Patricia A. Dancer
Patricia (Pat) Dancer, 90, of Benbrook, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2021. She was the daughter of John W. and Allene Tinney and grew up in Longview, Texas.
Pat married Jack Dancer, the love of her life, in Longview in 1951. The family lived in Longview, Waco, and then in Albuquerque, New Mexico, until 1972. In addition to providing a welcoming home for her family and friends, she worked for several years in the Albuquerque Public Schools. Returning to Texas, she spent 23 years as an administrative assistant with Fort Worth ISD, taking great pleasure in her work and colleagues. She retired to care for her husband and then her mother in their final years, reminding us what family love and loyalty look like. Pat was deeply loved by family and friends and well regarded by all who knew her. We are grateful for her.
Pat loved life, her work, her dog and cat companions, a beautiful yard and garden, and time with her family and friends. She was smart, hardworking, resilient, kind, and feisty. Through life's ups and downs, she persisted with grace and strength.
She is predeceased by her parents, John W. and Allene Tinney, and her husband, Jack Dancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, daughters Dee (Gregg) McMann and Dusti Dancer; son John (Irene) Dancer; grandchildren Nate (Cristina) Dancer, Chad McMann, Megan (Paul) Sedillo, Kelsie Dancer, and Madison (Nicholas) RodrÃguez; great-grandsons Brennan, Isaac, Collin, Declan, and Sam; brother John R. (Jeanette) Tinney; and her niece Brooke (Ted, Sailor) Germann and nephew Dustin Tinney.
Pat donated her body to medical research. There will be an extended family gathering to celebrate her life at a later date. We are grateful to Dusti, with whom Pat lived in her last years. Dr. Kate Taylor, UNTHSC, was helpful in guiding Pat's medical care. We give special thanks to Hospice Plus for their kindness, care, and expertise, especially Nataliya Babb, Marcella Gomez, Tracie Lyles, and Sabrina Menendez. In Pat's memory, please plant a tree or flower and enjoy time with your family and friends.
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Published by Albuquerque Journal on Jul. 18, 2021.