GLEN ROSE - Patricia Lee Cox Alford, 58, was called home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 11.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Glen Rose First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow.

Two visitations will be held: one from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home and a second one from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church for anyone who could not make the visitation on Friday.

Patricia was born Jan. 1, 1953, in Hico to William Lewis and Cora Lee Rice Cox. She grew up in Carlton and graduated valedictorian of Hico High School.

In 1974 Patricia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Tarleton State University and in 1975 received a certificate as a licensed physical therapist from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She worked as a physical therapist for 25 years in various facilities, including Walls Regional Hospital in Cleburne, Stephenville hospital and Glen Rose Medical Center.

Patricia had a devotion to her family and friends and planned many family reunions. She loved animals, especially her dog CJ, birds of all types and hummingbirds in particular. Tricia also loved the outdoors and sports and was an avid “diehard” Dallas Mavericks fan.

Tricia was preceded in death by her father.

She will be missed by family, neighbors, friends and members of the Spirit Wind Church. Her legacy to all of her family and friends includes the selfless giving of her time and always having the ability to keep a positive attitude and smile in the face of adversity.

Survivors are her son, Stephen Alford, and friend, Shonna; mother, Cora Cox; sister, Novis Cox; brothers Darwin Cox and wife, Karen, and Phillip Cox and friend, Mike; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Smiling Women, Polycystic Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Kidney Fund, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or a charity of choice.