Woodward, Okla. —
Patsy June Adams Walker Bennett passed away peacefully on April 28, 2014 blessed with a long and fruitful life that she enjoyed immensely. She loved her work, and she loved her special ed kids. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And she loved her friends.
Many years ago, Patsy said she wanted her Honorary Pallbearers to be women. They are Patsy Bolton, Mary Cable, Nell Furney, Linda Bennett, Shirley Moore, Sharron Rainey, Shelley McDowell, Colette Stepp, Lillian Thompson, Dorothy Nichols, and all of her longstanding "buds".
Patsy was a woman with a lot of style and some swagger. Decorating her homes was a joyful passion for her; she enjoyed dressing up, being creative, and she was a good cook –cooking for her children and grandchildren and sometimes telling us it was time to go to our own homes.
Patsy was born January 26, 1930 at home on Blake Corner in the Russell, Oklahoma community to Courtes Sylvester Adams and Tiny Rebecca Davidson Adams. She was an only child growing up on a cotton and wheat farm. She attended Centralvue community school, graduating as valedictorian and then attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and met Wes Walker a Farm House Fraternity student from Freedom, Oklahoma. They married in 1951 and moved to the ranch on the Cimarron River where Valorie and Clay were born. Their small home was pretty far from the main road, and it was a pretty exciting trip to go to Alva to the movie.
Because the horrible drought of the early 50's took a terrible toll on the ranching business Wes went to work for an oil company and they moved to Hobbs, New Mexico and later Odessa, Texas where Kirk was born. Eventually Patsy and the kids moved back to Weatherford, Oklahoma. Patsy attended Northwestern Oklahoma College to finish her education. She became a teacher in Lawton, Oklahoma. She and Wes divorced.