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Patricia Ann Leatherman


Patricia Ann Leatherman, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 28, 2022 in Plano, TX.

Born in Rogers, AK on February 14, 1936 to Woodrow and Agnes Rutledge, Pat graduated from Big Spring High School in 1954 where she was a majorette, and played first chair clarinet.

A few years after high school graduation, Pat married the love of her life, Ronald Glen Leatherman of Levelland, TX  in Levelland.  Together with their two children, the couple lived all over the United States during Ron’s 20 plus year career with the Department of Justice.

In the 1980’s and before retirement in the early 1990’s, Pat enjoyed a rewarding career as a social worker in Big Spring and Lubbock TX.

Pat had a talent for decorating and her family always enjoyed her great cooking.  She laughed easily and often and loved spending time with family.

Survivors include son Gary Leatherman of Plano, TX (Gina), daughter Kelly Stovall of Gainesville, GA (Jeff), brothers Tommy Rutledge of Horseshoe Bay, TX (Pat), Russ Rutledge of Big Spring, TX (Jeannie), sister Linda Rutledge of Midland, TX, and three grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Patricia loved the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Memorial contributions welcome at

9 Thoughts on Patricia Ann Leatherman
    Mary Ann Abercrombie
    14 Jun 2022

    My sincere condolences to Pat’s family. Pat and Ron were my neighbors in Lubbock, TX and they were a lovely couple. We experienced life together and I learned about life and love from both of them. I will always treasure my memories together. May she Rest In Peace.

    Dr.Adrian Cantu
    14 Jun 2022

    I want to thank you for allowing me to share a great woman. She has help me with so much encouragement to complete my book

    Nora Wiedemann
    14 Jun 2022

    We are so sorry for your loss. Patricia was a wonderful lady. Gary, thank you for trusting us to care for your lovely mother over the years, and especially in her last months. What a gift to have known her.

    Tollie Pointer
    14 Jun 2022

    I’m so sorry. You will be in my prayers.

    Angela Crowder
    14 Jun 2022

    We will forever have you in our hearts Ms Patricia! We love you, rest easy with the angels!

    Rick Roberts
    15 Jun 2022

    Gary and Kelly

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories growing up with you both. I loved your Mom. God Bless. ❤️

    Rose Donley
    16 Jun 2022

    She was a very sweet lady. Remember-live off those wonderful memories.

    Rose Donley
    16 Jun 2022

    Your mom was such a sweet lady. Memories are what life is all about.

    19 Jun 2022

    I used to do her hair when she was living her in Lubbock wonderful lady lot’s of great memories praying for you and your family.

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