Patsy Ann Isley

September 26, 1933June 10, 2021

Patsy Ann (Covey) Isley, 87, passed away on June 10th at her home in Houston. Pat was born on September 26th, 1933, in Ore City, Texas. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a longtime resident of the Spring Branch area. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Dorr Isley, whom she was married to for 54 years, her parents Leta Mae (Cornett) Beatty and Monroe Covey, and her in-laws Lloyd and Elizabeth (Kassmer) Isley. She is survived by her daughter Laura Isley, daughter Beth Wiseman Mackey and husband Patrick, grandson Eric Daniels and wife Mimi, grandson Cory Wiseman, great-grandson, Cory John (CJ) Wiseman, her best friend Susan Eda, her loving kitties, the Springwoods Canoe Group, and her other whitewater paddling friends. Pat taught adults, youth groups, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts canoeing, kayaking, and swimming since 1975. She was the leader of the Beginner and Advanced Spring Woods Girl Scouts Canoeing Interest Groups and a member of the Carolina Canoe Club since 1978. She was a Red Cross Basic River Canoeing Instructor Trainer and an American Canoe Association Whitewater Canoeing Instructor Trainer. She and her husband, Richard, were former members of The Houston Canoe Club and prior owners of PAR Canoe Outfitters. Pat participated in several annual river cleanups for decades. She was happiest when she was on the river or spending time with her family. Pat also enjoyed bowling and was an avid reader. She worked for and retired from the Spring Branch Library Processing Unit. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 16th, at Advantage Funeral Home, 7010 Chetwood Dr., Houston, 77081. Visitation/Viewing will be from 2-3 p.m. followed by the funeral from 3-4 p.m. Afterwards, those who are interested are invited to gather at Logan’s Roadhouse at 12950 NW Freeway, Houston, 77040, to continue celebrating Pat’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of Pat’s favorite charities: American Whitewater; American Rivers; Alley Cat Rescue; Alley Cat Allies To send condolences via snail mail to either of Pat’s daughters, the addresses are below: Laura Isley 9504 Truscon Houston, TX 77080 ,Beth Wiseman Mackey 2042 Willow Springs Rd. Fayetteville, TX 78940


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021


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Nathan Harrison

June 23, 2021

Dear Isley Family

I first met Pat prepping for a Canada trip with Troop 900. She was such a vivid memory from my childhood for years. She was so passionate about making sure we ready. She formed not only my life as a life long outdoors enthusiast. What is so great is she helped form a great bond that spanned 3 generations between my father, me, and my son. All of us spent 100s of hours on the water because of her training.

Thank you for sharing her, she will be missed, and I am so sorry for your loss.

God Bless
Nathan Harrison

Georgia Lopez

June 16, 2021

Isley Family, Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences. May our heavenly father give you and your family comfort at this difficult time. Here at Revelation 21:3 & 4 says that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. So I hope you can take comfort with this scripture.

G Lopez

Bill Pohl

June 13, 2021

Good memories of Pat & husband Dick. RIP. (Worked with Dick @ Austin Steel Co.)

Jo and Harold Covin

June 12, 2021

Laura/Beth and families

We have fond memories of Pat from several family gatherings, We are sadden to know that another one of us is gone, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope that our good, caring and merciful God will be with and comfort all of you at at this very difficult time,

Jo(cousin) and Harold Covin