Oder, Patricia Ayres Born April 19, 1940 in Trenton, Texas, went to her Heavenly Father on January 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Buchanan Ayres. Patricia is survived by Howard, her husband of 52 years; daughter, Lisa and husband, Dan Galloway and their two daughters, Maggie and Catie. Patricia graduated from Leonard High School and later East Texas State University in Commerce. While at East Texas she met the love of her life, Howard Lain Oder. They were married on September 16, 1961. Before becoming a full-time mother and housewife, Patricia served as a social worker and school teacher. Upon Lisa's birth, Patricia's focus became her family. She cherished the time she spent with her granddaughters, loved gardening and doted on a succession of Yorkies: Morgan, Monroe and Tucker. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 31, at the Preston Road Church of Christ. If desired, memorials can be made to Christ Family Clinic, c/o Preston Road Church of Christ, 6409 Preston Road, Dallas 75205, or a
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 30, 2014