Patsy Ruth (Price) Natho passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 due to dementia-related illness.
Patsy was born September 13, 1934 in Texola, Oklahoma, and was raised in Borger, Texas. There she met Carl Natho, who would become her husband of 53 years. They later moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where they lived for decades and raised their two children, David and Amy. Carl and Patsy retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in 1997. In the last years of life, Patsy found joy in her dear companion Bob Rogers.
Patsy had many jobs in her lifetime, including stay-at-home Mom, legal assistant with Phillips Petroleum Company, antiques appraiser, and running Two Friends Estate Sales with a partner in the Village. She volunteered countless hours of her time to support church activities and community organizations. She was a member of PEO sorority and the Kiwanis Club.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Olvin and LaNell Price, her brother Joe Price, and her husband Carl Natho. She is survived by son David Natho (Karen Hallett), daughter Amy Natho (Mike Porter), and numerous “honorary grandchildren.”
We will remember her as feisty, outspoken, funny, strong-willed and fiercely independent, with a flair for the dramatic…but also as a loving and committed wife and mother with a tender heart, generous spirit, and a passion for helping others. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends, but we are glad that she is once again whole, at peace, and reunited with loved ones who have gone before.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the staff of Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation and Dierksen Hospice for the loving care they provided to Patsy in her last weeks of life. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
We will celebrate Patsy’s life at a memorial service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hot Springs Village on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Patsy’s name to Cedar Mountain Boys & Girls Club (http://www.scbgclub.com/cedar-mountain-club); Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League (http://www.hsvawl.org/); the Holy Trinity Shoe Fund (send a check to Holy Trinity, 199 Barcelona Rd, Hot Springs Village AR, 71909 and designate Shoe Fund in the memo line); or the Community Hospices of America Foundation (http://www.chafoundation.net/contribute-online).
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Patsy was one of the first persons I met in the Village and we discovered mutual friends and a history of Borger Methodist Church which we had both attended in the 40's and 50's. I've missed her so much the past few years after she moved to another church, but when I would see her I always got a big hug and smile. I'm blessed to have known her.
Patsy was a classmate at Borger Junior High and Borger High School from 1949-1953, and a wonderful friend over many years after that. She and her husband Carl were bridge players when we were both living in Bartlesville in the 1960s, and we had a lot of fun in a new duplicate club that was started back then. We stayed in touch for many years after that while my wife Millicent and I were touring the world on assignments for Phillips from 1969 to 1992, and on through their moving to Hot Springs and his passing.
It was a wonderful friendship that was cherished for most of our adult lives. May God bless her and her family, I know she would now be so happy to be back with Carl.