Patty Jane Goodwin

February 14, 1924December 25, 2012

Patty Maynard Goodwin, 88, of Austin died peacefully on December 25, 2012 in Austin with her family gathered at her bedside.

Born on Valentine’s Day in Toledo, Ohio, Patty moved to San Angelo, Texas and eventually to Austin, Texas where she lives happily for over 50 years. As a graduate of San Angelo High School, Patty also lived in San Antonio, Dallas and the Panama Canal Zone.

Survivors include her husband, Ed; her son, Chris Baker and wife Maralinda; her daughter, Lisa and husband, Michael Bolton; her daughter, Gail Acree; and six grandchildren, Meredith, Maddi, Brett, Lauren, Austin and Breezy, all of Austin, Texas.

Patty was proudly employed by the State Comptroller’s office, the Civil Aeronautics Administration, Braniff Airways and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

She will be remembered as a devoted worshipper at Central Christian Church through more than five decades of faithful service. She also spent time as a Board Member and Sunday School teacher. Patty was well known for her tireless commitment to her community as demonstrated by her volunteer work with Brackenridge Hosptial, South Austin Hospital, the Brownies (Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Boy Scouts of America and the Parent Teacher Association, among others.

Most importantly, Patty will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmotherto her children and grandchildren, who referred to her as “Nana”. She was a friend to all who knew her and will always be remembered for her kind heart, sagacious wisdom and matchless grace.

Her family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff of Stonebridge Health Center.

The funeral service will be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 2nd of January 2013, at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

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Ronnie and Lisa Dillard

January 3, 2013

Chris, Lisa and Gail,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom is in a wonderful place, pain and illness free. Treasure your memories. Love you...

Carin Hoch

January 2, 2013

Aunt Pat was such a wonderful woman. She was so gentle and always ready to lend a helping hand. If my mom didn't know the answer, Aunt Pat did (ie: you can get beige gloves by dyeing your white ones in a cup of tea). She was such a kind soul and loved to share wonderful stories about our relatives, such as her grandfather.

Hilary Kaufmann

January 2, 2013

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

January 2, 2013

Patty was such a lovely "Lady" to everyone. Getting to know her and her family has been a blessing. We will miss her smile and kindness.
Love to all the family. May God Bless you all.
Dorothy Kemble and Karon Glass

Linda Horton

January 2, 2013

What a kind lady. She will be missed by many.

Carolyn Bingham

January 2, 2013

Gail, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now.

Carolyn and Karen

David, Robyn & Rachel Ruetz

January 2, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of loss. Aunt Pat was a great person and we will miss her dearly.

David, Robyn and Rachel Ruetz

Dawn Steele

January 1, 2013

Dear Lisa, I am very sad to hear of your Mother's passing. She is a lovely person here and in Heaven. Stay strong; that is what she would want.

January 1, 2013

Please accept my sincere condolences. I pray for the family to draw close to God in their time of need as He comforts them and gives peace and hope.

December 31, 2012

Lisa, may God's grace be upon you and yours during this most difficult of times. Just know your Mom is enjoying a new life, full of health and happiness. Embrace her memories and words of wisdom for this is how she will continue to live and help you during this period. My prayers are with you. Velia C. Sanchez