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Patricia Gay Braucht

November 23, 1939 — June 4, 2024

Corpus Christi

On June 4, 2024, our Precious Lord called Patricia Gay Braucht unto Himself so that she might find her eternal rest in Jesus Christ, her Savior.

Patricia was born to Robert and Marion Brennan on November 23, 1939, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She is survived by her two children, son David Lee Braucht (Lori), of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and her daughter Amy Elizabeth Cooper (Tim) of Baytown, Texas. Patricia is also survived by her brother Ed Brennan (Carolyn) of Texarkana, Texas.  Additionally, Patricia is survived by her sister-in-law Mina Driver and Mina’s children and grandchildren. Patricia is also survived by several cousins, nephews and a niece. 

Patricia is preceded in death by her loving husband of more than six decades, Frederick Lee Braucht.  Their bond was one of true love, commitment, and devotion.  She is also preceded in death by their only grandson, Micah David Braucht (parents David and Lori).

After graduating from Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, Patricia attended and graduated from the University of Texas.  She was always a serious student, easily disappointed if her grades didn’t reflect straight A’s.

Being a quick study, Patricia was also successful in all she attempted to do in the workforce.  One such job while in junior college was working in the Woolworth’s store downtown Corpus Christi (in the candy department)! Patricia also assisted her parents in the 1950’s when they raised English bulldogs to breed and show throughout Texas.

During the 1970’s and 1980’s she and her husband were managers of the city’s largest truck stop, Navigation Fuel and Scale, on Up River Road. Patricia and Fred even got to ride in the Goodyear Blimp one year after setting a record for most sales of Goodyear tires! Let’s also not forget the Ebay business of making quilt squares to sell all over the Nation.  Some of the locals might remember the Busy Bee’s Antiques store in downtown Corpus.  Well, that was also a very successful business that she and her husband were involved in for many years!

Patricia loved to play the internet game “FarmTown” and chatting with friends she met online.  She will be missed by her longtime friend Lisa Loven. Patricia will also be missed by her caregiver Jennifer Flores who, along with the assistance of the River City Home Care staff, the OpusCare Hospice staff as well as Dee Hall and her husband’s private care home were such a great help to Patricia and the family.  Patricia will also be missed by her beloved companion cat Gracie.

“Industrious, witty, and full of life are just a few ways to describe my sister” says her brother Ed Brennan. However, her first love was always her Savior, Jesus Christ who she committed her life to at the Forest Park Baptist Church, when she was a teenager.  Patricia and Fred were faithful members of Lexington Baptist, and Annaville Baptist, where Patricia loved to sing and share her faith in Christ!

A touching memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Patricia Gay Braucht will be held at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas, on the 11th of June, 2024.  The service will commence at 11:00 am to reminisce on cherished memories and bid farewell to an individual who will forever hold a place in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Annaville Baptist Church in Patricia’s honor!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

9974 I-37, Corpus Christi, TX 78410

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