Patricia Kay Wood, 72 of Buda, passed away peacefully with her son at her side on February 26, 2018. Patricia was born January 31, 1946 to Kenneth E. and Louise Cole, in Houston, TX.
Patricia was a loving daughter, wife and mother. She worked mainly through her life for the United States Government in many departments with the Department of Defense and the V.A. as an accountant. She loved her country and all of the military members she met as the wife of an Army/Air Force Veteran and through her work. She went where the United States called her husband to go and enjoyed seeing parts of the world some will never know. Some of the places she called home besides her home here in the great State of Texas were: Louisiana, Germany, Guam, Denver and Aurora Colorado, and Monterey California. Patricia also took care of her husband, Ken, throughout his life as he battled his own medical issues. Throughout all of this she was a wonderful mother who was always there to support and encourage her son, Kenneth, with whatever he decided to do. She received her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) in Management/Accounting from Park College (at Bergstrom AFB) after attending many colleges through her travels as a military wife as well as her Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.
Patricia was a devoted Christian and loved her church family at Buda United Methodist Church. She spent most of her retirement spreading the word of God through her work with the church in many different positions including; finance committee, treasurer, worship committee chair, prayer/care committee, was responsible for Sunday morning liturgists, taught Sunday school, many week day bible studies and would jump in wherever and whenever something needed to be done. Until the time she was wheelchair bound, you would find Patricia walking around and greeting people Sunday mornings, especially those she had never met or were new to the church, making sure they felt welcome and answering any questions she could. Patricia was also a Certified Lay Minister in the Methodist church and was called upon to fill in when a church needed someone to lead Sunday services. Above all else she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth E. Cole and Louise Mae Long Cole; and her loving husband, Kenneth R. Wood. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Patrick Wood of Buda, TX, as well as many dear friends and her Buda UMC family.
Funeral services are entrusted to Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Harrell Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Buda United Methodist Church. To send flowers and leave a condolence to the Wood family, please visit www.harrellfuneralhomes.com. If you would like to honor Patricia in lieu of flowers, please think about making a donation in her name to Buda United Methodist Church (Community Partnership Ministry) PO Box 1196, Buda, TX 78610. This money will go to help our neighbors in the community.