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Patricia "Nana" White

July 15, 1930 — December 26, 2023

Cibolo, Texas

Patricia “Nana” White 7/15/1930 - 12/26/2023

In the early morning of December 26, 2023, Patricia Ann (Watts) White passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior while sleeping peacefully at home in Cibolo, TX. She was 93 years old.

Patricia was born to Scott and Ruth Watts on July 15, 1930, in Salem, Henry County, Iowa. She was the third of four daughters. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1948 and married her high school sweetheart, Oren, on November 14 of that same year. They added their first precious daughter to the family in 1950 (Pam) and their second (Debbie) in 1953.

So that she could help provide for her family, Pat worked extremely hard at all kinds of jobs. Beginning in high school, to putting Oren through school, and even into her retirement years.

In 1961, in search of better opportunities (and warmer weather), Pat and Oren moved their family to California and settled in Santa Barbara. While working other jobs, they started a machine shop out of their garage, best known as Acra Enterprises, Inc. They ran the company for 31 years, finally retiring in 1999.

Pat and Oren enjoyed traveling all over the Midwest and Western United States in their Airstream trailer, shopping for antiques, visiting family, and enjoying nature. They even had a little vacation home in Arizona where they went to be with extended family.
They especially liked traveling throughout California to see family, visit San Diego and make frequent trips to “The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland)”!

Whether you knew her as Patty, Pat, Nana, or Sweetie Pie, her infectious laugh and generous heart were always there! She was very involved in her local church where she served in children’s ministries, participated in Bible studies, and supported student camps and missionary trips - whether across town or across the world! She loved to cheer on and support her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sports, plays, and church performances. She was very generous to those in need and never wanted anyone, especially children, to go without.

Some will remember her for making fried chicken and potato salad, baking cookies, watching kids, knitting a special blanket or taking care of her numerous pets (including our dog Murray, who is missing her a lot). However, we will all remember her signature red nails and toes and don’t forget the red lipstick!

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Oren White, her parents, Scott and Ruth Watts and 2 sisters, Virgina Westfall and Mim Hatch.

Pat is survived by her sister, Betty Johnson, her 2 daughters, Pam Kane and Debbie Quigley, her 5 grandchildren, Tricia (Roger) Davids, Aaron (Tara) Jones, Ashleigh Quigley, Todd Quigley, Adam (Janai) Kane and her 9 great-grandchildren Katie Davids, Taylor and Noah Jones, Paisley Quigley, Paul, John, Micah, Grace and Hope Kane.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends who have become family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Northeast Bible Church Short Term Missions fund (LINK).
Pat/Nana was particularly fond of her grandkids and great-grandkids and their involvement in ministry to children. This coming summer several of them are
participating in a short-term mission trip to Baja, Mexico to build a home and work with impoverished children.

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