PATSY MARIE VINSON MARTIN, 74, passed away on
Sept. 17, 2016, with burial in the Buffalo Gap
Patsy was born to J.W. & Stella (Kitchens) Vinson
on May 26, 1942 in Ranger, TX. She attended school
in Ranger and graduated from high school in 1960.
She was a majorette and voted basketball queen
while attending Ranger Jr. College in Ranger.
Patsy married Jimmy Ray Martin on Aug. 18, 1962
and moved to Abilene, TX where she worked at
Thortons Department store. In 1963 they welcomed
their first child, a daughter named Kelli and in
1967 a son named Kirk. She and Jimmy Moved to
Buffalo Gap 1976. It was a year later that Patsy
volunteered to sub for the Buffalo Gap Elementary
school cook for a couple of weeks, after 26 years
of "subbing" she retired from the school as head
Her loves were her family, grandchildren and great-
grandson. Her second love were Christmas, summertime
and Elvis. At the time of her retirement, the faculty
at Buffalo Gap presented her with a trip to Graceland.
Her love for Elvis continued as she had dedicated a
room full of memorabilia in his name. During Christmas
time, she often told people that she put up so many
lights outside that she could not turn on her Christmas
lights and microwave at the same time without blowing
Patsy is survived by her husband of fifty three years,
Jimmy of Buffalo Gap; daughter, Kelli Ethridge and
husband Keith of Tuscola, son Kirk Martin of Tuscola,
brother Rickey Vinson (RHS-1974) of Las Vegas NV,
brother Dwight Vinson (RHS-1970) of Eastland, five
grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Her parents & one sister Rita Vinson Munoz (RHS-1963)
preceded her in death.