Patsy  Moyer


Patsy J. Moyer
Dec. 19, 1931, to May 26, 2019
Patsy J. Moyer, our Nana and the bright spot in our family, passed away May 26, 2019.
Born and raised in Three Rivers, Texas, Patsy was always proud of her roots and her family. She loved to tell stories about growing up in the Texas hill country with her loving parents and her brother, Bob, who she adored.
Patsy graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos and later attended the University of Texas, receiving a degree in education. She moved in 1966 to Ada, where she became very involved in her church and community while raising her two sons, Monty and Steve. She claimed her proudest moments were when her sons achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout.
When her boys were older, she began teaching school in Stonewall, where she helped young people for 25 years before retirement.
Never one to stay idle for long, Patsy began a new career working for the Talent Search program at East Central University, where well into her 80s, she continued helping young people reach their full potential.
Patsy was always up for a new adventure, though, moving to Edmond in 2013 to be closer to her sons and their families and to make new friends at the Lyndale Independent Living Center.
Patsy lived a very full, independent life. She loved traveling, playing tennis with her sons and Ada friends and occasionally taking a trip to the casino. Her eyes would light up talking about gambling with her brother, Bob, and family during trips to Ruidoso, New Mexico. She could hit her limit on a dove hunt, was crazy about her Thunder basketball team and would regularly beat her sons and grandkids at cards.
Her favorite silly picture of herself was of her laughing on a boat in Cozumel after scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Her favorite family photo was of herself, her brother and her father when she was a child. She proudly hung it near the dining room table so they would always be with her during holiday celebrations.
Patsy was predeceased by her parents, Mimi and Daddy Jack Montgomery; her brother, Dr. Bob Montgomery; her nephew, Mark Montgomery; and her best friend and cousin, Beverly Capen.
She is survived by her cousin, Wayne Capen; son Monty Moyer (Ranae); son Dr. Steven Moyer (Kim); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; niece Melayne Marchese (Rob); and nephew Matt Montgomery (Steve).
Patsy asked that no funeral be held and that her ashes be scattered where her heart always stayed in Leakey, Texas.
Published on May 29, 2019
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Kaylen Hunsberger
Jun 01, 2019
Such a wonderful sweet sweet lady. She will forever be missed.
Bernadette (Green) Stallworth
May 30, 2019
Best teacher ever Stonewall Class of 1980. Had a lasting influence on my life. Love and prayers for your loss.
Jill McGee Brown
May 30, 2019
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I've thought about this day throughout my career. I knew it would happen sooner or later. What surprised me is the emotion that overtook me as I read the obituary of my beloved 5th grade teacher, Patsy Moyer. Always, always when asked about my influences and motivation to become a teacher Mrs. Moyer was always part of my narrative. She was good and kind. She always smelled of lemon drops. She liked me. I had a good time in her class. We did fun things like put on plays and a fashion show and learned about telephone etiquette. The day I heard she was stopped by the Highway Patrol for speeding I cried. I thought she was in trouble and I didn't want her to be trouble so I worrie
...d about her for days. I never remember anyone getting in trouble in class nor do I remember any unpleasantness at all; except for the day I did something unkind and she told me she was disappointed in me. I was crushed. She never treated me harshly or unkindly over that matter but it has stuck with me all my life. I remember doing math, exactly what I don't know. We read, we did Social Studies, probably Science though I don't remember it. We practiced penmanship, I distinctly remember that because my penmanship was less than stellar. None of that mattered though. It was the woman I loved. Whether she did or not, I FELT that she loved me and that has made all the difference. I ran into her once years ago and could barely speak to her for the tears. Did she ever think about me through the years? Probably not, not specifically, maybe my entire class for we were top notch kids! There are numerous things I would have liked to have told her if I could have gotten them out: First, after all these years I still love you dearly. Second, I don't recall specifically much of the curriculum, but I remember distinctly how you made me feel each day. Third, your class was right where I wanted to be each day. Missing school was never an option. Fourth, lemon drops will forever bring your memory to my mind. Fifth, you taught me the Highland Fling which would explain my obsession with Outlander. Sixth, you didn't get angry when I lost a nickel betting on baseball in class. Seventh, I didn't mind sitting by the new kid even though he was like 15 years old! Eighth, every single time ,without exception, I've ever written about my love of teaching , you were there. Ninth, you made me want to do my best in all things. And tenth, even after all this time, your influence is with me still. She's gone now, but she leaves behind a legacy. I wonder if she knew it? I'd like to think I might leave a child with similar feelings. Every once in a while I'll get a note or a phone call from a past student and it always does my heart good. But Patsy Moyer I'll never be, but I can try, and maybe that's enough.💕😰Read more
Anna Henry
May 30, 2019
She was one of my favorite teachers. ❤️❤️Loved her!!!
Kate Walkup
May 30, 2019
Mrs. Moyer was a great teacher she was kind and always had a smile to give everyday...5th grade stonewall ..Kate Walkup AKA...Kathy Tackett..
Gary May
May 30, 2019
Most students have an 'all-time favorite teacher' . . . Ms. Moyer was mine.
Bobby Boydstun
May 29, 2019
One of the best teachers I ever had. 5th grade at Stonewall Elementary (1975-1976)
Pat Sutton
May 29, 2019
I met Patsy in 1984. She was a great friend of Jo Conway, my friend and boss at Ecu , at that time. Patsy was always full of energy! She was a mentor, teacher, and friend to many, many kids and adults, myself included. Fly high Patsy!❤️
Dee Stoup
May 29, 2019
Worked with Pasty at ECU with the Trio programs. She was always upbeat and very helpful during writing season.