Patsy Ruth West Sykes was born June 21, 1930.
She gracefully passed from this life on December 10, 2013. It was a victory celebration for Patsy Ruth Sykes, affectionately known as “Pat”, as she was welcomed into God’s Kingdom.
Pat is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob, and by her children: son Bobby and wife Lisa and their children Reed, Nathan, and Grant; her son Steve and his wife Ann and their children, grandson Clint and wife Lindsey and their children Tagan and Brayd, grandson Clayton, and granddaughter Stevie and her husband Heston McBride. She was preceded in death by her mother Christene Deaton West, her father Fred West, and two infant children, in 1955 and 1957.
Pat was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, then Southern Methodist University in 1951, opting to skip her graduation ceremony to attend her own wedding.
Pat raised her family on the Sykes Ranch in Schleicher County, moving to Eldorado to be closer to her sons’ activities in 1964. She was an active community leader, and member and volunteer at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado.
Pat was most happy when she was working with people, whether she was re-decorating a friend’s home, re-doing a closet, or working on another beautification project in her community.
Pat took pride in her community and worked tirelessly to make it a better place, for all to enjoy. She loved and had a passion for things to look pretty and dedicated many years in the effort to beautify Eldorado. Though time has passed, those memories are not forgotten.
Pat devoted her life to God, her husband, her children, her church, her friends and community. She was a great Mama, worked hard at it, and was a Mom to many others besides her own.
Pat loved her family, her friends, and most of all her personal savior. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado on Saturday December 14 at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at First Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger, Texas.