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Patricia Davis Berry
April 27, 1920  -  April 18, 2017

 

Patricia "Patsy" Davis Berry of Uvalde died April 18, 2017 at Amistad Nursing and Rehab Center where she resided since October 2014. Patsy was born on April 27, 1920 in Kinney County to Harry Kimball Davis and Roberta (Rowland) Davis. She spent most of her life in the community of Laguna in rural Uvalde County. She was married March 18, 1936 to William "Bill" Berry in Montell until his untimely death in 1971. She then was married to Archie Welch of Camp Wood in August 1975 until his death in 1983. She cared for her disabled father for approximately 20 years. After his death in 1962, she started working at Piggly Wiggly in Uvalde, while taking night classes at SWTJC until she was able to teach with an Emergency Certificate in Camp Wood. She continued taking night classes while teaching, traveling to Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio two or three nights a week, spending one summer at the college. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College in 1968 with a degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation until her retirement in 1986, she taught at Anthon Elementary and Robb Elementary Schools. She took pride in her Life Membership in the Mayflower Society of America. After her retirement, she spent her time gardening. When she could not go outside, reading was a favorite leisure activity. Patsy is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Lamirand of Carrizo Springs and Helen Lloyd of New Braunfels; one son, George Berry; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; sons, Robert William Berry and William B. "Billy" Berry; grandsons, Kevin Wooldridge and Duane Lloyd; sister, Fanny Brown; and three brothers, Ollie Davis, Ernest Jones; and Hubbard Jones. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary with burial to follow in Montell Cemetery. Rev. Steve Peyton will officiate. Pallbearers will be W.D. "Dub" Sutherland, Roy Routh, Robert Verdon, Rodney Lloyd, and Leslie Lloyd.

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