Our sweet mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Patsy (Pat) Jane Waring, of College Station, Texas, passed away on November 12, 2017.A memorial service celebrating Pat’s life will be held December 3, 2017 at A&M United Methodist Church, College Station, Texas at 1:30 pm.
Pat was born October 15, 1926 to Simon and Mozelle Pecht in Dallas, Texas.
She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Houston. She attended Texas State College of Women and worked as a stenographer. On August 30, 1947, she married Henry (Hank) Clay Waring, who was attending Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine at the time.
After Hank graduated, he and Pat, lived in Galveston for a year. Then they moved to Houston and set up Greens Bayou Animal Clinic. They lived in Houston 54 years.
Pat was a homemaker and very involved in the activities of her children, serving as an officer in PTA and Booster Club, even acting in a fundraiser theater production, Annie Get Your Gun.
When the children were older, she began assisting Hank in the animal clinic in Houston until retirement.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, embroidery, bird watching, and pets (of which there were many) and was an avid Aggie fan, singing her babies to sleep with “The Aggie War Hymn”. She also enjoyed her cup of tea and graham crackers in the evening.
She and Hank took many trips abroad to Spain, Russia, France, Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as Canada. However, what they enjoyed most was taking family trips to Junction, Texas to fish and swim in the South Llano River, which is where they spent their honeymoon, as well as to the family property in Centerville, Texas for hunting, huckleberry picking, relaxing and many Thanksgiving celebrations.
After the death of her dear husband in November 2001, Pat moved to College Station.
Pat was an active member of A&M United Methodist Church where she volunteered. She also volunteered for The Wesley Foundation and The George Bush Library.
She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Carolyn and Mike Waring of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Sonia Kjos and Steve Waring of Two Harbors, Minnesota; her daughters and their spouses, Marianne and Ray James of College Station, Texas and Liz and Bill Gray of Cypress, Texas; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the families and staff of A&M United Methodist Church for their support, the staff of Bluebonnet Place and Compassionate Care Hospice for their care and support and Dr. Barry Solcher, Orthopedic Surgeon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A&M United Methodist Church, H. C. Waring, DVM ’45 Endowed Scholarship, # 0433570, or A&M Corp of Cadets.