August 30, 1932 - December 17, 2009
January, Patricia Ruth Rushing 77, died on December 17, 2009. Pat was a fiercely independent woman who was loved for her quick wit and strong spirit. She was born in Desdemona, Texas on August 30, 1932 to Joel Herman and Orita Whitfield Rushing. She graduated from Eastland High School in 1949 and the University of North Texas in 1953 where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.She married her college sweetheart, Donald R. January, in 1953 and they settled in Far North Dallas. Patricia was a Sunday school teacher and active member of Spring Valley U. Methodist Church, Northwood Hills Book Club and Mes Amies. She loved to oil paint, create crafts for the UMW bazaar, take her granddaughters shopping and watch her grandsons play sports. She had a generous spirit and always found a way to lend a hand if a friend or family member needed help. Traveling with her husband satisfied her adventurous nature as they lived out of a suitcase for months at a time while he competed on the PGA Tour. They visited Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy in addition to innumerable cities and states in the U.S. She will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family: husband Don January of Dallas. Son Tim January, his wife Lori and grandsons Sean & Cody of Cave Creek, AZ. Daughter Cherie DePuy, her husband Doopey and grandchildren Andy & Samantha Stowe of Richardson. Son Richard January, his wife Celeste and granddaughters Alexandra & Meagan of Lewisville. Step-grandchildren Danny & Becky Stowe, Mike & Shell DePuy, Laura DePuy & Steven DePuy. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Dolores Miller and Dorthea Smith. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Spring Valley U. Methodist Church, 7700 Spring Valley Road in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Women at Spring Valley U. Methodist Church.
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