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Patty was born on November 17, 1947 in Ettlingen, Germany to Herman Gilbert Easley and Gertrud Schörder. She was a proud, loving and caring person who was loved by all. Patty came to the USA on the USS Private Johnson with her parents and then moved to Oklahoma. In 1970 her adventures began. She traveled with her children to 48 states, educating herself along the way and developing her skills as an artist and writer. Her favorite states were Alaska and Montana and she cherished her time in Canada as well. Being blessed with the gift of gab, she could entertain family and friends for hours with her stories, always leaving them with tears of laughter. Her mother taught her the love of music where she especially enjoyed German and classical. She also enjoyed reading and watching documentaries, and was an avid collector of Native American culture, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grand-children, family and friends. She was a loving mother, sister, grand-mother and friend.

If you were one of the lucky people to have known Patty, and ever went through a challenging time, you would hear her say this, "Never ever stop fighting for what you want. You are smart, brave and strong. You can do whatever you set your mind to and don't let anyone rob you of your happiness."

She was proceeded in death by her parents, and is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Angela and Casey Palmer, Stephanie and Jeff Johanson, Gwendolyn Hart, and Tina and Roy Woodruff. One Adopted Daughter and her husband, Jennifer and William Edwards. Eighteen Grand-Children, Johnny, Jacob, Christine, Kaitlyn, Britney, Tyler, Molly, Connor, Patrick, Jacky, Joseph, Afton, Autumn, Richie, Hayden, Dixie and Katarina and Stientje who are both from Germany. Five Great-Grand-Children, Aiden, Luis, Connor, Blake, and Gabriel. Three Sisters and their Husbands, Becky and David Camp, Sonja and Ron Poteet, Darlene and James Poteet. Two Brothers and their wives, Pete and Kathy Easley, and Paul and Sherrie Easley. As well as many nieces and nephews and family and friends.

She taught us to use our imagination. With music and stories she would take us around the world... we became fairies in our secret gardenand Princesses in the palace of the czar of Russia. Thank you Mom, for all the little things you did that mostly went unnoticed. Thank you for all the words of encouragement. Thank you for trying your hardest even when the world was against you. Thank you for letting us be "Patty and her girls."
Published on October 13, 2017
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