Patricia Gandy

patricia gandy

October 1, 1950 ~ January 15, 2024

Born in: Springfield, Illinois
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Patricia “Patt” Karen Gandy, age 73, passed away on January 15, 2024, after a four-month battle with lung cancer. A celebration of life service will be held Monday, January 22, at Callaway Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Visitation is 11 AM with a service at 12 PM.

Patt was born on October 1, 1950 in Springfield, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, Colonel JP Howard and Jimmy Fern Bell, as well as two of her brothers, Richard Westover and Mike Howard, and two nieces. Patt is survived by her longtime partner Steve Phillips, of College Station; her son Gage Gandy and wife Blanca, of Bryan; her daughter Gentri Pinter and husband Ron, of Bryan; her daughter Gilian Gandy and wife Bernice, of Portland, OR; her brother John Howard, of Bryan; two nephews and a niece. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and numerous others who called her Gigi.

Patt was an Air Force brat who lived all over the world but always called Texas home. As a young child, her father was stationed in Bryan where she would meet the future father of her children, Charles Gandy. Patt graduated from Livermore High School (CA) in 1968 and moved back to Texas to start a family. Patt was the most devoted and proud mother of her three children. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her kids, whether it was carpooling or volunteering at their schools, coaching them in softball, throwing legendary birthday parties, and of course watching them dance and play any sport. Patt was always the life of the party and never met a stranger. She had a close group of “sister” friends that affectionately called her “Pitty Patt” and loved to travel, play golf, and dance together. Patt loved watching her Aggies and especially loved tailgating with Joni and Lars Rosene and the rest of the Ol’ Sarge crew. She considered her greatest accomplishment to be being Gigi to her grandchildren and so many more. In recent years, she was usually with one of her 3 C’s, Camden, Camille, or Case Joffrion. She loved watching all her grandkids play sports. Patt was a great storyteller and loved passing on tall tales to her kids and grandkids. She had a strong faith, and even through her cancer diagnosis, she trusted in the Lord.

Our Pitty Patt has requested that we celebrate her life in her favorite print – Leopard, if you have it wear it, if not we have you covered.


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  1. Gage. Gentri and Gillian. So very sorry about your mom!! I just loved her❤️She was always so much fun at our Bruce Reunions!! Love and prayers❤️

  2. To the children of Patricia, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Gandy. I first met your mother in the 19th hole at Briarcrest Country Club. She was always friendly to all of us employees. We had called her and Mr. Gandy, the Barbie and Ken of the country club. She was a beautiful person. I talked to her about a year and a half ago. She was very proud of all her children. May she rest in peace.

  3. Pat was so sweet, and such a breath of fresh air. As a child, I remember loving to trick or treat at her home, as she always had a little haunted house we could walk through- complete with a graveyard and a witches brew bubbling over with dry ice . It was so fantastical!! I lived for her haunted houses !

    As an adult every time I saw her she’s make me smile and laugh. I remember seeing her at my momma’s funeral , and even then , she somehow managed to make me laugh through my tears.

    To her family, i am so so sorry for your loss. I know the world will be a little sadder without her in it.

    Martha Little

  4. Gage, Gentri, Gilian and the many more family and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. Patt was a ray of light and fun and she will be missed dearly. Patt thank you for sharing your bright spirit with all of us. You made everyone feel like part of the fun.

  5. Gentri, Gage, Gillian, and family-
    Sending love and sympathy to your entire family. I will also remember her laugh and enthusiasm of life! Most of all- I will never forget her massages she gave out of her condo in the early 90s to all of us… Gentri’s friends when she was is masseuse school!
    The party is rocking up in heaven!

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