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Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Pat Weis

May 16, 1930February 9, 2020

Patricia A. “Pat” Weis, age 89, of Austin, died February 9, 2020, at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Pat was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 16, 1930, a daughter of the late Richard and Polly Weis. She is survived by her sister Rosmary Kercheval of Sugarland, TX; her sister-in-law Helen Weis of Collierville, TN; twelve nieces and nephews, and twenty-two great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Francis Weis, Richard K. Weis and wife Julia, and Donald Weis.

Pat grew up in Brinkley, Arkansas where she graduated from high school in 1948. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1952 with a BS degree in Education. She taught health and physical education in Houston at Reagan High School (1952-1954) and Houston Lamar High School (1954-1955). She attended the University of Colorado with a teaching fellowship (1955-1957) where she received a Master’s Degree in Biological Science.

In 1957 she came to the University of Texas at Austin as an instructor in the department of Health and Physical Education, until 1973 when she became the first women’s intercollegiate athletic golf coach until she retired in 1993.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Recitation of Holy Rosary Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 17, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Carrell Grigsby

February 15, 2020

Pat changed my life. As a freshman Plan II Pre Law student at the University of Texas at Austin, my favorite class was physical education. Pat, not the instructor but passing by the gym, saw me and waited until after class. She began talking about how much I loved athletics, and kept coming by to see me. She talked me into changing my major to Physical Education! Well, she and Dot Lovett ganged up on me. I loved being a PE major and ended up getting my Masters in PE at UT. I just missed her starting the golf team or I’d have been an enthusiastic participant. I followed her entire coaching career. After my PE teaching career I became a professional photographer, running into Pat at various golf events. My final connection with her was when she came to me for a portrait several years ago. She loved it and said it would be her parting shot. The portrait on this obituary is that one. My signature can be seen in the bottom left corner. I am proud to have given her the image she wanted to be remembered by. Rest in peace Pat.

Chuck & Joyce Hartenstein

February 13, 2020

Pat was a true Longhorn and great friend to us. For years, We always enjoyed talking to her at football games when we had season tickets behind her. She was a great and respected coach who will be remembered and missed by all who loved her.
Chuck & Joyce Hartenstein

Jean Collard

February 12, 2020

Enjoyed our several brief chats at the Renaissance when I visited you there during my visit with another resident. The UT family has lost a remarkable coach, teacher, scholar, and friend. You will always be a Longhorn lady.

David Cody

February 11, 2020

Coach we spent so many hours together and you left having provided so many memories . Sorry I cost ya that Georgia recruit in the 80's when Kate, Lisa D and I tore up the town in Kate's little sportscar. Not sure you ever found out about that but didnt land the recruit.
Love you always Coach, thanks for signing a copy of your book ! Hope the Weis Cup reunions continue

Billy Dale

February 11, 2020

As an amateur Longhorn sports historian telling Coach Weis's story on the Texas Legacy Sports Network website has been one of my most enjoyable experiences.

What Coach Royal is to Longhorn football Coach Weis is to Longhorn golf. Billy Graham had Coach Weis in mind when he made the comment expressed in the photo attached. Coach molded girls into women and pointed their souls in the right direction for a fulfilling life.

God Rest her soul,

Billy Dale proud member of the 1967 Longhorn football recruiting class.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY