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Patricia Ann Griffin Halet

Obituary for Patricia Ann Griffin Halet

October 13, 1925 - May 10, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91

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Patricia Ann Griffin Halet, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Mom was born on October 13, 1925 in Silver City, NM to parents James and Marie (Carney) Griffin. Mom graduated from the University of New Mexico, receiving a degree in history and government. She then went on to receive her B.S. in Nursing at the University of California. While attending the University of California, she met her future husband John. She worked for a short time with the New Mexico Department of Health and then Mom joined the US Army and was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX. It was there that Mom and Dad were married. They moved to San Antonio for John's dental career and Patricia raised their children. She was a member of the Dental Auxiliary and was a nurse at the Northeast School District for many years. Although Mom enjoyed being home, taking care of the children and doing some gardening, her favorite hobby was traveling. Mom enjoyed spending her weekends at Lake LBJ with family and friends. Mom was not a fast traveler and she preferred the slower travel of a cruise line or even a freighter. For Mom, it was not the destination, it was the journey. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John; sisters, Mary Jane Martens and Katherine Piltingsrud; and her daughter-in-law, Beverly Mendell Halet. Mom is survived by her son, John W. Halet; daughters, Jennifer Halet and Mary Lederer; grandchildren, Jason and Crystal Mendell; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved Sheltie, Shannon. Mom will always be remembered for her sense of humor and generous spirit. "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end" ~ Ursula K. Le Guin.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE WITH MILITARY HONORS
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
1:15 PM
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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