Patricia Ann Ellebracht was born on April 5, 1944, to Orville and Thelma Grimes in San Francisco, California. She married Dalton Ellebracht on October 24, 1968, in Odessa, TX.
Patti and Dalton met at Stewart and Stevenson in Odessa, where they both worked. They went on one date and quickly realized they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together. They were married on their second date and were married 38 years before Dalton was called to be with the Lord.
Patti graduated from Odessa High School in Odessa, TX. She later returned to school, graduating from Odessa College with an Associate Degree in Nursing, and began a long nursing career at Odessa Regional Hospital. She worked on a few different units in the hospital but eventually found her true passion in serving as the night charge nurse in the Emergency Room. She thrived on helping people at their most vulnerable times, inspiring many of her family members to pursue a nursing career. Patti retired from nursing in 1999, and she and Dalton moved to Fredericksburg, TX, to fulfill their dream of living on the family land.
Patti was very intelligent and could beat anyone in a game of trivia. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She was always the life of the party! Family and friends describe her as spunky, a spit-fire, funny, and a genuine, special person.
Patti is survived by her children, Kim (Kevin) Beierschmitt, Rodney Ellebracht, and Sarah Emery; grandchildren, Emily (Christian) Collins, Haley (Brian) McGinnis, Tanner (Kayce) Street, Korbin (Makenna) Beierschmitt, Preston Ellebracht, Sydney Ellebracht; great-grandchildren, Makenlee Beierschmitt, Camden Street, Lennon Street, and Trystin Ellis; a sister-in-law, Carol Grimes, and several nieces and nephews whom she considered her own children.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Ellebracht, and brother, David Grimes.
Lake Ridge Chapel will host a time of reflection and fellowship with family and friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, December 12, 2022. A private memorial will occur at a later date in Fredericksburg where her and Dalton’s ashes will be spread over their beloved land.
Mrs. Ellebracht passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.