Patricia Jean “Pat” Murehead, 80, of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5th at The Evergreen Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pat, the daughter of Jack & Madell Dearborn, was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Brawley, CA.
She married Haskell Wayne Murehead on Feb. 14, 1975, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2010.
She worked at Greyhound Food Management 23 years and owned and operated Little Partners Day Care for seven years.
Pat belonged to Beta Sigma Phi and held various offices, was girl of the years twice, and Valentine’s Queen. She was a charter member of the Does Lodge. Her hobbies included showing horses, crafts, sewing for her family, oil painting and decorating for special occasions. The most important thing in Pat’s life was her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell, her parents, Jack & Dell Dearborn, the father of her children, Duane Everett Wilkinson, a son, Bart “Speedy” Wilkinson, a sister, Shirley Ann Barnett, three nephews, John Barnett, Jason Edward Dearborn, and Jak “Tiger” Dearborn, and one niece, Hope Barnett.
Survivors include two daughters, Penny Wilkinson of Paris and Tori Little & husband Tim of Powderly, two step-daughters, Robbin Escamilla & husband Julian of Houston and Angela Murehead of Temple, a brother, Jack Dearborn & wife Anne of Waxahachie, 4 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or to Baby Gunn’s Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 205, Hugo, OK 74743.
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