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Patsy Jonel Watson Wall

Patsy Jonel Watson Wall, 75, died Sept. 14, 2012.

She lived a life of unwavering faith in God and was always loving and kind. She was a wonderful example and inspiration. She had endured several years of health issues with her family by her side, and now she is free from the body that bound her to this earthly life.

She grew up in Oatmeal and attended the Oatmeal School through her 11th year. She graduated from Bertram High School and went on to graduate from Durham Business College.

In 1955, she met her future husband, Ira Lee Wall, at the Oatmeal Homecoming. He was just out of the service and could not get his mind off this beautiful, young woman.

One year later, on Aug. 18, 1956, they were married, and their union lasted 56 years.

They lived in Spicewood, and she worked for the Spicewood Post Office. They moved to Oatmeal in 1960 and worked in farming and ranching while the children were at home. They had two children and a grandson.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. After the children were grown, she opened a floral shop called The Flower Patch. She loved designing flower arrangements and making people happy.

A few years later, she returned to the postal service as a rural carrier and retired from that job after 14 years.

She was never too busy to help anyone, and, for many years, she helped members of the community. She felt she could make a difference where she lived, and she did.

In addition to her husband, survivors include son Billy Ira Wall and grandson Ira “Hunter” Wall.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Alberta Watson; daughter Patty Wall; and numerous aunts and uncles.

A visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. A graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Oatmeal Cemetery with Darrell Debo and Jim Allen officiating.

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