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Bratcher Funeral Home

401 West Woodard, Denison, TX

OBITUARY

"Pate" Olga Mae Stanphill

April 5, 1927July 11, 2019
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Olga Mae “Pate” Stanphill, passed away at her home July 11, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. Pate was born on April 5, 1927 in the small farming community of Hickory Plains, Arkansas, the third of five children born to Lyle Fremont and Elora Lorraine (Shumate) McClure. She lived her formative years in the nearby town of Ulm, Arkansas, where her dad was principal of the public school. She acquired her nickname as a small child when her younger brother Frank began addressing her as “Pate” a name of his own toddler invention. It stuck, and she has been Pate to her family and friends ever since. At the outbreak of World War ll her father accepted a job as department head at the new war ordinance plant being built in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and the family moved there in the summer of 1942. She attended Jacksonville High, where she was starting guard on the Lady Red Devils basketball team. It was there she met her future husband, Coy Stanphill. Coy was two years ahead of Pate in school, and like most young men of his generation he joined the military upon graduating from high school. Pate and Coy married on August 2, 1945, days before the war ended, and they began their wonderful life together. Coy passed away in 2010, and Pate spent the remainder of her life as the cherished center of her family, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Pate had a servant’s heart, and was always an active participant in her community. She served as president of the Richardson Woman’s Club, president of the Richardson City Council of PTA’s, was active in the Denison Service League, and Keep Denison Beautiful. She was a longtime member of the Chelsea Park Garden Club, Monodrama and Waples Methodist Church. She loved the game of bridge as was an accomplished player. Some of her most cherished friendships began across the bridge table, and she leaves behind many of those friends. Pate was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Juanita Sutton and her brothers Alton and Lyle Denver McClure. She is survived by her brother Frank McClure and wife Una, daughter Vicki Washburn (husband Richard Washburn) son Larry (wife Carolyn), and son Lyle (wife Vicki). She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Lee Stanphill (wife Kimberly), Stephen Stanphill (wife Bunny), Clay Stanphill, Russell Stanphill (wife Susan), Danny Stanphill (wife Brittni), Matt Washburn (wife Dava), Adam Washburn (wife Lori), Ben Washburn (wife Kristin), and Rebekah McCoy. She is also survived by her thirteen great grandchildren: Peyton, Carder, Reid, Barrett and Blevins Washburn; Harry, Emaline, Case, Coy, Cale, Lyla Pate and Levi Stanphill and Alli McCoy. She also leaves behind six nieces and a nephew. Pate and Coy were determined to leave a positive imprint on their grandchildren, and all nine will remember the many road trips in grandmas and grandpas conversion van. Pate was totally invested in her family and was repaid with adoration from her children and grandchildren. Her long, beautiful life was a blessing to all of us, and she will always remain in our hearts. She loved greatly, and she is greatly loved in return. Per her wishes : in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, Waples Methodist church, or Hope City Church 2300 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:00 with a Funeral to follow at 11:00 am at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 W. Main St. Denison, TX, with graveside services to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Denison, TX. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Lyle Fremont McClure, Father (deceased)
  • Elora Lorraine McClure, Mother (deceased)
  • Coy Stanphill, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank McClure & wife Una, Brother
  • Vicki Washburn & husband Richard, Daughter
  • Larry Stanphill & wife Carolyn, Son
  • Lyle Stanphill & wife Vicki, Son
  • Lee Stanphill & wife Kimberly, Grandchild
  • Stephen Stanphill & wife Bunny, Grandchild
  • Clay Stanphill, Grandchild
  • Russell Stanphill & wife Susan, Grandchild
  • Danny Stanphill & wife Brittni, Grandchild
  • Matt Washburn & wife Dava, Grandchild
  • Adam Washburn & wife Lori, Grandchild
  • Ben Washbiurn & wife Kristin, Grandchild
  • Rebekah McCoy, Grandchild
  • Peyton, Carder, Reid Washburn, Great-Grandchildren
  • Barrett & Blevins Washburn, Great-Grandchildren
  • Harry, Emaline, Case & Coy Stanphill, Great-Grandchildren
  • Cale, Lyla Pate & Levi Stanphill, Great-Grandchildren
  • Alli McCoy, Great Grandchild
  • 6 ., Nieces
  • 1 ., Nephew

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Memories

"Pate" Olga Mae Stanphill

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Steve Cherry

July 16, 2019

Larry and all:
I am very sorry for your loss.

Sharon Whiting

July 16, 2019

Sweet Stanphill and Washburn Families,

Pate was such a sweet, kind, fun-loving lady that adored her family .. and her family adored her. She held a special place in so many peoples' hearts, she will be greatly missed. My prayer for every one of you is this ... that as each person that hugs your neck, speaks words of love about Pate will take a little of your grief with them as they depart, to lighten your burden of grief. A very special person (Vicki) said these words to me when Blake died. They have stayed with me since. I pray they comfort you, as they have comforted me all these years. God Bless you all.

In His Love,
Sharon Whiting

David and Becky Roper Motley

July 14, 2019

Larry and your entire Family,

We are sending love, hugs and prayers. May you be comforted by sweet memories of good times together.

Your Mother seems to have enjoyed a wonderful life.

In His Love,
Becky and David

Debbie Hansen

July 14, 2019

I just wish everyone in the world could have a AUNT PATE. She was the best!

Marleen Myers Bergman

July 13, 2019

Growing up down the hill from the Stanphills and with Vicki (then and now) as one of my closest and dearest friends, Pate was one of my "other mothers." I spent as much time in her house as my own - in particular in the kitchen, where Pate introduced me to Swanson's TV dinners (wonderful!) and showed all of us her talent for clicking her heels together in the air (both sides). Whose mom does that? She was a blast and she loved all her "other daughters" as much as we all loved her. RIP, Pate.
Marleen ("Mo")

Ann Swain

July 13, 2019

My Mom’s great and cherished friend. My very sweet friend as well. Mom is thinking of her and loves her and your family dearly. What great times the Swains and Stanphills shared. I know Coy and Dad are with her now having a joyous reunion. I so loved our trips to Eureka Springs. Pate and I were roommates cause we both snored and both slept deep enough we didn’t bother each other. Great times were had by all.

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