Patricia Brennan Allen
July 7, 2019
Patricia Brennan Allen of Nacogdoches died on July 7, 2019. Pat was born on October 19, 1954 in El Paso, Texas, to Thomas Brennan, Sr., and Gladys Atkinson Brennan (both deceased). She is survived by her loving husband Rodman Francis Allen, Jr., her brother Thomas Brennan, Jr., her son Edward Gonzalez Calix, Jr., and daughters Alison Beall and Summer Pickett, (who is married to Evan Pickett). She is also survived by her grandson Alexander Mark Beall.
Pat’s father was a Master Sergeant in the Army. As a 25-year veteran, he instilled in her a lifelong respect for the military and for the men and women who serve their country. Since she was in a military family Pat had an exciting childhood, moving from Texas to Germany twice, where they could travel around Europe, and to the Presidio of San Francisco, California. This travel gave her an appreciation of different peoples and cultures. Pat’s father was also a Shriner so she was active in the Rainbow Girls and the Order of the Eastern Star. These organizations taught her the value of community service, a calling which lasted her whole life. Since high school she was an active volunteer for the Salvation Army wherever she lived.
Pat attended Irving High School in El Paso, then moved to New Mexico, where she was in real estate and worked as a paralegal. After moving to Nacogdoches, Texas, she held a number of jobs. One of her favorites was delivering pharmaceutical supplies to nursing homes, since she could spend time chatting with elderly people across Deep East Texas.
One final contribution that Pat made was to donate her corneas to the Lions Club. Her brother Tommy has been blind since birth and as a child Pat said that she wanted to donate her eyes to a blind person. That loving wish has now been fulfilled.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with the Rev. Wanda Cuniff officiating. As Pat requested, her ashes will be scattered in the beautiful Davis Mountains of West Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Salvation Army.