MAYER, Patsy (Howsley)
Patsy Mayer, age 94, died on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her residence in Kermit, TX. Services will be 10:00 am, Monday, March 15, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Scott Seymour, and assisted by Rev. Beth Harrington. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Patsy was born on November 16, 1915 to Cora and Judge R.L. Howsley in Guymon, OK. After graduating from Oklahoma College for Women, she began teaching at Englewood, Kansas, where she met Darrel Mayer. They were married on March 26, 1941. In 1946, they moved to Kermit. She delighted in the relationships she formed with her students and the faculty at Kermit High School. Her memories of those years were among her most treasured. Patsy and Darrel led the Couple’s Class at the Community Church and also sang in the choir before serving in the Methodist Church. She especially loved teaching the women’s class. She was a charter member of the hospital’s Pink Ladies and the Garden Club. Her membership in P.E.O. was also of great pride. A special thanks to Eunice Reese, friend and caregiver as well as the Home Hospice of Andrews.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Darrel Mayer. Those who will cherish her memory are son Marty Mayer and his wife Bobbie, daughter Judy and her husband Robert Crawford, one nephew Otto Frittz and his wife Jean, and one niece Susan Sussman. Grandchildren are Matt Mayer, Jennifer Bartley, Abby Crawford and Celia Crawford. She also had four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the First United Methodist Church, 744 Jeffee Drive, Kermit, Texas 79745 or Home Hospice 801 N. Main, Ste G Andrews, TX 79714. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.