August 31, 1934 – May 3, 2018
Pattsie Pearl Haines, 83, née Andrews, devoted wife, loving mother, sister, and dear friend passed peacefully on May 3, 2018 surrounded by her family in Fredericksburg, TX. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station on Friday, May 11, 2018 5pm – 7pm. A celebration of Pattsie’s life will be held at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station at 1:30 pm on Saturday May 12, 2018. Interment will be held thereafter at the College Station Municipal Cemetery.
Pattsie was the first of two children born to Frank Redden Andrews and Mildred May Andrews in Lubbock, TX. She was raised in Pyron, Hermleigh and on her family’s ranch in Albany, TX. She graduated from Albany High School in 1952 and attended Hardin Simmons University graduating in 1956 with a BS degree in elementary education. In the summer of 1956, Pattsie served as a counselor at Camp Mystic in the Hill Country near Hunt, TX where she met Keith who was a counselor at Camp Stewart. The two fell in love and married in 1957 in Albany. The couple settled in Bryan-College Station, Keith’s hometown. Pattsie taught third grade in nearby Snook until they welcomed Laura, the first of their three children, soon followed by Andrea, and Gary. The family called Bryan-College Station home until 2005, when Pattsie and Keith moved to Fredericksburg, TX.
The family attended First Baptist Church in College Station and later in Bryan where Pattsie served as a Sunday School teacher and Youth sponsor for 17 years. Pattsie’s passion in life centered on helping young people grow in the Spirit which led her, together with Keith, to serve as chaperone and counselor for annual youth ski trips and summer retreats in the mountains of New Mexico. Pattsie also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and sang in the choir. Pattsie loved people and enjoyed living life to the fullest. She and Keith were members of the Circle Squares Dance Club for 35 years and were avid bridge players. Later in life, Pattsie studied watercolor painting and produced numerous works which will be cherished by her family for generations. Pattsie was a dedicated member of the Aggie family and served as president of the TAMU Mother’s Club even after her children had graduated from A&M. Pattsie loved gardening and won numerous awards for her skills in horticulture and artistic arrangement as a member of the Brazos Valley Women’s Garden Club.
Pattsie is preceded in death by her husband Keith. She is survived by her brother Frank Andrews and his wife Lynda of Crowley, TX, three children – Laura Cook of Fredericksburg, TX, Andrea Konuma of Hayama, Japan, and Gary Haines of The Colony, TX and their spouses Dale, Hiroshi and Krista respectively. She will be fondly remembered as Grandma Mimi by five grandchildren Charlie, Natalie, Parker, Seth, and Karsen. Nieces, nephews, extended family, and life-long friends will remember her warm hospitality, strong Christian faith, sweet yet courageous spirit, and good home cooking that graced our celebrations and comforted us in times of sorrow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation in Fredericksburg, TX, First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, TX, First Baptist Church, Bryan, TX, Meals on Wheels, or Samaritan’s Purse.
- VISITATION Friday, May 11, 2018
- FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Mary Lynn Johnson
May 10, 2018
I am so sorry for you loss. Your Mother and Dad were such special people. I enjoyed many wonderful times chaperoning youth ski trips, ballgames, church choir and watching Gary and Bees grow into young men and lifelong friends. God Bless You All.
Peace and Love,
Mary Lynn Johnson