OBITUARY COLUMN

Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road
Richardson, Texas 75082
(972) 238-8103

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:22 PM

Patsy Lockett Davis Blankinship (1934 - 2022)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:22 PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:22 PM

Patsy passed on to heaven April 25, 2022 after a 9-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her survivors are her devoted husband of 68 years, Dennis; her daughter Deborah Lott and husband Jay; her grandchildren, Haley Poss and husband Kyle, Jake Springer, Laynie Ogilvie, her husband Daniel, and Gracie Lott; her great grandchildren, Charlotte, Annie and Noah Poss, Witt and Austin Ogilvie; nieces, Amanda Ashford, Sue Parker and Toni Ferrel; nephew John Ashford and wife Cathy, and numerous grand nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and Charles Davis; her sisters Betty and Mary Lou; her nephew Mike; and her daughter Cyndi Blankinship Springer.

Patsy grew up in Texarkana and Conroe Texas. She had a full, rich and wonderful childhood. She had a passion for nature, swimming, books, art, and music. During high school she was in the concert and marching bands playing both the french horn and the drums. She remained close friends with many of her childhood, high school, and band member friends for her entire life. She joined the swim team where she became a competitive diver. She even enjoyed one year as a local beauty queen.

Patsy entered the University of North Texas where she joined the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She left college early so she could marry Dennis when he graduated and before he had to serve in the Air Force. They later moved to Richardson where they raised their daughters and spent most of their lives.

Patsy was a devoted wife and mother. She brought the classics to life for Cyndi and Debbie.  She instilled her love of nature, swimming, poetry, writing, books, music, art, and her creative spirit and motherly magic into her girls' hearts and minds. She was a Girl Scout troop leader, member of the DAR, ZTA alumnus, Patio Artists, Richardson Junior League, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, and numerous book clubs. She became an accomplished watercolor artist and teacher. Some of her paintings still hang on the walls of some of the finest homes in the area.

Patsy later served on the Board of Directors for Keyston Oil and Gas. She spent many years helping to manage the company's oil, gas, and landholding interest.  Patsy loved to travel. She traveled to Europe several times and other interesting parts of the world.  Patsy went back to school in the early 80's and earned her BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Patsy had a gift of making every everyone she knew feel special.  She was like another mother to many of Cyndi and Debbie's friends.  Whether it was just bandaging and kissing boo boos, or brainstorming for classroom projects, Patsy was always open, available and enthusiastic.  Her faith in God, her "can do" spirit, sweet smile and joyous laughter will be forever burned into the hearts of all who loved her.  We rejoice now in her life well lived. She was a devout Christian And is now happily kneeling at the feet of Jesus.

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