Patsy J. “Pat” Bugg, 90, died February 3, 2021, peacefully at her home of natural causes. Pat was born in Hennessey on June 2, 1930 to Elmer and Leona Iven Berard. She graduated from Hennessey High School in 1948.
Pat and William E. “Bill” Bugg were married in Hennessey on August 16, 1949, and recently celebrated their 71st anniversary. The couple made their home southwest of Hennessey where they owned and operated Bugg’s Dairy Farm. Pat usually milked the cows. They built the dairy into one of the best Holstein herds in Oklahoma with their cows setting numerous records for both type and production. In 1975, their cow Katie was nominated for All-American 3-year old. In 1996, Buffy, a fifth-generation daughter of Katie, was named All American 4-year old and was the best Holstein cow in America that year. Pat dearly loved all of her dairy friends.
Pat regularly took school groups on tours of the dairy and enjoyed teaching the kids where milk really came from. Pat and Bill advertised the dairy with the motto: “You’re always welcome at the Bugg House,” but it was not just a slogan, but a way of life. Everyone was welcome.
Pat enjoyed sports, especially watching her kids play baseball and perform in the band. Pat loved the kids on the teams and was a second mom to many. Later, she and Bill loved to watch the grandkids in their activities including baseball, dance, gymnastics and many others.
She was secretary of the Oklahoma Holstein Association for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Altar Society, the Hennessey Farmerettes and the PTA.
Pat is survived by her husband Bill of the home; two daughters Kay Fulkerson and husband Jerry of Hennessey, Jana Howell and husband Ken of Perry; three sons David Bugg and wife Debbie of Norman, Steven Bugg and wife Cathey of Edmond, Kenneth Bugg, ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters Donna Sutton, Peggy Kilian, and Barbara Berard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church officiated by Rev. Ed Menasco. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 concerns the service will be for immediate family only, but it will be livestreamed on Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Hennessey Educational Foundation or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the funeral home serving as custodian of the funds.