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8712 N Council Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Patricia Ann “Pat” Wonderly September 14, 1932 - May 22, 2024

Date of Funeral

June 3, 2024

Visitation: 12 - 8 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Buchanan Funeral Service

Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Monday, June 3, 2024, at Saint Marks Bethany

Patricia Ann Hutchinson Wonderly (Pat) was born in Kearney, NE, on September 14, 1932, to Phinehas and Leona Hutchinson. She passed away on May 22nd, 2024, after Alzheimer’s took her memory and cancer invaded her body.

In 1938, Pat’s family relocated to El Reno, OK, where they established a nursery business. Pat attended El Reno High School, graduating in 1950. Her journey continued at Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, where she met her beloved husband, Don Wonderly, at the Wesley Foundation. They exchanged vows on August 31, 1952, in El Reno.

Pat was very supportive as Don pursued his education and Air Force service assignments in San Antonio, TX, Biloxi, MS, and Williams Bay, WI. Together, they welcomed four children into their home, where Pat dedicated herself to caring for her family.

Throughout her life, Pat was actively involved in her community. From serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother to assisting with Girl Scout activities and school events, she played an integral role in shaping the lives of her children. Pat was a seamstress and made clothes for herself and children.  Pat also served as a dedicated poll worker during elections.  Once her children were older, Pat rejoined the workforce.  She was employed by Gulf/Chevron for fifteen years.

Pat’s faith was a cornerstone of her life. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in OKC.  In 1970, when they moved to Bethany, she joined St. Mark’s UMC. She was an active member for over 50 years, where she made many lifelong friends. Her involvement in the choir, Bible school and women’s support organizations reflected her deep commitment to her faith community. She and husband Don joined the 2nd Winders group where they formed lasting relationships.

An avid lover of the outdoors, Pat cherished family camping trips and outings to the lake, where she enjoyed fishing and water skiing. She loved gardening, and always had beautiful flower beds surrounding her house.  Her passion for music led her to pursue piano lessons in her retirement.  With other couples from church, Pat and Don went on many golf trips in OK and beyond where the husbands golfed and the wives went sightseeing and shopping. Pat and Don also played bridge with other couples on a frequent basis.  Traveling to visit family in other states was important.  In 2000 they toured Europe.

Pat and Don were true OSU Cowboy alumni and attended many football games with their annual season tickets.

Whether hosting holiday dinners or preparing dishes for church events, Pat found joy in caring for those around her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and generosity will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Paul, Jack, Ida May, and infant Richard; her husband; and her daughter Linda McKuen. She is survived by her daughter Emily Jordan and husband Ramon, son Jeff Wonderly and wife Melinda, son Gregg Wonderly and wife Tammy, son-in-law Ken McKuen, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Legend at Council and Valir Hospice for their care of Pat.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association (800-272-3900), P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Visitation for Pat will be held from 12 - 8 PM on Sunday, June 2,  2024, at Buchanan Funeral Service, 8712 N Council Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73132. Her Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 3, 2024, at Saint Marks Bethany, 8140 NW 36th St. Bethany, OK 73008.


  1. REPLY
    Elizabeth Collins says

    My Aunt Pat was a very nice Aunt to me. I hadn’t seen her since the 70’s, but got in contact prior to her death. I enjoyed her talks, and she was always encouraging and caring towards me. She was happy with the gifts and cards I sent her. I am sentimental so enjoyed making things to cheer her up. All of my family is gone now except my little sister, so losing an Aunt now hits home even more since she was my Dad’s sister. Emily, her daughter, called so I could talk to her. I appreciate everything Emily did to make her comfortable when she had to give up her home. Her sons also helped her when she needed it too. She was lucky to have a loving, caring family. She spoke about her late husband and she is with him now. I will miss the service, but will miss her more.

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