Patsy Girkin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Patsy Girkin a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Houston, Texas, a daughter of Clyde and Helen (Holy) Hook. She died Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the age of 65, in her home.

Mrs. Girkin worked in hotel management, as a restaurant owner and a real estate broker. She was of the Christian faith.

On Nov. 11, 1990, Patsy married Jim Girkin who survives her. She is also survived by four sons, Casey Cahoon and wife Peach of Fayetteville, Tracy Girkin and wife Diana of Houston, Texas, Brent Girkin and wife Bobbi of Kansas City, Mo. and Bob Girkin and wife Kathy of Eureka Springs; two daughters, Jennifer Girkin of Holiday Island and Sandy Girkin of Syria; one sister, Carolyn and husband Jim Hudson of Woodlands, Texas; eight grandchildren; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to two of Patsy's favorite charities, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th Floor, New York, New York 10010 or by calling them toll free at 877-543-7645. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at