OBITUARY

Nina "Patsy" Patricia Gatton

July 24, 1946January 27, 2019
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Valiant since birth, Nina Patricia “Patsy” Gatton (nee Anderson), of Dallas, TX, passed away on January 27, 2019, at the age of 72. Patsy ascended from her temporal confines, on the sort of day she cherished most, one which was cool and crisp, with a clear cerulean sky, a day full of promise and welcome. One of her parents’ greatest joys, was to bring forth into this world, their loving daughter, Patsy, on July 24, 1946, in Hot Springs, AR. Desiring to constantly expand her brilliant mind, Patsy studied first at The University of Arkansas, and then Louisiana State University, where she graduated in 1969. Keen to begin her career in the financial world without delay, Patsy moved to Houston, TX in 1970, where she strengthened her talents at Funds, Inc. She transitioned her career to that of Institutional Sales Trader at Bear Sterns in Dallas, TX in 1982, in whose employ she gained her esteemed status of Managing Director. A dynamic mind combined with a diligent work ethic, afforded Patsy an early retirement from the financial world in 2001, at the age of 55. Those friendships that Patsy formed during her career, were nurtured throughout her retirement, and remained steadfast. The days following her retirement, were shared with an ever-expanding web of friends, all of whom enjoyed her skill at cards, her recall at trivia, her firm stance on world affairs, her relaxed approach to golf, along with her reliable candor. One might know, that Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Ben “Benny” Anderson, but be comforted to know, that she is survived by her large family of friends, and that her spirit thrives within all of us, whom she adored. Now, family of friends, please join the celebration of Patsy’s life, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon, in the Chapel at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in honor of Patsy Gatton, to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Nina "Patsy" Patricia Gatton

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Leona Bennett

February 5, 2019

Enjoyed Patsy as a friend and was fortunate to have her call on me during her time at Bears Stearns. She was a kind women who advanced women on Wall Street.

Randall Robin

February 4, 2019

Fortunate to have known Patsy since our years together at Bear Stearns starting in 1988, I will truly miss her. There are too many memories to even begin putting words to, as I am sure there are with the numerous friends she touched far and wide. Every invitation from Patsy, outside of the regular celebrations of life itself, would enlarge a person's circle of friend. She knew and engaged with some of the most tremendous people, and she brought people together like no other. Patsy gave and shared in her gentleness, her firmness and her practical approach to every endeavor. There is surely not a person on the face of the Earth that Patsy ever steered wrong.

Thank you Patsy. Thank you for everything.

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