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Patricia Lucille Tingle
August 25, 1928 ~ June 10, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Patricia Lucille Barber Tingle passed away in San Marcos, Texas, on June 10, 2023 due to congestive heart failure. She was surrounded by her family and went peacefully into the night. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd M. Tingle and by her parents Raymond Barber and Lucille McGrew Barber.
As a child, she was known as Patty Barber and grew up in Beeville, Texas. She often spent time in Blanconia, Texas visiting with Barber family members. At 13, her family moved to the Houston area and she graduated from Saint Agnes Academy in Houston. She was accepted to Rice University after graduation. While at Rice, she met her future brother-in-law, Bill Tingle. Bill introduced her to his brother Boyd, and a courtship began. In 1953, after college graduation with a degree in education, she and Boyd married and relocated to Wharton, Texas. Boyd coached at Wharton Junior College and Wharton High School, and Pat taught elementary school. In 1957, they moved to Freeport, Texas continuing their teaching careers. During her time in Freeport, Pat obtained a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston and her school counseling career began.
In 1964, the family moved to San Marcos, where Boyd and Pat lived until their deaths. During that time, Pat worked as a counselor at Gary Job Corps, taught history at San Marcos High School, and was a Special Education Counselor for the Hays/Blanco Special Education Coop. In 1968, she and Boyd opened Rim Rock Boys Camp and spent many happy years working with “campers” during the summers, all the while teaching during the school year. Not only did they operate a Boys Camp, but Rim Rock Ranch was open to a diverse organizations such as the National Defense Institute, Gallaudet University and many church organizations.
Pat remained close to students she counseled at Gary Job Corp and students she taught at San Marcos High School. She retired at the age of 70 and traveled extensively with many of her friends from San Marcos.
Pat was a proud 6th generation Texan and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She worked diligently with Delta Kappa Gamma, to provide scholarships to San Marcos High School graduates attending college. Education was her passion.
She is survived by her daughter Tricia Tingle, her cousin Teresa Nichols Lyon, her goddaughter Kelly Nichols Fellbaum, many Barber nieces and nephews Debbie Barber Patterson, Darren Barber and Michelle Barber, Gene Barber, Jr., Steve Youngblood and Kim Youngblood, and Tingle nieces and nephews TJ Molk, Jeannie Heitman, Melvin Atkinson, Tim Tingle, Ricky Tingle, Bruce Tingle, Keith Barton, Kay Tingle Shearer, Sandra Tingle Hampton, Susan Tingle-Smith, Cynthia Tingle Johnston, Becky Tingle, Rene Tingle Wollney, Jack Tingle, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at Sage Spring Assisted Living, 802 Leah Avenue, San Marcos, at 3 p.m. on July 10, 2023, followed by a 5 p.m. Rosary service at Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish, 100 Concho Street, San Marcos. On July 11, 2023, at 10 a.m., a Celebratory Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wimberley, with a graveside service to follow. A Celebration of Life will be held in October, at Rim Rock Ranch in Wimberley, Texas, with time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the Tingle Family has established the Patricia Tingle Scholarship Fund . This annual scholarship will be given to a student who is on track to make an impact in the Education field.