Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Patricia Watson Skarpa

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Patricia Watson Skarpa passed away in Tulsa Oklahoma after a ten-day illness in the Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa Oklahoma. She had the best of care. Her Kidneys and Liver stopped working due to a stomach ulcer causing her system to go into shock and nothing could start them up again. Pat was a special person who was always ready to assist anyone both at work and in her personal life. Pat met Skip Skarpa in college around 1970 in Huntsville, Texas. They were involved then, but went their separate ways for many years. Eventually, by what some would call and act of the Lord, Pat and Skip were reunited accidentally online while he was living in Alaska and she in Texas. In a few weeks they had moved together and became married. They moved back to Texas and after about four years in Paris, Texas, they retired to Talihina on Aug. 15 2011. Pat became ill on September 15 with stomach pains. She had to be life-flighted from the hospital in Talihina Oklahoma to Tulsa Oklahoma to the Oklahoma State University Medical Center. She will be missed greatly by her husband and those who knew her.