PATRICIA ANN "PAT" GALLAGHER, 78, passed away at
home in Arlington, TX on Oct. 1, 2018.
Pat was the daughter of C.D. and Alta Gallagher,
and graduated from Ranger High School in 1957 at
Ranger, TX. In 1960, she graduated from St. Joseph
School of Nursing in Fort Worth and married Gene
Grabber of Umbarger, TX. They moved to Canyon, TX,
where they were members of St. Ann's Catholic Parish
and Patty worked at Neblett Hospital and Rex Reeves
Elementary School in Canyon. After the family relocated
to Arlington, TX, in 1977, Patty continued nursing at
Arlington Memorial Hospital, Harris Methodist Hospital
in Fort Worth, as a claims analyst for Blue Cross/Blue
Shield in Dallas, and at Six Flags Over Texas. In 2007,
Pat retired from the position of occupational health
nurse for the US Postal Service, after 21 years of
Patty selflessly cared for family, friends and neighbors
throughout her life. She was a voracious reader, a world
traveler and a lover of dogs, flowers & the great outdoors.
But her favorite role in life was that of "Grandma Pat"
to Christopher, Emily, and Anthony, and later "Rahrah Pa"
to great-grandsons, Dawson and Benny. Pat's family is
grateful for the help and support they received from the
Alzheimer's Association, the Easter Seals respite services,
and Community Hospice of Texas. Pat's body has been donated
to the University of North Texas Health Science Center,
in the hopes that the knowledge gained will help conquer
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Rita
Gallagher Parker (RHS-1938), Marie Gallagher Daskevich (RHS-
1942), Bettye Gallagher Bohan (RHS-1945) and Bert Gallagher
Allen (RHS-1952); her son, David Grabber; and two grandsons,
Joe and Henry Grabber.
SURVIVORS: In addition to her grandchildren and great-grand-
children, she is survived by her daughter, Becky Long, son-
in-law, Tom; daughter-in-law, Mary Grabber; granddaughter-in-
law, Kelley Long; her faithful poodle and constant companion,
Sammy; and a host of extended family.