Patricia Evelyn Gould, 89, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 8, 2018, surrounded by family after a long struggle with heart issues.
Patricia Evelyn Wenger was born March 17, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Edward and Claire Wenger.
Patricia attended Scott High School in Toledo and married her high school sweetheart, Robert P. Gould, in 1951. She spent the next 58 years with him until his passing in 2009. The wife of a career military officer, she raised six children, sometimes on her own when her husband was away on temporary duty for months at a time. During her husband’s 18-month deployment in Vietnam, her mother Mini Claire Wenger moved in to help with care of the children.
Upon her husband’s retirement they moved to the Warrenton area, built a home near Hume and spent the next 15 years enjoying visits from family and friends.
Patricia and her husband moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007 to be closer to their daughters and more specialized medical care. Her husband passed away in 2009. Patricia remained in Tulsa until moving in with her daughter, Susan Nossaman, in nearby Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in 2015.
Patricia dedicated her entire life to her husband, family, friends and church. She leaves behind a legacy of love and caring. Through difficult as well as happy times, she provided guidance, reassurance and an inexhaustible love. No greater example of love and support will be easily found.
“Pat was an angel on earth and now is one in heaven! She leaves a huge gap in our lives that can only be built around… rather than filled,” says longtime friend Shirley Kokesh.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Gould; her parents Edward and Mini Claire Wenger, and her brother Howard Frank Wenger.
She is survived by her six children, Robert E. Gould of Marshall, Scott P. Gould of Hume, Christopher H. Gould of Columbus, Ohio, Patrick W. Gould of Urbana, Megan G. Ulrich of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Susan P. Nossaman also of Broken Arrow, and their families, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. “We are forever better for having had this remarkable woman in our lives.”
A private graveside service will be held next spring at Leeds cemetery in Hume.
Memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice
, 8551 N. 125th East Ave., Suite 250, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055.