Patricia Dean "Pat"
Sep 19, 1935 - Oct 7, 2017
Posted by: Ann Weber
Patricia ďPatĒ Frankenberg age 82 of Purcell, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday October 7, 2017, after a lengthy illness.
Patricia Dean Frankenberg was born September 19, 1935, in Rosedale, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of three daughters born to William Ernest Boatwright and Nellie Burns (Williams) Boatwright. Pat attended Wayne schools and graduated with the class of 1953. She later received a B.S. degree in Education from East Central University in Ada. Pat married the love of her life, Ernest Glenn Frankenberg on Feb. 14, 1958, in Wayne, OK. Together they made their home in Purcell where they raised two sons, Glenn Jr. and David. In her early years, Pat worked as a secretary before starting her teaching career in 1963. She taught first grade at Mary Simpson School in Purcell for 13 years, until the new Purcell Elementary School was opened in August of 1976. That year she taught second grade. In 1979, she received her masterís in education and served as Principal of the Purcell Elementary until she retired in May of 1993. Patís love for children and education made her the perfect example for students as they attended school during those formative years. She was always interested in what they were doing in class and what they were learning. She always made each visit to each classroom a memorable one. Students, as well as teachers who worked with her, felt important and valued in her presence. She was fun loving, she enjoyed her job and she always had a smile. Pat was a faithful Christian, and lifelong active member of the First Baptist Church in Purcell. For many yearís she served as the church organist while Ruth Bass played the piano. Pat also did play the piano, playing for church specials, funerals and weddings. She taught Sunday school, sang in a womenís quartet and served on various committees at church. Not only was she actively involved at church, Pat was a member of the Purcell Library Board, as well as other civic and educational organizations. While her sons were growing up, Pat never missed any of their school activities. After she retired, she became a fulltime babysitter for her grandchildren, and as they got older, she became their greatest sports fan. For her enjoyment Pat liked reading, exercising, spending time helping big Glenn on the farm and cooked Sunday Dinners at her home for her family.
Pat was preceded in death by: Parents, Ernie and Nell Boatwright; One sister, Anne Tompte;
She is survived by: Husband of 60 years come this February 2018, Glenn Frankenberg Sr. of the home in Purcell. Two sons, Glenn Frankenberg Jr. and wife Lori of Purcell, David Frankenberg and wife Robin of Purcell; Three grandchildren, Conner, Cooper and Camdyn Frankenberg of Purcell; One sister, Mary Lee Russell and husband J. R. of Rowlett, Texas; Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other loving relatives and friends.
Patís immediate family had a private burial for her on the day she passed away at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.
A public memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Purcell.
Friends may send memorials to the Purcell First
Baptist Church in her memory, and send online condolences @www.wilsonlittle.com.
Arrangements are with Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
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