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May 8, 2014

Patsy Lois Garrison

May 7, 1933-May 6, 2014

DUNCAN — Patsy Lois (Appling) Garrison, 80, went to be with The Lord May 6, 2014, in Duncan.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ, with Leonard Keele officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Pat was born in Petrolia, Texas on May 7, 1933, and was raised in rural Grady County where she developed her love for nature and animals. Serving as valedictorian, she graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1951. She then attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. In high school she was a county basketball All-Star player, National Honor Society for four years, and built her first car, a Model A Ford, with her father. In 1952 she moved to France for three years where she enjoyed going to the movies and traveling to other European countries. Pat met the love of her life, Robert, during her 17 year career with State National Bank of Marlow and retired in 1986. She and Robert were selected as The Farm Family of the Year by the Marlow Chamber of Commerce in 1992 (due to her calf pulling skills and hard work). She also enjoyed photography, and crafts, calling her business Pitter Pats.

Pat and Robert attended Chisholm Trail Church of Christ in Duncan regularly and she always put The Lord first. Pat enjoyed RV’ing and traveling the world with her husband, family, and friends. She took trips to Canada, South Africa, Italy, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Israel, and all 50 states. She took great pleasure in capturing God’s wonderful creations with photography. Pat delighted in interior design and always had her home extravagantly decorated for each season. Moner (Pat) savored every moment with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family. She never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Pat is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, LaNena L. Hardy; three grandchildren, Scotty L. Hale, Jill A. Miller, and Alyssa M. Baecker; seven great-grandchildren, Caitlin Hale Billieu (Stuart), Thaylor Hale, Madeline Hale, Abigail Lila Hale, Brittney Wright, Blake Wright, and Gabrielle Baecker; one great-great-grandchild, Jett Wright; one sister, Barbara Moore (Paul); one brother, Charles Appling (Cindy); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Susie Appling; son in-law, Randall Hale; son in-law, Glen Baecker; and grandson-in-law, Bryan D. Miller.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Hale, Brian Appling, Troy Appling, Stan Rice, Gary Sutton, Joe Dennis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma or Chisholm Trail Church of Christ Building Fund.

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