Pat passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Services for Patricia Payne, 74, of Fort Worth, TX will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, OK. Zayne D Rose will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada with the Rev. Don Venable officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Pat was born September 11, 1940 in Sand Springs, OK to Steve L. and Cleo Garoutte. She graduated from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, graduating class of 1958. Pat always enjoyed class reunions and years of comradery with classmates.
Following graduation Pat married Darrell D Rose and raised her family while living on the quarter horse ranches in Kansas and Oklahoma that Darrell managed. She was preceded in death by Darrell who passed away in 1980 after heart transplant surgery at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.
Following Darrell’s death Pat returned to Ada and worked as a secretary for a government subcontract company at the Robert S. Kerr EPA Laboratory where she met Ronald Payne. They were married in 1984 and shared many adventures together while living in Oklahoma, Maryland, Colorado, Texas and twelve exciting years on the island of Bermuda.
Pat had a great love of God and was always active in church where she sang, played the piano and taught children’s Sunday school. She worked for Oral Roberts Ministries in Tulsa, was a piano teacher and was a co-owner of The Bible Shop a Christian bookstore in Ada. She was Woman’s Dean of the Oklahoma Assembly of God Church Youth Camp in Turner Falls for four years. She took college-level Jewish courses at the Word to the World Bible College in Denver and traveled to Israel.
Pat worked as a secretary for a child psychologist in Maryland and as a secretary to a supermarket owner and leader of the in-power political party in Bermuda. One of the company officers in the Bermuda office was also the Commodore of an island sailing club. During a one year design and build of a new racing sailboat, Pat assisted with documentation, bid packages and correspondence. A land-locked Oklahoma girl learned all about jibs, mast and sailing and really enjoyed the experience!
We must not forget her love of gardening as she was proudly awarded “Neighborhood Garden of the Month” in both Denver and Ft. Worth. Pat enjoyed photography and the ocean where she spent many happy hours collecting seashells. She enjoyed traveling and had the pleasure and good fortune of traveling to various foreign countries.
At the time of her death she lived in Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoyed her retirement and spending time with her husband Ronald, her children and grandchildren.
Pat is preceded in death by her first husband Darrel D Rose, her parents Steve and Cleo Garoutte and her brother Steve Garoutte Jr.
Pat is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 31 years, Ronald; Her son Zayne D Rose, and wife Sheri of Valencia, CA; her son Blaine P Rose and wife Susan of Ada, OK; daughter Erin E Tansey of Arlington, TX; her son Kevin E Payne and wife Diane of Denver, CO; Her sister Judith Gail Tadlock of Cottage Grove, OR; Her brother Stephen Layne Garoutte of Sand Springs, OK; Her grandchildren Jerah Rose, Grant Rose, Shayne Rose, Patrick Rose, Laura Rose, Nathan Payne, Marisa Payne, Adyn Tansey and Daryl Lane Tansey; and great-grandchild Rowan Jane McLaughin; And a host of many dear friends.
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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada