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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Founder of Prison Mentor Program Has Passed

In Memory of

Patricia Ann Boatwright

February 2, 1935 - July 27, 2017
Obituary

Patricia Ann Boatwright, 82, died Thursday, July 27 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Alfred Earl and Salina Louise (Forman) Williams.
On January 29, 1950 she married her soulmate Doyle J. Boatwright in Fort Worth Texas. They relocated to California in 1953 where they raised their family and Patricia was a successful real estate agent. She was a published writer and loved writing short stories and poetry. In 1991 they retired to Mcloud, Oklahoma.
Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mcloud and was active in community service. She was involved with the mentor program and was a volunteer chaplain at Mable Bassett Correctional Center. She was a founding member of G.I.F.T.S Charities Inc. Her first love was women's prison ministries.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years and her son, Donn Bay Boatwright.
Survivors include one daughter Denise Jene Grimes and Terry Edwards of Midwest City, daughter-in-law Irene Stephanie Boatwright of McLoud, granddaughter Alaina Donn (Grimes) Hall and Trevor Lloyd Hall of Oklahoma City, great-grandson Alexander Lloyd Hall of Oklahoma City, and treasured nephew Marc Carter Williams of Frisco, Texas.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 2 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday at Resthaven Funeral Home, 44909 Highway 3, Shawnee OK. Rev. Matthew Halsted and Rev. Paul Calmes will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to G.I.F.T.S. Charities Inc. 212 E. Main St. Shawnee, OK 74801.
The Grimes and Hall families would like to thank Connie Yates, Heather Bien, and the staffs at both Excell Home Health Care and Mercy Hospital for their tender hands, warm hearts and loving spirit. You were an enormous comfort that will be treasured forever.
[pictured below ...Pat Boatwright on right with our director Virginia Brendle on left]

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