Patricia Averille Shane passed from this world surrounded by her family in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana September 25, 1924, and was 89 years young. She is survived by her five children; daughter and son in law, Phyllis P. and Steven Huffstutler of Southlake, Texas; son, Robert N. Porter II of Denton, Texas; son and daughter-in- law, Scott A. and Ann Porter of Sanger, Texas; son and daughter-in- law, Michael S. and Jackie Porter of New Sweden, Texas; and, son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey M. and Janice Porter of Tool, Texas. She had nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and three nieces. Additionally, she is survived by her lifelong friends, Phyllis Adair Holleyfield of Dallas, Texas (for whom her daughter is named), and Jean Adair Thompson of Waxahachie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Neva Elizabeth Womble Boyde and Raymond Shane; her only sibling, David R. Shane; a grandson, Jacob Travis Porter; and the father of her children, Ernest M. Porter.
Patricia was a huge part of every life she encountered. She was a graduate of North Dallas High School and attended as many of the "Bulldog reunions" as she was able. She worked for attorneys in Denton until the age of 80. She always felt they were her "sons" too and never failed to give them her motherly advice. She was Past Matron and lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 259 in Denton. She received her 50-year certificate in February 2014. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team, and never missed a televised game. It was common knowledge to everyone not to phone her while a game was playing because of her whooping and hollering. She loved growing her tomatoes in the summer, tending to her houseplants, and taking care of her beloved pets. She loved to cook and read, especially old cookbooks. She stayed up-to-date with local and world news by reading the newspaper everyday with her magnifying glass, cover-to-cover. However, she felt her great!
est accomplishment in this life was raising her five children. She was always so proud to be their mother.
Graveside services will be held in Dallas at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., with inurnment next to her brother. Memorial condolences may be made via the Sparkman/Hillcrest website- www.sparkman-hillcrest.com. Additionally, memorial donations may be made in her name to: Lone Star Bulldog Rescue, www.dfwbulldogrescue.org , or www.RonaldMcDonaldHousermhc.org .