Pat Looney, 79, passed away peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital on Friday, February 28, 2020.
She is the daughter of Ernest H. Ott and Kathleen C. Ott. Pat was a 1959 graduate of Marquette Private School and attended Tulsa University, where she was a member of the Tri-Delta sorority.
On April 26, 1960, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Pat married the love of her life and surviving spouse, Burt Looney. Pat and Burt were introduced by lifelong friends Mayo and Mary Andreen and had developed many other life-long friends as she loved everyone she encountered, and they easily loved her back.
Pat is also survived by her sons Hal Looney of Phoenix, Arizona and Scott Looney of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her daughter Gretchen and son-in-law Tyler Reeder of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; her brother Charles Ott of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and seven amazing grandchildren who were her everything: Kathleen and Grant Looney of Phoenix, Arizona; Sydney and Avery Looney of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Ryvers, Madison and Sheridian Reeder of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Pat is also survived by her very close extended family: Brother-in-law Ron and his wife Sue Looney, nephew and niece David Looney and Gina Harris, brother-in-law Bill Stowell and nephew Brett Stowell. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
Ernest, her dad, was a chiropractor by profession and passed away at the young age 39 when Pat was just nine years old, and Charles only six.
Her mom, Kathleen, took the role of being both mom and dad after Ernest passed, and was a very loving and compassionate mother and a devout Catholic in her faith. They were poor, but Pat’s mom was one of those people who could turn a nickel into a dollar, so they never went without anything as children.
Pat was an active Tri-Delta alumnus participating in fundraisers, fashion shows, and other events. She was also active in Red Glove Review, Tulsa Philharmonic, and a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, as well as other organizations where she donated her time and energy.
Most importantly, she was the CEO of her household and the glue that kept everyone together and on task. She even became the neighborhood mother for many of her children’s friends.
She attended and played a very active role in her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. She was the first one to arrive and the last to leave every event. She loved, loved, and did we mention LOVED, her grandchildren and was very proud of them. Spending time with her grandchildren was her life, her joy, and her passion.
Pat’s greatest achievement was raising her three wonderful children and was very proud to watch them grow in the Jenks School District of south Tulsa. In addition to being an amazing and dedicated wife of 70 years, mother and grandmother, she was very loving and caring to all she came in contact with, never saying a bad thought about anyone and cared with unconditional love. The was evident by her glowing smile every time she walked into a room.
She was strong in her faith as a devout Catholic. She took her family, in their early years, to the Church of the Madalene and then Saint Bernards when it was formed. Saint Bernards was the last place she went to Mass with her entire family before they moved away to other parts of town and the country. She exemplified new Corinthians 13 to the letter.
All of us here will miss Pat. We will miss her laugh, her smile, her way of just being Pat. She is gone from us but will live forever in our hearts.
The Lord blessed us with the BEST wife, mom, sister, relative, grandmother, and friend. Now, she has returned to the Lord, but will always be in our hearts.
May she Rest in Peace and be forever loved by us all.
In lieu of flowers, Pat's family suggests memorial donations, in her memory, be directed to: Tri Delta Foundation. Donation information can be found by going to this address:
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