Patricia "Pat" Ann Devall, 78, of O'Neill died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Corpus Christi Medical Center -Bay Area in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill. Masks were required and social distancing requested.
Private family services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at the First Christian Church in O'Neill. They were live-streamed on the First Christian Church O'Neill, NE Facebook page.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.
Memorials may be made to the O'Neill Public School Foundation.
Patricia was born Feb. 27th, 1942, to Francis and Pearl (Beedle) Reed in Onawa, Iowa. She was the oldest of six children. Pat graduated from Onawa High School in 1960 where she played Iowa girls basketball and was active in music and theater.
Pat met Gary Devall while student-teaching in Norfolk. They married Aug. 23rd, 1964, in Onawa, Iowa. To this union four children were born Brad, Dru, Mindy and Reed.
After teaching stints in Arlington, Milford, Chambers and Inman, they settled in O’Neill. Pat dedicated her life to teaching for over 40 years. She retired in 2006 from O’Neill Public Schools where she served as teacher and curriculum director.
Pat led an active life. Her favorite activities included attending her kids’ and grandkids’ activities and traveling around the world.
She was a proud member of the ADK Teacher Sorority and flower club. Her faith was the cornerstone of her life as an active member of the First Christian Church and Bible study groups.
The last 15 years Pat and Gary spent their winters in Port Aransas, Texas, where they made many memories and great friends. Pat carried her love of teaching forward by instructing several line dancing classes.
Pickleball recently became a favorite hobby and she rarely passed up a chance to play games and cards.
Pat also enjoyed wood carving, cooking, water aerobics and cross-stitching. Pat was a leader and always on the go.
Pat was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Pat made friends wherever she went and made lasting friendships in Onawa, O’Neill and Port Aransas.
Pat is survived by her husband of 56 years Gary Devall of O’Neill; four children Brad Devall (Stephanie) of Lincoln, Dru (Jeff) Ramold and Mindy (Rob) Wood, all of Omaha, and Reed (Cindee) of Lincoln; nine grandchildren Ashlynn and Alec Devall, Jackson, Jedd and Rian Ramold, Harper and Hadley Wood, Kate and Adam Devall; one sister Lori (Larry)Whitson of Springfield, OR; one brother Lynn Reed of Onawa, Iowa; two brothers-in-law Ken Martin of Little Fall Creek, Oregon and Rick (Judy) Devall of O’Neill; two sisters-in-law Diane (Larry) Baker of Burlington, Iowa and Carol Devall of O’Neill; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Pearl Reed; her in-laws Elmer and Dorothy Devall; one brother Larry Reed; two sisters Carolyn Martin and Reva Walker; two brothers-in-law Dwayne Devall and Ben Devall.