Obituary of Patricia Ann Whitehead
Patricia Ann Whitehead was born in Tulsa, OK on April 18, 1936 to William and Matilda (McGivern) Donovan. Pat passed from this life on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the age of 82.
She attended and graduated from Marquette High School in 1954. On August 24, 1957 she married her high school sweetheart, James Richard Whitehead. They moved to Kansas City, MO where Jim studied at the UMKC Dental School. In 1963 they moved to Anchorage, AK during this time they survived the Great Alaska Earthquake on Good Friday, April 27, 1964. While there, they toured all parts of Alaska and Japan. They finally returned to Tulsa in 1966 to raise their children, Theresa, James, Jr., George and Scott. They attended Barnard Elementary, Cascia Hall and Monte Casino where Pat volunteered her time in numerous activities including, PTA, Cub Scouts, all types of fund raising events and sporting events.
Pat was an active person. She participated in curling, downhill skiing and cross country skiing. She loved to travel, visiting many countries along the way. She was privileged to be able to attend several Olympics; the 1984 Los Angeles Games, the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James R. Whitehead, DDS, her children, Theresa Whitehead of Skiatook, OK, Jim Whitehead, Jr. of Tulsa, OK, George Whitehead of Broken Arrow, OK and Scott Whitehead of Sterling Heights, MI; her sister, Marilyn Dock of Tulsa, OK and her grandchildren, Donovan Whitehead, Erin Whitehead and Bailey Whitehead.
Family visitation 5-7PM Thursday and rosary 7PM both at Ninde Brookside Chapel. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Friday at Christ The King Catholic Church with a private interment in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2448 E. 81st St., Suite 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137 or (www.alz.org/oklahoma).