Patricia Marie Acker
Patricia Marie Acker passed away peacefully after a long series of chronic illnesses on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at 71 years of age. She is out of pain and at rest.
Pat was born in West Plains, Mo. to Leonard and Sue Thomas of Camp, Ark. and spent her early years on the family farm. Pat enjoyed the country life, helping out on the farm, exploring and enjoying nature. She attended the Camp Methodist Church and supported it and the Camp Cemetery as she could all of her life.
Pat graduated from Salem High School and went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas. She moved to Arlington, Texas after graduation where she met her future husband, Steve, and earned her Masterís Degree at University of Texas at Arlington. She was a Sales Manager at a computer supplies company until starting a family.
Pat will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother and friend. She took the opportunity to share her love with many people in many different ways. Pat always valued making memories and made many in her lifetime. She was very proud of her daughters and their accomplishments. She enjoyed and doted on her two small dogs.
As Patís health declined, she decided to be joyful about having had a full life rather than dwelling on her medical conditions, taking life one day at a time. In keeping with her giving spirit, Pat has donated her body to medical science research in the hopes of helping others.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Sue Thomas, her brother George Thomas, all of Salem, and her brother Stephen Kiss of Fennville, Mich.
Pat is survived by her husband of 40 years, Steve Acker, daughter Lynn Christine Fuhrman and son-in-law Andrew Fuhrman, grandson Thomas Fuhrman, daughter Jacqueline Marie Acker, sisters Kathy Petross and Suzy Rogers, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and extended family members.
Pat was a gifted artist, sculptor, and quilter. One of her favorite vacations was visiting many of the famous art galleries in Paris with her family. She created striking paintings and sculptures. She took up quilting later in life and made many exquisitely beautiful and very detailed quilts. She was a member of several quilting clubs and found some close friends there.
Pat was always a voracious reader with wide literary interests. Pat was active in the First United Methodist Church in Lewisville until several years ago when her health problems interfered with her participation.
Patís family were the pride and joy of her life and she loved them dearly. The legacy of Patís kind spirit, passion for art and quilting, love of reading, and zest for life will live on through her family and many friends.
She will be missed but not forgotten. We mourn her passing, but we celebrate the time we had together.
Services are pending due to the current public health concerns.