(September 29, 1941 – March 24, 2022)
Patricia Sue “Patti” “Pat” (Shillingburg) (Smith) Wall peacefully passed away March 24, 2022, at her lifelong home in Dublin, TX.
Patti was born on September 29th, 1941, in Dublin, TX, to her parents, the late Wilson Audrey Shillingburg and Dorothy “Dot” Belle (Alexander) Shillingburg. Predeceased is her husband, Mack Walter Wall, Jr.
She was married for 38 years to her husband, Mack Wall, on January 20th, 1983, who passed away May 2, 2021. Surviving Patti are her son, Derek Pritchard Smith and wife Ginny (Cooper) Smith of Dripping Springs, TX; granddaughter, Alexander Page “Pie” (Smith) Toon and husband Riley Toon of Sanger, TX; great-grandchildren Rowen and Birdie Toon; grandsons Hayden, Wilding, and Braven Smith of San Marcos, TX; son Michael ‘Parc’ Smith and wife Shauna (Randolph) Smith and grandsons Elijah and Ezra Smith of Austin, TX; sister Rebecca Lee (Shillingburg) Stephens of Stephenville; niece Misha Lieb Stephens of Sanger, TX; brother Michael Audrey “Mike” Shillingburg and wife Cissy (Criswell) Shillingburg of Stephenville. Also, surviving are her step-son Troy Wall and wife Julie, their children Zack and Constance Wall of Granbury, and her step-daughter, Courtney Wall of Ft Worth.
Patti was a longtime resident of the Dublin – Stephenville area. She was a cheerleader for Dublin High. After graduating from Dublin High School in 1959, she attended Tarleton State University. Then she married her first husband, Dr. George Pritchy Smith, also of Dublin. They lived together in Denton and San Angelo, where she had her firstborn son, Derek. They moved to Pennsylvania, where she had her second son, Parc. They also lived in Waco, before she moved back to Stephenville and Dublin, TX. Patti and Mack Wall were married in Stephenville in 1983.
Patti worked as a bookkeeper for the Dublin Ford House, Dr. Joe Robert Pate, Dublin and Stephenville Hospitals, Waco YMCA, and was co-owner of Thurman’s Kitchen and Wall Pagers and Cellular Communications.
After retiring, she and Mack enjoyed traveling the country in their motorhome, visiting historic sites, viewing wildlife, and making many friends along the way. She especially enjoyed time at the coast watching dolphins and spending summers in the mountains of Colorado, seeing chipmunks, hummingbirds, black bears, and bugling Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Patti was an avid reader, crafter, and green thumb, caring for a house full of plants that she kept alive through many moves and many years. She loved spending time with Mack, her family, friends, and dog Sahara sitting outside on her front porch. She enjoyed shopping, taking country drives, and trading used books. And she loved spending time with her sons and grandchildren.
She liked dressing in cute and comfortable clothes, often in the colors of blue, green, turquoise, and white. She maintained long, natural nails, painted immaculately, and always kept her weekly hair appointments in Stephenville. She enjoyed the freedom of driving herself wherever and whenever she wanted to go somewhere.
Patti loved crunching soft ice, drinking cold Dublin Dr. Pepper and Coke-a-Cola, and sipping hot coffee. She loved Marlboro Light 100 Golds and Hershey Chocolate Bars.
She was compassionate for those who were less fortunate and believed in kindness, justice, and fair treatment for all people. Although she was more apt to avoid confrontation, she had no tolerance for anyone crossing her husband or sons.
Patti was known for her beautiful blue eyes and pretty smile, friendly nature, infectious laugh, and sharp-witted, sly sense of humor. Her children and grandchildren knew, without question, that she loved them deeply and was always “in their corner.”.
Her family is grateful for the wonderful people of this community who became her tender friends and kind caregivers over the past few years.
She will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved her.
Following her personal wishes, there will be no funeral services, and she will be interred at the Dublin Live Oak Cemetery.