83R23606 LB-D
  By: Bohac H.R. No. 1868
         WHEREAS, A life made rich through meaningful service drew to
  a close with the passing of Vickie Lynn Willard Patterson of
  Gonzales on April 23, 2012, at the age of 60; and
         WHEREAS, The daughter of Eugene Powell Willard and Dorothy
  Neal Willard, Vickie Willard was born on September 6, 1951, in San
  Antonio; she graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School and
  earned a degree in education from Southwest Texas State University
  in San Marcos, where she was a member of the Chi Omega fraternity;
  moreover, she was on the college dance team, the Southwest Texas
  Strutters, and she continued to support the group throughout her
  life; and
         WHEREAS, She married James Wayne Patterson, and their years
  of devoted matrimony were further enriched by the addition of a
  daughter, Jayme, and a son, James; the couple raised their children
  in Houston and later moved to a ranch in Gonzales County; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Patterson taught for many years in San Antonio
  and Houston, and she was active in the community as a founding
  member of the Daughters of Liberty Republican Women in Houston,
  which she twice served as president; she also contributed her time
  and talents to the Harris County Republican Party and served on the
  Greater Houston Council Republican Women Board of Directors; she
  was a valued member of Second Baptist Church and School while in
  Houston and joined Memorial Heights Baptist Church on arriving in
  Gonzales; she subsequently became a leader there as a dedicated
  board member of the Memorial Heights Grace Christian Academy; and
         WHEREAS, In recognition of her outstanding civic
  contributions, Mrs. Patterson received the Volunteer of the Year
  Award for Senatorial District 7 from the Republican Party of Texas,
  and in 1994, she was included in Who's Who of the Republican Party;
         WHEREAS, While the life of Vickie Patterson ended far too
  soon, memories of her optimism, generosity, and wonderful sense of
  humor remain to comfort and inspire all those who were privileged to
  know her; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Vickie Lynn Willard
  Patterson and extend deepest sympathy to the members of her family:
  to her husband, James Wayne Patterson; to her daughter, Jayme
  Patterson Mason, and her husband, Richard; to her son, James
  Patrick Patterson, and his wife, Danielle; to her granddaughters,
  Taylor and Katherine Mason and Rachel and Reagan Patterson; to her
  parents, Eugene Powell Willard and Dorothy Neal Willard; to her
  brother, Eugene Neal Willard, and his wife, Cheryl; and to her other
  relatives and many friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Vickie