VisitationSchertz Funeral Home
Schertz, TX 78154
Patricia “Patti” Ann Tatro-Strout
Our beloved Wife, Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother and friend to many passed away on January 23, 2022. Patricia was born on December 14, 1940, in Claremont, NH. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School through high school and was a member of St. Mary's Drum & Bugle corps, precision marching corps, playing baritone bugle. This is also where she met her devoted husband, Richard Strout in 1955. It was instant chemistry, and they shared the love of dancing, music, & movies of the era. They married three years later at St Mary's Catholic Church on Nov 29th, 1958. And she became an active military wife. A few years later the military brought them to Randolph AFB, and they settled in Schertz, TX. Patti raised two children Colette Marie and William Patrick and devoted her life to them. She was very creative and loved to sew, paint and draw. She was also a Girl Scout leader. In the 1970s for about 8 years, she managed a San Antonio toy store, TOY BOX. gaining knowledge & courage to start her own business. Colonial Ceramics opened as a ceramics art studio of ceramic creations, with wholesome retail and teaching, here she could share her passion with her friends and students, creating beautiful works of art, receiving "Best of Show" awards at ceramic art shows. She also volunteered at the local schools to teach students ceramic art. She was active member at the church of the Good Shepherd. Visiting and administering Holy Communion to the sick was her delight. Patti was also a member of the group ministry, Pins and Needles. She spent many hours sewing beautiful quilts and mosaics for her family and friends, with love in every stitch. Patti was preceded in death by her son, William Patrick Strout, in 2005. She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Strout, sister, Joan Tatro Kincaid, brother, Mark Tatro, Daughter, Colette Elizondo (Nick), Grandchildren; Nicky Elizondo, Roxanne Elizondo, William P. Strout 2nd (Brittany), Richard C Strout 2nd (Sarah), Megan Diamond, Justin Strout, and Clayton Strout. Great grandchildren; Deion and Ariel Barideaux Addison Hope, and Blakely Grace Strout.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.” – Anonymous.