Patricia Maxwell Haworth

August 21, 1948 - May 1, 2022

Patricia Maxwell Haworth, age 73, of Frisco, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022. She was born on August 21, 1948, in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, to Vera (Macken) & Donald Maxwell. 

Her family moved to Chicago, Milwaukee, and then settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where she attended Notre Dame Catholic Girls School. They then moved to Dallas & graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School. Patricia earned her bachelor’s & master’s degrees in Education from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) where she was a Charter Member of Delta Zeta.

She married the love of her life, Steven Clay Haworth, in Dallas on June 3, 1972. Patricia was dearly loved & will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Pat taught Secondary English in Dallas, Temple, Carrollton, and Gregory-Portland, Texas before staying home to raise her two children. She was always volunteering to help with her children’s activities, from coaching softball & helping with Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts to her various roles with the Moss Haven Elementary & Forest Meadow Junior High PTAs.

Pat returned to teaching in the late 90’s as a Supervisor of Student Teachers at the University of Texas at Dallas. She was always interested in politics & went back to the classroom to teach government & history in Richardson.  She ended her career teaching Government at Rowlett High School.

Pat was excited to become a docent at the George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU & to help open the Library in 2013. She was the longest serving docent with the most hours at the Bush Library.

She loved to read, spend time with her family, the occasional casino trip, and help plan events with her various church & neighborhood social groups.

Patricia is survived by her beloved husband, Steven Haworth; her daughter, Stacy Wilson and her husband, Douglas, of Allen, Texas; her son, Neil Haworth and his wife, Janice, of Coppell, Texas; her grandchildren, James Wilson, Harper Wilson, Madeleine Wilson, Nicole Haworth, William Haworth, and Nathan Haworth; her brothers, Donald Maxwell & his wife, Kathryn, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Stephen Maxwell & his wife, Janet, of New Castle, Indiana; and her nieces and nephews, Chris Maxwell, Valerie Bowen, Spenser Maxwell, and Adrienne Maxwell.

She is preceded in death by her parents & her infant sons, Robert & David Haworth.

A Memorial Service for Pat will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 3:30 PM at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat's honor may be made to The Fisher House Foundation. Information regarding the Foundation & its programs & services benefitting military families may be viewed on the internet at its website https://fisherhouse.org/.

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You will be missed at the GWB Library, Patricia. You always knew the right thing to do and how to do it. You were always there and ready and helpful. You were loved and appreciated. -Janet Janet Denney, May 10, 2022 Steven and family, I am sending my deepest condolences. I can hear Pat’s laugh and voice. I served with her at the Bush Library during my time there as the volunteer coordinator. I truly enjoyed working with her each day and as team lead depended on her so much. She was a wealth of experience and knowledge and she gave freely. She will be truly missed. Carina Reeves, May 10, 2022 Pat was such a sweet lady and we will miss her! What a joy it has been to be with her at the birth of our grandchildren and so many family celebrations. We will miss those sweet times and the amazing mother, wife, grandmother and friend that she has been to all of us. Praying for God’s precious comfort for all. We love you all. Carol & Steve Boykin, May 9, 2022 Dear Haworth family, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I've known Pat since we began docent training for work at the Bush Library before it opened. She was always the "go-to" person when we had a question. I don't know how, but she always knew what we needed to know. For me, the library will not be the same without her. Though I will miss her a great deal, each time I see the clock in the Oval Office, I will smile because she was the one entrusted with the weekiy winding of such. Blessing to you all as you treasure your many fond and precious memories of Pat. Sincerely,
Daphne Tunnell, May 5, 2022 Deepest sympathy to Pat’s Friends and Family. I know she loved you all very much! Pat was one of my professors at UTD. Through her class, I created a lesson using sources from my own family that peeked my interest in genealogy - that I still enjoy today. Pat later joined the faculty at RHS where I too was working. At RHS Pat was loved by her students and colleagues alike. There are alumni students today teaching government because of Pat. Co-workers enjoyed her quick wit and story telling. Often, her stories were about the joys of her family and adventures she had taken; it is obvious that Pat was so proud of her children and had great love and devotion for them and Steve. Personally, I loved Pat’s sense of humor, nurturing towards others, and her skill of schmoozing! On one trip to a Social Studies Convention in DC, Pat worked the crowd and got our group tickets to an evening cocktail party and dinner at the Smithsonian. We were able to enjoy hobnobbing and seeing the exhibits. It was such a special evening! . Right before Pat retired, she came to me and told me that her desk chair had a rip in the upholstery and, since it had a life time warranty, she was in need of returning it. She wanted me to go with her to the store. To make a long story short, Pat wanted me to pick out the new chair, and then gave it to me for my classroom. I still have the chair.
Shannon Wade, May 5, 2022
Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in this life and now are entrusted with the kingdom of God. Steve and family, We stand ready to serve in any ways you need. Until that time, know that you're wrapped in our prayers for God's peace and comfort for your loss. Love, The Taylor family Lance Taylor, May 5, 2022 I was so sorry to hear about Pat. She and I were on the same Thursday Thunder team at the Bush Presidential Library and I enjoyed the time we spent in the Museum. My condolences to all her family.
Suzi Hermann, May 4, 2022 My deepest condolences……Pat was a wonderful person and always enjoyed playing Mah Jongg with her and attending all the tournaments. She will be missed. Adrienne Harris, May 4, 2022 I am so sorry about Pat. I was just getting to know her in Boomers. She was a Christian, good wife/mom and a very giving person. Joann Hill, May 4, 2022 So sorry to hear about Pat's passing. I met her at the Bush Library where we were both Docents. Pat was very dedicated to that position as she was to her family and the friends she made along the way. She will be missed. Doris Knapek , May 3, 2022 Our deepest condolences to the entire Haworth family. I worked with Pat at RHS for many years, and she was always generous and fun to be around. Her gift to my daughter when she was born, "Moosey", remains Caroline's favorite possession to date, and he makes us think of Pat. Much love to you all. Tiffany Karns, May 3, 2022 Dear Steve and family - I'm so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a fun person, and I loved working with her at RHS. John Hatch, May 3, 2022 Pat was a beloved Social Studies colleague at Rowlett HS. She was a great teacher and it was an honor to know and work with her. My condolences to her family and I pray for their peace at this difficult time. Tracey Osborn, May 3, 2022