Patti Hornbuckle, passed away Sunday,July 16th, 2017 of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Henderson, Nevada passed into Gods loving arms with her husband and daughter by her side.
The daughter of William Leroy and Mary Delana Howell, Patti was born in Ashland, Kentucky on November 27th, 1940. Her family later relocated to Houston, Texas where she graduated from the University of Houston in 1963 earning a degree in Home Economics. Patti was a long standing member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Order of the Eastern Star. While attending the university she met and later married the love of her life, Tom Hornbuckle. In 1967, Patti gave birth to their only child, Rochell. Patti is also survived by her sister, Mary Lee Zigler and her brother-in-law Gene, of Houston, Texas along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Patti was patient, kind, intelligent and generous. A loving wife, mother, and friend to all, she will be most remembered for her loyalty to family and her incredible grace, beauty and sense of fashion. She loved and was committed to her five basset hounds and enjoyed frequent trips to Hawaii, especially the island of Maui, where she could be ready to go with a moment’s notice. Special thanks to the caring staff at Kindred Hospital – Las Vegas St. Rose de Lima for the compassion, respect and dignity shown during the last weeks of her life.
Services will be held, Saturday, July 29th at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Ruidoso, to be followed by burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Afterwards, a luncheon at the Church will be provided by the Order of the Eastern Star. A celebration of her life will also be held in Henderson, Nevada at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Patti’s honor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
Beta Sigma Phi (OLB chapter) has lost a dear sister. May Patti Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. May light perpetual shine upon her. She will be missed by all her sisters. Condolences to the family.
Sandy BellBlairsville, GA
I am so sorry to hear of Pattis passing. What a sweet loving person she was. Only wish I could have lived closer to her. I love you Patti but I will see you someday and we can just talk and talk.
Loretta LitzenbergerAshland, KY
What a sweet spirit your Mom was, she was so kind to my son while serving in Iraq. Patti will be missed by many.
Mary Beth YeagerAlamogordo, NM
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I recall meeting Patti at one of our conventions and we had planned to get together in New Mexico sometime. She is one of many wonderful women I met while in BSP. My prayers are with her family and friends. Pat
Patricia BookMesa, AZ
I belong to Online Beta (Beta Sigma Phi), and I want to let you know that we are all so sorry about Patti's passing. She was a truly giving and caring woman. My heartfelt condolences.
Marta ChristieLawrence, KS
We, her family and friends, were so lucky to have had her among us for awhile, before she attained passage to a higher more embracing place. I hope they are ready for her presence and overwhelming gift of love.
We will miss her, but knowing she isn't tethered Earthly things and she can soar now.
Karen AndersonCartersville, GA
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
Janette Blesing. OLB-Beta Sigma PhiFt. Myers, FL
I will miss the our OLD sister. I know she is in Heaven, and is free of her aflections.
Loretta CrafordLorettaISalem, OR
Tom, I am so sorry for your lose. I still remember the day wwe spent together in Albuquerque. I did not want it to end. I loved riding in the back seat of the van. My thought and prayers are with you and your daughter. You have lost a beautiful and special woman.
Mary BarbachanoRonan, MT
So sorry to hear about the loss of Patti. Her Beta Sigma Phi sisters in Online Beta think of her often with love. We extend that love to her family
Sue HammillSalem, OR
I was a Beta Sigma Phi sister to Patti as we were both in Online Beta at one time. I'm really very sorry for your lose she was always a very sweet lady. I'm sure she will be missed by many who knew her.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Dear Patti's family, Patti has been my Sorority Sister since 2003. I am sad to hear of her passing, she was the epitome of grace and the source of many great service ideas. I am thy Sister Patti.
Thank you, Tom for writing us. We are sorry for your loss. She'll be missed in Beta Sigma Phi.
Karen IngRICHARDSON, TX
Tom, Chuck and I are so very sad to learn of Patti's death. It is ironic that she has been on my mind the last couple of weeks since we are planning a trip to New Mexico in Sept and had plans for me to come see her. Our hearts go out to you and your daughter. And we remember fondly the fun lunch that we had with ya'll in Tallahassee in years past. May God's strength be with you.
Julia and Chuck Gibson
Julia and Chuck GibsonRound Rock, TX
Thank you so very much for letting me know about her passing from this life on earth to eternal life with Jesus.
She is a beautiful and gracious woman.
I am so sorry for your loss Rochell. Losing a mom is so hard. I'm thinking of you and praying for your comfort from our great Comforter, Jesus.
Cindy PaxtonRuidoso, NM