Patricia Marie Woollett

December 7, 1929 - February 12, 2021

Patricia Marie Woollett, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on February 12, 2021, at the age of 91 after a brief illness at her residence in the Parkview in Frisco.  Patsy (as she was affectionally called in her early years) was born on December 7, 1929, in San Antonio to Denis Patrick Sheridan and Mary Huber Sheridan, their ninth and last child.  Pat was raised in Alamo Heights, along with her eight siblings.  She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1946 but, due to a polio outbreak, her class wasn’t formally able to graduate until 1996 when Pat finally walked across the stage to receive her diploma.  Pat attended Incarnate Word College for two years until she met the love of her life, Donald Mathew Woollett.  They were married on June 9, 1951, and resided in San Antonio until moving to McAllen in 1959.

Pat was a stay-at-home mom, raising her four children in the Rio Grande Valley.  She eventually resumed her college education, obtaining a degree in Elementary Education from Pan American University.  Pat had a successful career, teaching second and third grade for 29 years in both the McAllen School District and the Northeast Independent (San Antonio) School District.  Her love of the children she taught was only surpassed by her love of her own children.

Pat was active in the North San Antonio Retired Teachers Association, the Sultanas de Bejar, and Blessed Sacrament Parish Altar Society.  After retiring, she and Don loved to travel, visiting her children and grandchildren around the country, as well as traveling overseas, visiting Ireland, the country where her father was born, England, Italy, and France when she was well into her 80’s.  Pat also had an exceedingly high “SQ” (Sports Quotient).  She and Don loved watching the San Antonio Spurs play basketball, sometimes even attending games when the Spurs played at home.  She also supported Texas A&M football, where her two sons attended college.  Finally, Pat was an avid bridge player, sharpening her skills on the computer (the only thing on the computer that interested her in the least).

Pat moved to Frisco, Texas, to be closer to her daughter, Connie, in 2017.  She loved living at the Parkview, making many friends in the final chapter of her life.   More than anything, Pat was devoted to her family and her friends, never meeting a stranger and never passing up an opportunity to celebrate life in all its richness.  She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Pat was deeply religious all her life, but never more so than in her later years, relying on her Catholic faith to help her meet the challenges of growing old, until finally she could respond to the invitation issued by her loving Lord: “Come, you who are blessed by my Father.  Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt. 25:34).

Pat is survived by her children, Matt Woollett and wife Harriet, Connie Higgins and husband John, Tom Woollett and wife Monica, and Irene Bogard and husband Brent; her grandchildren, Victoria (Tori) Mehis, Trevor Woollett, Olivia Woollett, Liesel Woollett, Natalie Burrer, Allison Hall, Matthew Bogard, and Michelle Bogard; her great-grandchildren, Hannah Moriarty, Archer Hall and Lily Burrer.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald (Don) Mathew Woollett.

A Memorial Mass will take place at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, at a future date.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 W Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75033.

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Our condolences go out to you in the loss of Pat, a dear friend of my Mother, Evelyn, and me (has known Connie for many years), who got to know her after she moved to Parkview. She will always be remembered as a beautiful lady, friendly and very talkative. Evelyn enjoyed talking to her and reminisce about people and places in the Rio Grande Valley as we are from there. May God Bless You during this most difficult time and May God Bless the Soul of Pat.
Ann Moczygemba and Evelyn Kotara, February 23, 2021