Patricia Ann Holmes

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Patricia Ann (Patterson) Holmes was born on June 28, 1942 in Compton, Calif., the daughter of Ivan and Pauline Patterson. She passed unexpectedly on October 11, 2018 at the age of 76. Patricia was raised in Andrews, Texas, where she graduated high school in 1959. She continued her education at Central State University (UCO), where she earned her B.S. in Education in 1972, certification in Vocational Home Economics in 1974 from Oklahoma State University, her first Master’s degree in Education from UCO in 1978, and at the age of 53, a second Master’s degree in Nutrition/ Food Management from UCO in 1995.

Patricia’s working years were dedicated to teaching high school Vocational Home Economics at Dover High School in Dover, Okla., and as an adjunct professor at UCO, Rose State College and Oklahoma City Community College. She also served as Nutrition Vocational Technical supervisor for southwest Oklahoma and lastly as a Registered Dietician Consultant.

She was a devoted wife, sister, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She was a member and regular attendee at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. She craved continuous learning and enjoyed carrying her newfound knowledge into her daily life through activities such as gardening and quilting; she was a Master Gardener and quilted blankets for Crossings Community Church outreach ministry.

Patricia married David Yadon following high school graduation and the couple moved to Oklahoma to start their family and careers. David preceded her in death in 1974. She married again in 1986 to Philip Holmes of Edmond, Okla., where they resided until her passing. Patricia was also preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Rebecca Jane Rising. Patricia is survived by her husband, Philip Holmes of Edmond, Okla., her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Linda Patterson of Andrews, Texas, her sisters, Elaine Patterson and Madeleine Baker both of Galveston, Texas, her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Rising of Guthrie, Okla., her son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Kelli Yadon of Guthrie, Okla., grandchildren Bradley Rising of Edmond, Okla., Joshua Rising of Guthrie, Okla., Aurica Rising of Weatherford, Okla. and Jackson Yadon of Guthrie, Okla. Additional survivors include numerous nieces and nephews throughout west Texas.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 South Kelly, Edmond, Oklahoma from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will also be conducted at Matthews Funeral Home on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

11 thoughts on “Patricia Ann Holmes”

  1. Craig, Kelli and Jackson, so sorry to read about the death of your Mom, Mother-in-law and Grandma. My prayers are for peace in the many reminders of joy you have for her. Judy

  2. Phyllis Holmes

    Patricia (Pat) Holmes is my sister-in-law and the sweetest person in the world.
    I am so sorry to the families whom she loved so very much.

  3. Sharon Holmes Laden

    Pat was my sister-in-law and friend! She was instrumental in my obtaining my RN at age 42, she was there to cheer me on at my pinning and graduation! We flew and attended many OU football games and tailgating parties during Barry Switzer’s day coaching! I flew with her to Elaine’s and enjoyed the beach and a makeover day! She made a huge impact on my life, I was blessed! Praying for peace and comfort and strength for her family!

  4. Craig and family- sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweetheart. I know she will be missed. Thinking of you.

  5. Mary Hunnicutt

    Kelly , Craig, and Jackson
    I am thinking of you at this time. I know you are sad and your hearts are broken but your mom has broken through to a new life and is at peace.
    My prayers are with you,
    Mary Hunnicutt

  6. Rhonda Foster Ellington

    So very sorry for your loss. Mrs.Yadon, as I knew her in high school, will forever be one of my favorite teachers. After all these years, I can still truthfully say that I think of her often. Anytime I’m in the kitchen, do something as simple as sew a button, or think about any kind of planning for a household activity, I think of her.

  7. John and Katy Waswo


    John and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and love goes to you and your family. We pray for your comfort during this time.

  8. May God hold you in His Almighty Arms so you may be comforted until He eliminates all sources of pain (Revelation 21:3-5).  All His promises will come true (Isaiah 55:10-11; Titus 1:2).  The free website, JW.ORG, has been most helpful to me over the years for more verses on comfort and hope. It is my sincere wish that you will find it useful as well.  May God grant His peace to all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).  My heartfelt condolences. Psalm 37:11, 29.

  9. Bobby and Gail Williams

    Craig and Debbie, we are sad to hear of your loss. May God keep you strong!

  10. Kathy Reames Sever

    Deepest sympathies to the family. Mrs. Holmes (Yadon), was a wonderful teacher and friend during our years at Dover, and a positive influence in my life.

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