Patricia Louise Kougar-Melton

June 5, 1943December 25, 2018

Patricia Louise Kougar-Melton, age 75, passed away on December 25, 2018, in the home of her sister-in-law in Georgetown, Texas. She was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Tolbert Henry and Era Lou Willis Belcher. Pat grew up in a military family. Her father retired as a Colonel in the US Air Force to St. Petersburg, Florida where she attended high school and Florida State University graduating with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design and Art EN. She started her teaching career in Sarasota, Florida in 1965, eventually moving to Montana and Los Angeles, California.

After moving to Texas she met Thomas Roger Melton and they married on March 10, 1977, in Houston, Texas. Pat's teaching career spanned for a total of 48 years, 40 of which was with Spring Branch ISD in Houston. Pat was certified as an Artist/Graphic Designer and Technology Applications teacher, while also serving as an Adobe Educational Leader. The last 8 years of her career she was the head producer of the Spring Woods High School Television Broadcast Studio and Video Tech program and served as the school district’s Lead Technology Applications Teacher. She received several awards, including the Fund for Teachers, Houston A+ Challenge Teacher Externship and the Jim Moore Memorial Award. Retiring in 2013, Pat continued her art and graphic work with several organizations, one of which was Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators where she was a member and her chapter's Webmaster. She also served The Northwest Houston Inspirational Writers Alive! as ebmaster. Pat volunteered at Copperfield Church where she was a member and very active with the Women's Seniors Group. She was their photographer and printed the senior newsletter. She faithfully attended Bible study and other church activities. Pat was a long time member of the Manatee Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Her devoted husband, Roger of 32 years, died February 3, 2009. She is survived by 2 sisters-in-laws, several nephews and nieces and their families.

A memorial celebration of Pat's life will be held at Copperfield Church, 8350 Hwy 6 N, Houston 77095 on January 19, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family requests that memorials may be made to: The Copperfield Church, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fund, Order of the Eastern Star or a charity of your choice.


  • The Copperfield Church
  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fund
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Charity of your choice


  • A Memorial Sevice to Celebrate Pat' s Life Saturday, January 19, 2019

Patricia Louise Kougar-Melton

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Jane Bynum

March 23, 2019

Pat was such a delight! I will remember her fondly and with LOVE. I enjoyed gatherings at holidays and other special occasions with her and our extended family. She was such a joy to be around, and I cherish our times together. I miss Pat...........What a precious lady!

Carolyn Belcher-Carter

January 14, 2019

Pat was my late husband Tolbert Henry Belcher Jr's sister. 27 years ago at the age of 15 my daughter Tara went to Houston from Pensacola, Fl to visit Pat and Roger. She really enjoyed her visit. She was especially impressed with Roger's Corvette. Lol.

Judy Holtan

January 11, 2019

Pat was "One in a Million". Every morning, of the school year, Pat and I always were two of the first ones to enter the school. It was so refreshing to always start out my day having a great visit with Pat. She was a lady I will always admire. She loved her students, peers and her career. She was innovative, positive and always had a "glass half full". She sincerely cared for others. My heart, like many others, is filled with sadness. You will be missed dear Pat. God be with you...….Rest in Peace with your wonderful Roger.
Judy Holtan

Kaye Williams

January 10, 2019

Pat was a dedicated educator for over forty years and devoted her life to her students. She was a trailblazer in the graphic design and photography world. Pat was a loyal and upstanding lady who would do anything to help others. Rest In Peace Pat, you can now be with your Roger.

Wendy Maddox

January 10, 2019

Pat will be missed. I was amazed at her Vitality and energy. You could spot her powerwalking down the street or at the park. She was a good friend to my brother. She was easy to talk to and would always lend an ear. She was a strong independent woman that you had to respect. She was giving to those less fortunate. She set an example to live by. The world needs more people like Pat.