Pattie Stearman, 89, passed away unexpectedly April 24, 2021. She presently was living at Legacy Living Center. Prior to that, she was living with her daughter, Kathy Stearman, Gillette, WY.
Pat was born to Virgie and Charlie Hoppe on September 27, 1931, in Hobbs, New Mexico and moved to Humphreys, OK at the age of 11. She graduated from Altus High School, Altus, OK, in 1950 and continued her education at Ft. Worth, TX Business School.
Pat met the love of her life, Al (Alvin) Stearman, while attending Humphreys Middle School. They were married on December 22, 1950 at First Baptist Church in Altus, OK and were married for 58 years.
Pat met her savior at the age of 10 and was baptized together with her daddy at the First Baptist Church in Eunice, New Mexico. Pat and Al joined Antelope Valley Baptist Church when they first moved back to Gillette. They were very active in the church until Pat was unable to attend.
Pat and her sister, Pauline, loved to sing hymns together. Pat sang alto and Pauline sang soprano. Sometimes they would even include the whole family to join in singing around the piano.
Pat’s Christian life was as beautiful as the flowers she loved to paint. The Iris and Lilies were her favorites. She was also an avid reader, and you could find her sitting in her chair with a book and her sweet dog in her lap.
Pat’s life will forever be cherished by her daughter, Kathy Stearman, Gillette, WY; granddaughter, Sarah Renner (Nate) and children, Axton and Kennedy; grandson, Jesse Dennis and son, Christian; and by her sisters, Pauline (Polly) Morgan, Oklahoma City, OK and Rieta Selberg, Germantown, TN. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews: Jenny Jensen (John), Lipan, TX; Steve Morgan (Annette) Spring, TX; Kim Wilmes (Jeff), Altus, OK; Barbara Brown (Tripp) Chattanooga, TN, John M. Selberg (Tina) Germantown, TN; Jim Selberg (Melinda), Germantown, TN; David Selberg (Robin), Germantown, TN and their families.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Stearman; her daughters, Rieta Stearman Dennis and Sharon Stearman; son, Chuck Stearman; son-in-law, Mike Dennis; sister, Ruth Kizziar; brothers-in-law, Ralph Morgan, Don Kizziar and John R. Selberg.
The family requests that memorials be made in Pattie’s name to Campbell County Library.
A graveside service will be held Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11:00 am. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.
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