ODESSA 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, gymnastics, the library in the summer, to Monahans to perform their made up dances at numerous nursing homes, how to cross-stitch, 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 suggests memorials to the
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.