Patricia “Patty” Diane Rather Goolsby, 61, of Dickinson, TX passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in her home. She was born August 18, 1955 to Joseph Rather and Vivian Gallagher Rather in Chicago, IL.
She worked for the Pearland Police Department for 20 years, first as a dispatcher and then as supervisor of records. Patty was a person who enjoyed life to the fullest and would light up the room with her smile. She treasured her family and friends. Some of her favorite things in life were going to the casinos with her husband Don, working in her yard, shopping with her daughter and granddaughter, and surfing with her grandson, the annual beach trips with her girlfriends, and taking care of her two beloved dachshunds Bubba and Minnie along with one spoiled grand puppy Maggie.
She shares her heavenly life with her parents and brothers, Eddie and Ronnie.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Don Goolsby; daughter Kimberly Williams and husband Mike of Friendswood, TX; 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Gracie; her aunts, Sally Gallagher and Helen Gray; along with many loving cousins and cherished friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
Family and friends are cordially invited after the service for a celebration of Patty’s life at 2839 Martina Dr., Friendswood, TX.
Condolences may be sent to the Goolsby family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.