Patricia Constance Scheberle Hughes, age 79, departed this earthly life on June 7, 2023 surrounded by her family at Scott and White Hospital in College Station.
Patricia was born the only child of the late Martin Scheberle and Helen Harris on December 21, 1943 in Sayre, Oklahoma. Her family settled in Amarillo, Texas where she participated in the band and excelled academically, graduating with honors from Palo Duro High School in 1962. She attended the University of Texas in Austin where she met the love of her life, Herbert Scott Hughes when participating in the International Club at UT.
She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas in 1966 and later received a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Texas A&I University Kingsville in 1980.
Herbert and Patricia were united in holy matrimony at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas by Curate Jack Lowrey on June 7, 1969. They later made their home in McAllen, Texas and raised three sons: Scott, Kelley, and O’Brien.
From 1974 until 1982 she worked in the Rio Grande Valley in the McAllen Community and the Adult Basic Education Programs. She was named “Teacher of the Year” in 1981 by the Texas Association for Continuing Adult Education (TACAE).
In 1982 Herbert and Patricia answered the call to return to Brenham and become owners and administrators of Brenham Rest Home. There they cared for their elderly community and raised their three sons with hundreds of adopted grandparents.
Patricia was an active member of the Pilot Club International of Brenham for four decades, where she held several leadership roles at the local and state levels. Pat had a passion for service to others, enjoying volunteering at Camp for All in Burton helping those with traumatic brain injuries.
An avid reader and researcher, she enjoyed texts about ancient history, religious history, archaeology, mystery, and science fiction. After retirement she continued to follow her passion for writing and published several of her original fiction stories. She enjoyed spending time with her family and supporting her grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday, June 12 at Memorial Oaks Chapel with the family present from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 13 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Brenham with Father Karl Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Liam Hughes, Wade Hughes, Edd Compton, Randy Kapchinski, Tommy Roehling, and Paul Slaton.
She is survived by her husband Herbert Hughes, Sr., sons, H. Scott Hughes, Jr, son, Kelley Hughes and wife, Dana Hughes, and son, O’Brien Hughes and his wife, Lori Hughes, grandchildren: Grant Hughes, Lillian Hughes, Pierce Hughes, and Liam Hughes, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Martin and Helen Scheberle, her in-laws Henry and Maude Bess Hughes, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Henry and Nancy Hughes.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be sent in her honor to Camp For All, 3701 Kirby Drive, Ste 570, Houston, TX 77098 or to JDRF at JDRF.org.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main St., Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, please visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.