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Carolyn Pate-Moutos

Obituary for Carolyn Pate-Moutos

Carolyn Pate-Moutos, 79, passed away peacefully on Oct. 4, 2018 at in Huntsville, following a four-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

She was born in San Angelo, Texas on May 24, 1939 to Robert and Beatrice Hastings. She attended San Angelo schools, including Lee Junior High and San Angelo High School, which led to many life-long friendships that she cherished.

Carolyn is survived by her three sons; Robert Pate and wife Mary of Huntsville, Steve Pate of League City and Greg Pate and wife Stephanie of Seguin. Carolyn had five grandchildren: Andrew Pate and wife Lorin of Nashville, Tennessee, Allison Pate and fiancé Santi Pino of Houston, Cassie Pate, Colton Pate and Chole Pate of Seguin.

She is also survived by three step grandchildren, Sarah Holmes and husband Tommy of Houston, Bobby Kittleman and wife Amy of Santa Ana, California and Billy Kittleman of San Antonio.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Beatrice Hastings, husbands John C. Pate and Minelaos George Moutos and daughter in law Tamara Pfister Pate.

Carolyn spent most of her adult life raising her three boys, running from activity to the next, while volunteering as a team mom every chance she had. Besides her children the things she enjoyed the most was traveling. She treasured the opportunity the Air Force gave her husband John, to tour the Far East while stationed in Okinawa and then Europe with an assignment in England. The Air Force brought them back to Texas with time in Wichita Falls and Clear Lake before John retired to start his own real estate business in Clear Lake. Following John’s death from cancer in 1983, Carolyn moved back “home” to San Angelo.

In San Angelo she would continue her sole as a booster club mom at Lee Junior High and then Central High School. She would later marry Minelaos George Moutos. Together they would travel to many places including trips to George’s homeland of Greece, until George’s death in 1998.

Carolyn’s other passion was volunteering at hospitals including Texas Women’s Hospital in Houston and later Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. She was especially proud to serve as an officer, including a term as president, with the Shannon Auxiliary.

She was a long time member of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church until her health deteriorated, leading to a move to Huntsville in 2014 to be closer to family. In Huntsville she would have a new church home at First United Methodist Church. The family is grateful to members of both churches who continued to support her with prayer during her declining health. She was blessed to have good friends like Glenda Maddox, Maxine Harrison and Pam Holubec who sent messages of care and encouragement.

Special thanks to SheJuan McKibbins, Lovie Willis and all the caregivers at Loving Care Personal Care for their love and attention over the last two years of her life. She truly felt loved and enjoyed many humorous moments that kept her spirits up during the toughest of times.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd., San Angelo, TX 76904 or the building fund of First United Methodist Church- Huntsville, 1016 Sam Houston Ave, Huntsville, 77340.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Johnson’s

Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.

Condolences may be left at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home – www.shmfh.com

 

 

About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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