Patricia Phipps

December 26, 1944 - June 5, 2013
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Patricia (Patsy) Ann Phipps, 68, of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at The Meridian.

Her family will receive visitors beginning at 12:00 NOON, Monday, June 10th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with funeral mass beginning at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery.

Patsy was born December 26, 1944, in Galveston, Texas. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and taught dancing from 1961-2008, owning her own dancing school, the Patsy Phipps School of Dance. She also taught the O’Connell Bucco Bells at O’Connell High School. Patsy touched many children’s hearts and minds throughout her many years of teaching dance. She loved dance, poems, and watching the waves on the beach.

Patsy is survived by her son, PJ Judia; and mother, Josephine Phipps.

Pallbearers will be Kirk Ford, Bob Ford, John Gonzalez, David Guerrero, Roy Pequeño, and Kelly Finn.

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Born: December 26, 1944
Died: June 5, 2013

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Niki (Stodghill) Sikinger posted on 11/30/-1

I remember Miss Patsy fondly - she was my dance instructor for over 8 years and was instrumental in getting me a part in the Nutcracker when the Houston Ballet performed it in Galveston in the early 70's. She was such a sweet lady and I am sure she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

 

Jill Westbrook Callahan posted on 11/30/-1

I spent many wonderful years dancing at Patsy's studio. She holds a very special place in my heart. So many fond memories. I was saddened to hear of her passing. You will be missed, Patsy. Thanks for the memories.

 

M.C.Giusti posted on 11/30/-1

To my second mom...I spent 20 years of my life with you and learned so much more than dance and gymnastics. You taught me something I still practice everyday of my life...you told me no matter how you feel,you put on a smile and do a great job because those kids depend on you...and that's what I do each day. You will be missed and thank you for sharing your life with me!

 

Lenard Blackwell/Joe Demoruelle posted on 11/30/-1

PJ and Josephine we send our deep, heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Patsy. She is in God's hands, and resting. She touched many lives on this earth and did much good. She was loved by many. We love you both.

 

Jill Callahan posted on 11/30/-1

I spent many wonderful years dancing at Patsy's studio. She holds a very special place in my heart. So many fond memories. I was saddened to hear of her passing. You will be missed, Patsy. Thanks for the memories.

 

GWEN BLAINGAME and CELETA posted on 11/30/-1

We are praying for your family in this sad time.We were so blessed for all the years we knew Ms Patsy.Her love for dancing always inspired her dance students to do their best and her recitals were the best.Thank you PJ and Ms Josephine for sharing her with us.

 

Melanie M. Zepeda :) posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Phipps Family: Patsy was the Best Dance Instructor for me over several years! Her love for Dance and more Inspired me and many... She's always had a place in my <3 heart <3! There are no words to express for your loss but my Heart goes out to you at this Difficult time! Please know that you will be in my Thoughts and Prayers Always! I Wish You Enough... XOXO Love ~ Melanie M. Zepeda & Family!!! :) <3 +++

 

Kathy and Leonard posted on 11/30/-1

Our deepest sympathies, PJ. You and your Grandma are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Karen Meyer posted on 11/30/-1

My deepest sympathy to you PJ and Ms. Josephine. Rest in peace Miss Patsy.

 

Sheri Low posted on 11/30/-1

I am so very sorry for the loss of Patsy! I loved her so much! I took dance from her for 13 years, She was a very important part of my life. I didn't get to see her much after I stopped taking dance but she will be missed but live forever in my heart!! HUGS to her family! You all are in my prayers! Sincerely, Sheri Low

 

Joanna Skelly Bennett posted on 11/30/-1

My deepest condolances to PJ and Josephine. I am still dancing today because of the huge impact she had on my life.Her legacy will live for years to come. My prayers are with you.

 

Pam Hegman Huerta posted on 11/30/-1

Patsy was a tremendous part of my high school years. She taught me the love of dance and inspired me to never be afraid of taking risks and loving life!!! From my Boys of Summer solo to the amazing finales that seemed to last forever!!! Patsy will always be in my heart. My condolences to her family....

 

Cynthia Popovich McEldowney posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I spent many years at the dancing school with Patsy. She will be missed.

 

Teresa Castorina - Millo posted on 11/30/-1

I had no idea that Patsy passed away. I remember her fondly, and always smile when I think of the time I spent with her in dance class and at recitals. My condolences to her family. God Bless Patsy & Rest in Peace!

 

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