Patricia Marie Spence

Patricia Marie Spence, 64, of Kingston, Okla., passed away July 2, 2017, surrounded by her family. Patricia was born to Jim and Mary Fogle on March 24, 1953, in Cheyenne, Wyo. She lived in Wyoming until she was six years old, then moved to the Tishomingo, Okla., area where she graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1971. She attended Murray State College and East Central University. On Sept. 16, 1978, she married William (Bill) Spence. They would have been married 39 years in September. Patricia was very involved in rodeos growing up, and always had a special love for her horse, Ginger. Later on she was interested in raising sheep and goats for the Marshall County 4-H and the Madill FFA, where she was a big supporter of youth of all ages. She supported livestock shows, speech contests, anything that involved young people. She enjoyed walking around with all the livestock, going to shows, and worrying about her son, Chris. She was known for her “sweet disposition and kind spirit.” Even in the hospital these last few days the nurses commented, “she is the sweetest patient we believe we have ever taken care of.” She was constantly saying how “sorry, she was to be a bother and that she was okay.” She is survived by her husband: Bill Spence, of Kingston, Okla.; son: Christopher, of Ames, Iowa; brother: Todd Dixon and wife, Amy, of Monroe, La.; James Fogle, of Wynona, Texas; aunt: Billie Jo Spence, of Tishomingo, Okla.; uncle: Dick and wife, Sandy Burrows, of South Padre Island, Texas; and many other friends and family members. She was preceded in death by her mother: Mary Dixon; stepfather: Fred Dixon; father: James Fogle; grandmother: Nora Burrows; grandfather: Alfred Burrows; aunt: Joyce Luker; and uncle: Bill Luker. Visitation was Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla., from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Services were Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Okla. Art Brown officiated the service. Music was arranged by Patty Spence Wilhite. Casket bearers were: Levi Shelby, Larry (Red) Stafford, Robbie Kendrick, Bill Jones, Dustin Combs, and Ronald Combs. Honorary bearers were: Braum’s Staff, Ronnie Hartin, Donnie Hartin, Bill Buck, and Ed Benton. Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com

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