Patsy Jean Davenport Rosen

Patsy Davenport Rosen
Patsy Davenport Rosen

Patsy Jean Davenport Rosen, 89, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Hillside Christian Church with Greg Corona officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Patsy was born October 23, 1934, in Memphis, TX to Bascomb Ewin (B.E.) Davenport and Ima Lou (Reese) Davenport.

On May 26, 1956, she graduated from Texas Tech University where she was a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Patsy was a passionate educator, dedicating her entire career to the math profession and to her students, often teaching multiple generations.  She began as a math teacher in 1972, and retired in 2003. Pat also tutored her students in her spare time.  She taught at Lubbock High School, and multiple Amarillo Independent School District campuses including Travis Junior High School, Crockett Junior High School, and taught algebra and geometry at Tascosa High School (18 years).  From 1982 until 1987, Patsy also worked for 3M Audio Visuals.

Patsy was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was also an avid gambler and loved the slots. Patsy was a beacon of light and loyal friend to many and will truly be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Michael Rosen; two sisters, Anna Katherine Gatlin and Bobbie Pate.

Survivors include her children, Victor Ewin Rosen and wife Heavenly, Mark Douglas Rosen and wife Connie, and Mika Jean Clay; grandchildren, Jess Rosen, Kevin and Lindsey Brandsma, Casey and Christy Clay, Cody Clay, Kayla Rosen, and Colby Rosen; two great-grandchildren, Blake Brandsma, and Ace Brandsma; sister, Peggy Lane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

9 Replies to “Patsy Jean Davenport Rosen”

  1. Mrs Rosen was a special lady / teacher she had a heart for her students & had a special caring nature towards them . I’ll will always remember, She gave me a ribbon saying I was her daily “Sunshine” I wished I would have been apart of her life as an adult!

    The ripples of her caring spirit will flow forever!

    Michelle Lutes

  2. Mrs. Rosen was the teacher every student needed. She pushed you to do the hard work, wouldn’t take excuses and celebrated when you finally caught on. She was the first teacher to tell me I was smart. She was tough but gentle. You will be greatly missed! Thank you for making us do the hard work and not the “Mickey Mouse” work.

  3. I was lucky enough to meet Pat many years ago through the hockey community and we maintained that friendship for over 20+ years. Twice a year on my visits from Winnipeg we would go for lunch and shopping. We were always trying out new or different restaurants and checking out the latest deals in clothing, jewelry and home goods. Her family was the important thing to her and she was so proud of of them. It was always fun to share stories of kids and grandkids. I am so glad we got to visit a couple of times when I was in Amarillo in May. I will miss you my friend.

  4. Patsy was a class lady and outstanding dedicated teacher. Our family was proud to know her. She also had a great sense of humor and we always enjoyed our visits and hearing how she did on her latest Las Vegas trip. Our prayers and blessings to all her family….she will be missed. Wreck Em Patsy!

    Lots of Love,
    Donna and Mike Bruegel

  5. Thoughts and prayers! One of my most favorite teachers of all times. Go Rebs for life! Thinking of your family. You will be missed truly!

  6. Praying for your family in the passing of your mom. She will be missed. I pray that God will be your comfort and peace.

  7. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Rosen’s family, and may the peace that God gives bring you all comfort in this time of loss. Philippians 4:6, 7.

  8. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It sounded like she touched a great number of people in a positive way. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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