Patricia Ann McCaskill Estes

December 30, 1925June 12, 2014

Patricia Ann “Pat” McCaskill Estes passed away at home on June 12, 2014, after a brief illness. Pat was born December 30, 1925 in Sweetwater, Texas to Malcolm Neubert McCaskill and Lucille Virginia Heatly. After graduating from Breckenridge High School in 1945, she moved to Midland to live with beloved family members, Cleo “Brownie” Petosky, her husband Jack and their daughter Patricia Ann Petosky Darby. Pat worked for Jack at the Minute Inn Café in downtown Midland before going to work at Superior Oil Company as a well draftsman. While working at Superior she met the love of her life, Aldredge “Little Button” Estes, Jr. They were married March 1, 1947 in El Paso, Texas. She continued her work at Superior throughout WW II until the birth of her first child. Pat loved managing the family ranching business and raising quality registered Hereford cattle. After her children, Virginia and Beau were born, Pat became active in 4-H, FFA and the National Hereford Association. She was involved in the establishment of High Sky Girl’s Ranch, which later became High Sky Children’s Ranch. Pat was appointed to the Midland Memorial Hospital Board of Directors in 1979. She ran for office and was elected to the Board and served five terms. In 1992 she was appointed to the Board of Governors and served in that capacity until her death. In recent years, she became actively involved in the local oil industry and the operation of the family partnership. Pat was an active member of First Christian Church of Midland. The most important things in Pat’s life were her family and her faith. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Aldredge Estes Jr., her sister Elizabeth Cicelle McCaskill Fambro. She is survived by her daughter Virginia Ann Estes of Midland; her son Aldredge Beau Estes III and wife Barbara Skaggs Estes of Midland; her granddaughter Bailey Elizabeth Estes of Midland; nephews Sammy Fambro, Gary Fambro and Joey Fambro of Breckenridge, Texas; and a number of great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held Monday, June 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Midland, with internment at Fairview Cemetery. Rev Mike Hunter and Dr. Tommy Potter will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 16, 2014

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Caroline Wilson

July 15, 2014

Dear Ginny and Beau,

Your mother was such a blessing to me and my daughter, Amanda. I was a young mom who knew nothing about babies and just took me under her wing and "showed me the ropes". I can see her smile to this day as she sat rocking and singing to my girl.

You were blessed with such a strong, caring mother. I was blessed to know her.

June 25, 2014

Beau and family,
So sorry to read of your Mom's death. She was a great lady and we know she will be missed. Our prayers are for God's love to give you comfort during this sad time in your lives.
Pinkey & Bill Humble
Sterling City, TX

Beth Saunders

June 23, 2014

Ginny - so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prays of comfort for you and your family.

June 23, 2014

When I married Sandy the Estes family became my family, I learned so much about the family history from Pat. She was a fun, beautiful intelligent LADY, I'll miss her so much but she and Button and Sandy are having a great time!
Shirley Brown

Collene Hall

June 19, 2014

Beau and Family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My dad was reminiscing about your mom and my mom preparing lunches when working cattle. Daddy says "Pat was a character"
With deepest sympathy, Collene Hall

Christi J Miller

June 18, 2014

Beau and Ginny your Mother was a very strong, proud and beautiful lady...From our ranching family of the Miller/Montgomerys we were proud and honored to have known her and Button. Our prayers are with you both.

Jacob Hooper

June 17, 2014

Beau and Ginny, I just heard about your Mother's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great woman.

June 17, 2014

Beau and Ginny: We are sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful neighbor and sweet lady. We are thinking of you. The Clays

Betsy Casselman-Porter

June 16, 2014

The funeral was beautiful. Pat will be missed!!

June 16, 2014

Dear Beau and Family, so sorry for your loss. I wasn't fortunate enough to know your lovely Mother, but would like to have. She must have been a wonderful woman and Mother to have raised such a fine Officer and a Gentleman like Beau. I will never forget all your support while I was with Crisis Intervention. If it had not been for you Beau, those last 3 yrs. I would have gone completely insane. Truly you are one of a "rare breed", and I thank your Dear Mother for all she did to "steer you right". You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Phylls N. Peek