Friday, May 09, 2014

Scroggins, Patricia Regan (29 Dec 1929 - 9 May 2014) [4341:3].

Scroggins, Patricia Regan (29 Dec 1929 - 9 May 2014) [4341:3].
Wife of Scroggins, Jerome Macon (6 Sep 1930 - ) [4340:3]..
Houston Chronicle, Pat Regan Scroggins, 11 May 2014 [Legacy]
Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Pa Regan Scroggins, 9 May 2014 [Legacy]
Find A Grave, Pat Reagan Scroggins, 12 May 2014
(Updated 13 May 2014).

Pat Regan Scroggins
December 7, 1929 - May 9, 2014

Through her deep devotion to Jesus, to his Blessed Mother and to St. Joseph, Pat Scroggins modeled her life on the Holy Family. She was born in Austin, Texas on December 7, 1929 the daughter of Dan Regan and Kathleen Koock Regan. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1947, having received the annual Rotary Citizenship Award. She then earned her BA in Education from Sacred Heart Dominican College, followed by a BS in Physical Education from the University of Houston. She taught math and P.E. at St. Agnes for five years, and she taught at Sacred Heart for ten years.

Pat's highest vocation was in Holy Matrimony. She married Jerry M. Scroggins on October 27, 1951 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. From that day 63 years ago until her death on May 9, 2014, the love of Pat and Jerry Scroggins was a true reflection of the image of God. Theirs was a holy, covenantal, heroic love of devotion, respect, friendship, and good humor. They were the picture of unity. Pat and Jerry had 9 children, 31 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren with one more on the way.

For Pat Scroggins, "Family" was not limited to relatives. Her love of family was generously shared with countless others. Pat was legendary for her service and her hospitality, both of which were deeply rooted in her Catholic faith. She served God and others, but in her mind "serving God" and "serving others" were the same thing. Some of her favorite times were spent in service to her Catholic communities, especially St. Thomas More Catholic Church and School, St. Agnes Academy, St. Thomas High School, and the University of St. Thomas. She was a champion for Catholic education, for our priests and sisters, and for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. St. Thomas More School honored her during the 1977-78 school year with "Pat Scroggins Day." In 2004, the school recognized her with the Commitment to Catholic Education award.

Her gift of service was expressed most personally with her hospitality, for which Pat had a spiritual dimension. She had the ability to create a space where others felt loved. From coffee with friends after 7:40 mass, to housing strangers needing rest after treatment at the Med Center, Pat welcomed all. Christmas was always a particularly special time. There was no telling who would be at the Christmas dinner table, but Pat would have a gift for them. She opened her home and her heart to others, thus drawing them closer to Christ.

Pat was predeceased by her mother and father, Kathleen and Dan, plus her sisters Dona Ann Regan Dextraze and Brigid Regan Brinkman. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, and her sister, Sister Mary Kenneth Regan, C.S.C. Pat and Jerry's children and their children's spouses are: Kathleen Warner (Ben), Jeannette Jeffus (James), Jerry M. Scroggins, Jr. (Carol), Daniel J. Scroggins (Melissa), MaryPat Baringer (Michael), Cecile Guarino (Michael), Theresa Price (Bill), Eileen Kelley (Kurt), and Laura Bobzien (Greg). She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, each of whom had a special relationship with their "Mah." Wonderful memories of Jell-O eggs, initial pancakes, root beer floats, quilts, and lots of cousin time at Mah's house will be treasured.

Visitation will be Monday, May 12th, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Pat's funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13th, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Both services will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096. Graveside services will be at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, following the reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Thomas More Catholic School Foundation, St. Agnes Academy, St. Thomas High School, or the University of St. Thomas.

Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, Bellaire, TX.

Pat Reagan Scroggins

Birth:     Dec. 7, 1929
  Travis County
  Texas, USA
Death:     May 9, 2014
  Harris County
  Texas, USA
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Family links:
     Daniel James Regan (1898 - 1990)
     Kathleen Koock Regan (1902 - 1951)

Earthman Resthaven Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA

Created by: Old Waco
Record added: May 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129682458

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