Patty Sue Harrison Newton was born June 17, 1934. She passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, Christmas Eve into the loving harms of her parents, Lynward and Lorene Harrison and numerous friends and loved ones who preceded her.

She is survived by one brother, Lynn Harrison and wife Nina of Stroud, Okla.; daughter, Cindy Newton Parrish and husband Jim of Dallas; son, Kurt Newton of Brownwood; grandchildren, Jonathan Newton of Dallas, Julie King of Breckinridge, Bonnie Augenbaugh of Southlake, Paige Gulledge of Dallas, Sarah, Jake and Matt Newton of Brownwood; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

Beloved mother, loving nana, cherished aunt and cousin; devoted friend, respected colleague and associate all describe Pat's full life on this earth. It is our hope her donation to the UTSW Willed Body Program will benefit many others.

A memorial service is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Merkel, Texas.

Gracious thanks to the staff at Emeritus/Lake Highlands/Dallas and Compassionate Hands Hospice. Donations may be made at or to Alzheimer's Association, 301 So. Pioneer/Suite 105/Abilene, TX 79605. Please acknowledge in memory of Pat Newton.