Patricia Ruth Tate, formerly Patricia Ruth Malone, of Tulsa, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the age of 78. We are sure of her presence with the Lord because of her faith in Jesus as her Savior.
Born in Ada, Oklahoma to Amos and Juanita Malone, she graduated from Allen High School as a National Merit Scholar and attended East Central State College where she met her husband, Patrick Tate. They were married in March of 1964 and lived in Weatherford, Oklahoma while Patrick attended pharmacy school. They then moved to Holdenville where they owned a pharmacy and gift shop for many years. From there, they moved to Owasso, Oklahoma before retiring in Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Patrick Tate, as well as her sister, Margaret Sims.
She is survived by her siblings, June Cozad, Sue Wise, and Amos Malone, Jr.; daughter Traci Scowden and husband Steve; daughter Deidra Nickel and husband Jerry; five grandchildren, Grant Scowden and wife Tracie, China Bishop and husband Benton, Cassidy Young and husband Theophilus, Emily Thomas and husband Jasen, and Katie Scowden; one greatgrandchild, Indie Bishop; and numerous family and friends.
Interment was at Carson Cemetery in Carson, Oklahoma at 10:00 am. Monday, June 27 th .