Patricia Sue Gaussoin, 68, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home with those closest to her by her side.
Memorial services will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, July 31, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with William Grant officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Patricia was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 4, 1952, to Marlow Atchley and his wife Velma Francis Springer. In her first three years of high school, she and her twin sister lived on the Navajo reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. After graduating in Mancos, Colorado with the class of 1970, she returned to her childhood home of Clovis, New Mexico where she remained until the passing of her mother in 1985. Patricia then joined her twin sister in the Houston area for several years and in 1993 moved to Amarillo, Texas where she was never far from her girls.
Patricia worked mainly in management positions within the restaurant and retail industry. In 2008, she received her CDL and drove a bus for the Swift company in Amarillo which she enjoyed very much.
Patricia loved to read, she always fared well in a few games of bingo, and she enjoyed spending evenings working in her yard. A visit to the park to sit and watch the geese visit with her family and friends could brighten any day. In recent years, she was reunited with family through social media, interacting with them became her favorite pastime.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marlow Atchley; “Mama”, Velma Springer; a sister, Francis Scholl; and both of her brothers, James and Roy Shoemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Zeutzius and wife Misty; her two grandchildren, Felicitie and Davion; her daughter, Heather Needham, all of Amarillo, TX; her twin sister, Latricia Moore of Pampa, TX; sister, Peggy Guyer, of Michigan; former son-in-law and beloved friend, Donny Mobbs, of Amarillo, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family asks that family and friends join them after the service at Patricia’s home, to eat and to celebrate her life.