Patricia Ann Ricks Bryant, 74, of Bellville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in a Bryan hospital.
Patricia was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Many, La., to parents Vance Edward and Louretta Lilly Ricks. Her younger years were spent in Many, before her family moved to Houston in 1941.
She attended school in Galena Park graduating from Galena Park High School. During her working years, Patricia was employed as an administrative assistant for Lone Star Marine.
She has lived in Austin County since 1965 when she moved to Millheim and founded Boots and Saddle Ranch. Patricia most recently made her home in Bellville.
She was always interested in politics and enjoyed watching Fox News. She was an avid gardener and especially treasured the time she was able to spend with her family.
She is survived by her son Jeff Bryant and his wife, Misty, of Katy; daughters Joni Lee Boston of Bellville and Cary Lynn Sims and her husband, Richard, also of Bellville; special step daughter Diane Bryant Abel and husband, Travis, of Sealy; grandchildren Jake Sims, Molly Sims Grabarschick, Emily Sims, Laraina Crabb, Lindsey Crabb, Jesse Bryant, Jenna Bryant, Jaycee Bryant, Skylar Zeller, Dee Anne Williams Lerma, Troy Ingenhuett and Michelle Williams Baker; and great grandchildren Taylor and Logan Grabarschick, and Kyle Whisnant Sims with a fourth great grandchild on the way. Patricia is also survived by her sisters Marilyn Davis and her husband, Tommy, of Oklahoma, Linda Walters and her husband, Lee, of Gause, Texas, Carol Campbell and her husband, Earl, also of Gause; sister-in-law Ann Prestwood; special friend Janie Mewis; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Don Ricks and a niece, Amy Davis.
Visitation, 5-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Bellville.
Funeral service, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Dennis Keen, Officiating
Interment: St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Cat Spring.
Pallbearers: Richard Sims, Jake Sims, Robert Grabarschick, Jesse Bryant, Earl Campbell, Lee Walters.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Industry, TX 78944, or to: Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979)865-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com.
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