In memory of
Patricia June DeSpain May 30, 1938 - February 11, 2020 WATONGA Patricia June Boston DeSpain was born May 30, 1938, in Watonga, OK to George and Elsie Boston and passed away on Feb. 11, 2020, surrounded by family. She was a resident of Watonga almost her entire life until she moved to Yukon in July 2019 to be closer to family. Pat attended high school in Watonga, where she excelled in athletics, particularly basketball. She is remembered for her skills even today. After high school graduation, Pat attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford before marrying Melvin DeSpain from Hinton, OK. Pat held many jobs during her lifetime, but her most treasured was when she ran for and was elected to the Office of City Clerk in 1983. She served six four-year terms in that position before retiring in 2007. This career allowed her the opportunity to work with and assist the citizens of Watonga, the town she loved so dearly. During her tenure with the City, she was an active member of the Oklahoma Municipal League. Pat was also an active member of the First Baptist Church since 1948 and loved serving in the kitchen. Pat was an avid sports fan and loved watching her grandchildren play sports throughout the state and traveling the country. She rarely missed a game. Pat was a fierce competitor herself and excelled in any sport she undertook as she dedicated her time to perfecting its skill. She was involved in several bridge clubs, one of which started in 1963. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and never met a stranger. No matter where Pat traveled, she always saw someone who knew her. Although she lived at Spanish Cove Retirement Community a short time, she made some of the best friends and was loved by so many. Pat's greatest joy was spending time with her kids, grandkids and her relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elsie Boston; and her two brothers, Darrel Boston and Larry Boston. She is survived by her daughter, Kim and husband Randy, of Yukon; son, Greg, of Tulsa; and sister, Shirley Shipman, of Thomas. Her grandchildren include Jennifer Dyer, of Castle Rock, CO; Lance DeSpain and wife Jessica, of Moore; Ashleigh Fields and husband Josh, of Edmond; and Kasey Rhodes and husband Tyler, of Edmond. Pat's great-grandchildren include Cooper, Chloe, and Camden Dyer; Kaden, Jackson, and Karleigh Fields; Tucker, Greyson, and Olivia DeSpain. Remy Leigh Rhodes was born the day after Pat's death, and although they never met, Remy will know her Grandma Pat from the love and stories we will share. Pat is survived by nieces and nephews and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Pat will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Watonga, OK with the Reverend Jim Westmoreland officiating. There will be a private family burial following the service with Wilkinson Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Watonga First Baptist Church General Building Fund.
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