OBITUARY

Patricia Kay O'Neal

December 28, 1957October 16, 2020
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Patricia (Patty) Kay O’Neal was called to be with our Lord on October 16, 2020, at the age of 62. She was born on December 28, 1957, in Houston, Texas to Joe and Billie O’Neal and was a Texas woman through and through. Patty had an indomitable spirit and a southern sass that was all her own. She was never one to back down, especially to protect those she loved, and she could fight just as fiercely as she loved. Patty had a heart as big as Texas and she made everyone around her feel like family. And there was nothing she loved more than being surrounded by those friends and family.

One of Patty’s favorite things in life was to root (and maybe add some colorful language) for her Houston Texans. Whether in the stadium or surrounded by friends and family, she loved to cheer on her team and wasn’t shy about expressing her opinion on their performance. Her passion for supporting her team and her passion for life, in general, is just one of the many reasons she will be dearly missed. She was a dearly beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend that will forever be in our hearts. Before her retirement in December 2017, she worked as the Division Operations Manager at Lonestar College for over a decade, and formed many special relationships with her co-workers.

Patty is survived by a family who will miss her always including her life partner of 28 years, Becky Dalby, brother Keith and wife Kathie, brother Larry and wife Becky, five nephews and nieces: Brent and wife Misty, Brad and wife Melissa, Lindsey and husband Chad Blancett, Mitch and wife Sierra; Jennifer O'Neal; and seven great-nephews/nieces: Blake, Bryson, Jacob, Lundyn, Mason, Mattox and Hayden. She was preceded in death by parents Joe and Billie and nephew Matthew.

In honor of Patty’s love for the Houston Texans, the family requests that all those attending the visitation or funeral service proudly wear their Texans gear, Astros gear, or your favorite sports team gear. However, anyone wearing Dallas Cowboy gear may be asked to leave - ha! (After all, this is Patty's day, and if you knew Patty, you understand this!). We know that Patty would love for her final sendoff to be as unique as she was and thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

A visitation will be Friday, October 23rd, 5:00 - 8:00. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 24th, at 11:00. Burial will be in Goodrich, Tx, following the funeral.

We are limited to the number of people that can attend visitation or the funeral. Rather than say that it is private, we are asking for people who plan to attend, please let someone in the family know of your plans so we will have an accurate count. Patty was loved by many.

There will be a light lunch served immediately after the funeral for time for those attending the funeral to visit and share stories.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestparkthewoodlands.com for the O'NEAL family. Please take a minute and write a few thoughts, funny stories, or heartfelt sympathy about this wonderful lady.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Karen Grimsley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stacie Strickland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Denise Schwab, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Pat Penze, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kaye Setticase, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Linda Earls, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ann McFarland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brent O'Neal, Pallbearer
  • Brad O'Neal, Pallbearer
  • Mitch O'Neal, Pallbearer
  • Blake O'Neal, Pallbearer
  • Breyson O'Neal, Pallbearer
  • Jacob O'Neal, Pallbearer

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Kara Wilkerson

October 21, 2020

Patty was my supervisor at Lonestar Montgomery for ten years, but she was so much more than that word indicates. She was my friend, my supporter, confidant, shoulder to cry and lean on, cheerleader and cheer upper. She was my foul mouthed Irish sister and my right after Christmas birthday buddy. Her office was a haven for many of us at the college when we needed to cry or vent or share happy news and you always came out of her office feeling better than you went in. One of my favorite things about Patty was that she was completely unfazed when my rant took a turn toward obscenities. Seriously, she never even blinked. I personally went through a lot in the ten years I worked with Patty and she was like a second mother to me. If you had the extreme privilege to be close to Patty you know she made you feel like her family and loved you unconditionally. She was the type of boss that you wanted to work for because she instilled integrity and friendship over criticism and fear. To know Patty was to love her and I count myself as one of the lucky ones to have had her in my life. My heart is broken she had to leave so soon. I will miss her immensely.

James Zipperer

October 21, 2020

Every time I saw you, I would say "Patty me darlin'" and we would both laugh. You were a wonderful person to work with, a great friend, and it breaks my heart I won't get to see you for awhile. I miss our talks in your office. I miss your smile, yes, I will forever miss that smile. I know you are catching Crappie somewhere. You my lady, were one of a kind and I am grateful to have had the good fortune to be your friend. God bless and keep you in his grace and mercy. For the last time, Patty me darlin,"...

Angela Kane-Pigg

October 21, 2020

My condolences to Becky and Patty’s family and friends. I worked for Patty at Lone Star College. She was so much more than my boss. We worked very closely together and from the very beginning we formed a special bond that developed into a lasting sisterhood.
I have so many memories of our times both in and out of the office. We laughed until we cried, we cried then laughed some more. She was my mentor, cheerleader, and so much more. Most importantly, she was my friend! She loved whole heartedly, had a great smile, an infectious laugh, and so many other wonderful qualities. Plus she gave the BEST HUGS!! Patty was a friend to everyone, and everyone loved her. I mean everyone!
I’m heartbroken but very thankful that she is healed and drinking margaritas with her mom. I am going to miss her so much. ~ Rest easy my friend. Love ya girl!

Tani Traver

October 20, 2020

When I think of Patty, I just smile and chuckle at the many times we sat behind closed doors at the college and talked about things. Now that’s a friend, and how we would laugh. She was so quick witted .
Patty definitely brought laughter to other people’s lives and will be surely missed . The obituary was excellent.. she would have loved it! Becky, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heaven just got them a sportster!

Becky Gustamante

October 20, 2020

I hired Patty at the college and new she would be a great fit. She was my right hand “lady” and kept me going. She ran interference when students were upset and wanted to see me, she kept my budget, straight, but best of all she provided the laughter we all needed when the stresses were high.
I loved taking her with me when I served on a state board and she just jumped in and worked along side with me. I am forever grateful for her flexibility and laughter. Love you mucho mi amiga!

Pattie Buerger

October 19, 2020

Patty was a colleague at Lone Star College for many years. I could always count on her to either know an answer to my questions or have a pretty good idea of where to find the answer. She was one of those solid people that you just couldn't help but like. Ten or so years ago, we officed about 4 doors apart with our boss in between. When our boss would yell out "Patty!" we would both either yell out "Yes" or "Which one?" I have nothing but fond memories of Patty. May her spirit be remembered with a smile--she always seemed to have one.
Pattie Buerger (fna Harakal)

Cecile Allemand

October 18, 2020

It is with a broken heart that I would like to send my condolences to the family of Patty O’Neal. I worked with her at Lone Star College. Patty and I started working together the same year, in the same department, Patty was my boss. I loved her and will always love her like a sister. We shared so many stories of our families and friends alike. We retired the same year, exactly (4) months after each other. The last conversation with Patty prior to retirement was about her mother. I told her there was no time like the present to spend quality time with her, I am glad she did. God only knows how much I will miss Patty. My life has been changed forever.
Cecile Allemand

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What a cute baby!

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Cheerleading the team on!

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Pearland High School Graduation

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