patsy! A funeral at the National Veterans’ Cemetery and Celebration of Life will be planned for January 2021 TBA...
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