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Pat (Friesenhahn) Brown

October 22, 1945 — June 26, 2021

Waco, Texas

Pat Brown, 75, of Waco passed away on June 26, 2021 surrounded by her family after a three year battle with breast cancer. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 6th from 6pm to 8pm at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on July 7th at 11am at St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Pat was born October 22, 1945 to Henry and Margaret Friesenhahn. She completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Dallas in 1967. At that time she began her secondary education career, teaching Spanish and French. Prior to her retirement she spent the last thirteen years teaching at Bishop Louis Reicher High School.

On June 24, 1972 she married her husband, Jim, and they were blessed with four children. Pat's love and commitment to her family was so deeply felt and appreciated throughout her life. Perhaps her greatest satisfaction was seeing that same level of love and commitment demonstrated by her children to their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Margaret Friesenhahn and sister, Mary Steger.

Survivors include her husband, Jim, daughter Stephanie and husband Matt of Woodway, son Chris and wife Andrea of Austin, son Jeff and wife Jennifer of Dallas, and son David and wife Lindsey of Beaumont; brothers and sisters, Henry J Friesenhahn Jr. and wife Tina, Sister Margaret Mary Friesenhahn, SSND, James Friesenhahn and wife Linda, Jeanette Richard and husband Cookie.

She is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren, Alice, Stella and Scarlet of Woodway, Maddox, Sabine and Mason of Austin, Ellie, Nolan and Ryder of Dallas, and Lane, Jackson, Emma and Cameron of Beaumont.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the care provided by the staff of St. Catherine's Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caritas of Waco.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Grace Gardens Funeral Home

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Jerome Catholic Church (Chapel Road, Waco, Texas)

9820 Chapel Road, Woodway, TX 76712

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