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Irene Patty

June 28, 1945 — April 15, 2024

Portland

Irene Patty

On June 28, 1945, Renie was born to Edward and Jane Meeting in Yorktown, Texas. She completed her education there. Then a young man named Max Patty came along. On June 24, they would be celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary! 


Renie had six sisters. Three preceded her in death: Idell Weischwill, Joyce Dobson, and Linda Rickman. The three surviving sisters are Ruth Moeller, Barbara Atwood, and Carol Love.

Max and Renie Patty were blessed with three children, Aaron (Kimberly) Patty, Shawn (Chris) Wright, and Marcy Patty. And the two grandchildren are not forgotten: Dustin Koonce and Sydney Patty. 

 You will enjoy the following words from Max Patty.   

“It was the spring of 1962 and a beautiful morning. I was working in the Yorktown area and stopped to have lunch at the York Cafe. I saw the most beautiful sixteen-year-old there. She was so full of life and happy. I knew at that very moment she was going to become my soulmate for life. We were married on June 24, 1963, and moved to Alice, Texas. Love is such a strong emotion and flooded our hearts. We became “one flesh” and our love will last forever. From that moment on, God had a plan for Renie and me. Our hopes and dreams were the same.


We moved to Corpus Christi in 1964 and made Windsor Park Church of Christ our home. Renie was baptized in 1966 and quickly became engaged in teaching young people. This was her calling in the Lord’s work. She spent her life teaching youth, working at Camp Bandina 43 years and with LTC for 28 years. She has served as coordinator for Ladies’ Class, taught Bible classes, and in the jail ministry. God gave her many talents and she used them all to glorify Him.


 Renie wanted to spend her life as a homemaker. She was not interested in pursuing a profession. The first half of her life was spent caring for our family. After our children left and moved on with their lives, Renie had a passion for the art world. She spent many hours developing her artistic talent. She studied under some of the best teachers in the art world, especially Dalhart Windberg. Renie had a love for nature and studied God’s many creations. I would watch for hours as she took a canvas and brought it to life. She had a never-ending love of God and nature.


 God blessed our home and family. Renie loved God, life, friends and what made her happy—camping, sports, and almost anything outdoors. Her close relationship with God meant spending hours in prayer with her daily prayer list. In the last few days of her life, Renie spent time in prayer with family and friends. The Sunday before she passed, a large group of Christian friends gathered in our living room to sing songs and pray. It was a beautiful and moving moment for a wonderful person. As the group sang, Renie’s lips were moving with the words. I’m sure she heard every prayer. God is good. I will love her forever and look forward to seeing her again in heaven.”

 In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial gifts to Kings Crossing Prison Ministries or to the charity of your choice in Renie’s name.

 A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the Kings Crossing Church of Christ, 5901 Yorktown Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas  78414

 Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at WInsteads’ Funeral Home. (361) 643-6564 www.winsteadsfuneralhome.com 

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Kings Crossing Church of Christ

Corpus Christi, TX

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