Patricia Ann Garner, age 59, passed away unexpectedly at Providence Hospital in Waco, TX on December, 25, 2018. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with Pastor David Cozart officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery, Waco. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service, beginning at 12 noon, at the funeral home.
Pat was born in Waco, TX to Ronald and Zelda Garner on August 5, 1959. Because she was an AF brat, her early years found her in Bermuda, Holland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and finally settling in Texas. She graduated from Lytle High School in Lytle, TX in 1977, where she was crowned Lytle Junior Miss. She went on to earn her cosmetology license, as well as an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences – Computer Networking, from TSTI in Waco. Throughout her working career, she held a variety of positions, from cosmetology to sales to computer networking to administrative positions in hotels, hospitals, and the Texas Greyhound Association. The roles she cherished most, though, were those of mother and friend to her daughter, Keely, and daughter and caregiver to her mother, Zelda. She raised Keely as a single mother and has been the live-in caregiver for her mother for the past 16 years. Pat loved her arts and crafts, dragonflies, eating out, traveling, the color purple, her dogs and cats, staying in touch with friends on Facebook, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her father, Ronald D. Garner, Sr. She is survived by her mother Zelda F. Garner, daughter Keely M. Garner, Brother Ronald (Pete) D. Garner (Cyndi), and numerous other aunts, uncles, nephew, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Diabetes Association