Patricia Jacobs passed away, Thursday, February 14, 2013. She was born on November 9, 1931 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived in Belen, NM through her formative years. Pat attended New Mexico State University (known as A & M at that time). She was a cheerleader, a member of Chi Omega sorority, the square dance team, and many other organizations. She graduated with a degree in Home Economics and a minor in Business. Out of college, she went to Germany for two years to work for the U.S. A.F. She traveled extensively while in Europe.
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Pat came to Houston in the sixties and worked for NASA for two years and then taught school (Typing, TX History, and Home Economics,) for 12 years. She went to work for Shell Oil, first at Deer Park and then downtown for the rest of her working years.
Pat loved to travel and she loved to play bridge. She would take a cruise when she had a week off, and plan longer vacations to places like China, Australia, Hong Kong, and parts of Europe she'd missed, plus of course the US. She would host a bridge foursome at the drop of a hat and have 10 tables in her home for large events.
Pat was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy, and her mother and father. Survivors include her daughter, Holly Jacobs -Khazam, Holly's husband, Jon, and their children, Nathan and Kelsey, her sister, Eileen Walton, and two nieces and a nephew and their children.
Visitation will be at Crowder Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 P.M. on Monday, February 18, with a vigil service at 6:30 P.M. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 10:30 A.M. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at Forest Park East Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may the made to the Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Foundation or Wounded Warriors Foundation which were two of Pat's favorite charities.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 17, 2013