Patricia Ann Layton
What can we say about Patricia Ann…..Patricia Ann Gallagher Layton, 72, went home to be with the Lord on May 19th, 2013. She was residing in Santa Fe, Texas.
Now the good stuff…She was proud to be BOI… for those of you who do not know what a BOI is BORN ON ISLAND Patricia was born on September 24, 1940 to the parents of Lawrence and Dorothy Gallagher. She married Theodore Wayne Layton in 1959 then came “baby # 1” Donna Kay, 10 years later “baby #2” Melissa Kay, and last but not least, 2 years later “baby #3” Mary Colleen Kay; her world was complete!
After the death of her husband, Patricia took on the job of being a single mother to a teenager and two young toddlers in stride. She spent many years as a bookkeeper to support her young family. As a single mother, she soon realized what she needed was more time and flexibility so she could be all that she needed to be for her children. She found that as a merchandiser.
She loved the movies and entertaining! Sometimes we joked she came out of the womb with dance shoes on. She and her sister, Rosemarie Nelson spent much of their childhood in their mother’s dance studio in Galveston. In fact she loved the movie industry so much she and her younger daughter, Colleen moved to California in the 80’s. While there she made life long friends and worked on movies, commercials, and with production companies.
She came back home to Texas, in the 90’s to the Clear Lake area and found her second family, the Catholic Charismatic Center! This is where her love for the Lord blossomed. She learned how to have a relationship with Christ and her identity was in him. She was blessed with a church family who loved and accepted her for who she was. Her “main man” Christoval Mata is part of that family and he was like the son to her she never had. We know she will be missed by all of them so much!
Things you must know about her was that she Loved the LORD with all her heart, mind and soul. She loved her family just as much. She loved the beach, book of revelations, playing games, movies, dancing, and diet coke.
She is survived by daughters, Donna Kay Layton, Melissa Kay Layton Ard and husband Daryl, and Mary Colleen Layton-Hall and husband Curtis; grandchildren, Christopher Hartnett and wife Jeri, Kellen Hartnett Sanchez and husband James, Mackenzie Hartnett, Ashley Hall, Callighan , Kyle, and Keira Ard; great- grandchildren, Robert Hicks, Michaela Sanchez, Kendall and Coltyn Hartnett and Graeson Rueda.