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Patricia Crawford Peale
Patricia Crawford Peale, age 79, passed away peacefully Thursday morning August 31, 2017 at her apartment in Dallas after a long illness. Pat's life will be celebrated during a service held at 10:00AM Monday, September 4 at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, TX officiated by John Fleming and Ellen True (niece).
Pat was born in Miami, FL on September 14, 1937 and was raised in Coral Gables. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Mundy I Peale, Jr. whom she married on December 23, 1957.
Pat graduated from Coral Gables High School and started college at the University of Miami where she was a cheerleader and a member of Tri Delta Sorority.
She finished her degree in Dietetics from Simmons College and worked as Head Dietician at Harvard Business School and a nearby hospital. Pat & Mundy moved extensively including Michigan, Brazil, Iowa and finally settling in Texas while raising three absolutely amazing kids.
Pat had a love for travel, especially her around the world trips. She always enjoyed volunteering and was active in her local churches and schools wherever they lived, and particularly enjoyed her involvement in the Tri Delta Charity Antique Show. Her love for the Republican Party began in the 80's. Over the years she was proud to have chaired a luncheon for Barbara Bush, chosen to be a delegate to multiple national conventions, counted chads, worked on multiple strike forces across the country, and helped elect many Texas Republicans including Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and President George W Bush. Patricia's accomplishments and awards were many. While governor, George Bush appointed her to the TX State Banking Board and the Red River Boundary Commission. Pat Peale's love for politics will live on forever.
Pat was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother known affectionately to her family as Tricia, Princess Pat and Gammy. Her zeal for life and love of family combined with her patriotic spirit made her an unforgettable soul inspiring people to take an active part in our country.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Wynelle Crawford and her husband Mundy I Peale, Jr. Pat is survived by her children Mundy I Peale, III and wife Eva, Lalon "Clipper" Peale and wife Pam, Danielle Peale Rook and husband Brent; grandchildren Mundy I Peale IV, Second Class Petty Officer Jon Peale, Hannah Rook, Hunter Rook, Hayden Rook, Holden Rook, and Julia Jane Peale; brother George Crawford, Jr and sister Gina Craig; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Donations can be made to Hospice Plus (www.hospiceplus.net) or First United Methodist Church of Gainesville TX (http://www.firstumcgainesvilletx.com).
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on September 1, 2017
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