Patricia Avary Cosper

March 1, 1935January 26, 2014
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Patricia Avary Cosper, 78, of Odessa passed away January 26, 2014 in Odessa. She was born March 1, 1935 to the late John Calhoun Avary and Margaret Burton Fleming in Monahans, TX. She was an Educator and art teacher with ECISD for a number of years. She was an artist by hobby and by profession and touched many lives with her artistic abilities. Patricia and her husband owned and operated two screen-printing companies by the name of “The Shirt Shack” and “Imprints”. She was best known by many as “Grandmommy”. She did everything from taking her grandkids to and from school each day, to dance lessons, swimming lessons, gymnastic, the library in the summer, to Monahans to perform their made up dances at numerous nursing homes, how to cross-stich, to draw and paint, and to cook. Most of all she taught her grandchildren to be who they are today through her tireless examples of hard work and sacrifice. She is survived by her husband R.C. Cosper of Odessa, sons, Burt Slater Jr. of Rock Port, TX, Kevin Slater and wife Marcia, Vance Slater both of Odessa, step-sons, Mike Cosper of Dallas, Andy Cosper and wife Rhonda of Longville, LA, daughter Melodie Smith and husband Marc of Waco, step-daughters, Linda Miller and husband Mark of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bea Bee and husband Jack of Odessa, brother Bob Avary of Odessa, sister Paula Miller and husband Bruce of Liberty, MO, twelve grandchildren, Justin Slater, Meghan Huber, Blair Hackleman, Ashton Gray, Britton Pinard, Bailey Ford, Emily Cosper, Andrew Cosper, Chris Miller, Sam Miller, Trish Bee, Wesley Bee, also ten great-grandchildren. Family would like to receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors for a visitation. The funeral service will be 2 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with Matt Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers family also suggest memorials to Alzheimers Association – Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014

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Lisa Howard

January 30, 2014

Aunt Patsy....and the family left behind, so many of our childhood memories are looked at fondly when thinking of you. I can't help but hear the great rejoicing that is going on in Heaven right now, I know that Aunt Margaret and Aunt Nell and Meemaw and Billie and Aunt Sandra are all welcoming her with open arms. Imagine the session going on there! You were such an inspiration and taught me that a good attitude is everything. You will be so sorely missed but I am so thankful for every single moment that you were in our lives. Time may have separated us but your legacy will always ring clear in my mind and heart. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love is. Lisa Porter Howard and Kay Miller DeJong

Kana Webster

January 30, 2014

She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.

David Briggs

January 29, 2014

"Aunt Patsy, words cannot adequately express our admiration for all that you accomplished, the respect that we have for the way you lived your life, or the deep abiding love that we have for you that will remain in our hearts forever." Our thoughts, prayers and love go to you RC, Kevin, Burt, Vance & Melodie. It is our prayer that the Lord comfort you with His Spirit as only He can. - Aunt Eva Rose & David

Howard Sorensen

January 29, 2014

Dear R.C.,

I feel I should know you in that your wonderful daughter Linda works in our family business in Salt Lake City. Linda is such a remarkable and giving person who everyone in her sphere of influence feels of her great love. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, thank you and Pat for raising such a wonderful daughter. Our hearts are with you and prayers are with you in your time of loss, and grateful for the faith that you will be together again someday.
Howard Sorensen (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Wayman Leverton

January 29, 2014

Pat, you will always have a special place in our hearts.

Myra & Dennis Price

January 29, 2014

My dear Pat my memories of you were always of a women who loved life, her family. You did good. You shared your blessing with me in Kevin a Son any mother would be proud to have. Rest well my friend you will be missed.

Leti Lopez

January 29, 2014

My Deepest condolences to RC Cosper, Kevin & his family.You are all in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless!

Schrea Holloway

January 29, 2014

Kevin, Marcia and girls,
So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your heavenly father. God bless!

Milton and Brenda Wood

January 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat was an amazing lady who taught everyone she knew so many lessons. We are all left with wonderful memories.

January 29, 2014

What a remarkable woman. She left a great legacy of love and laiugther. I was a small part of her life, but she was big part of mine. She looked for the good in others and made all welcome in her home and heart. The world was better with her in it. I know that the Lord has welcomed his daughter home. I pray for her family, that they maybe comforted at this time. This I say sincerely - RaDonna DeAnda.