Jennifer Rose Craven Pate left this earth running into the arms of her heavenly father and singing Boomer Sooner on June 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. She leaves behind countless family members, friends, and acquaintances who have been forever touched by her infectious smile, sharp wit, and tremendous capacity for accepting and loving others.
She was born in Guthrie, OK on January 14, 1949 to Diehl and Jean Craven. She spent her years there as big sister to Lary, Caradith, and Emily and loved growing up in their house on Warner, with a Chevy in the garage, many beagles to play with, her grandmother’s piano she loved to play, and a neighborhood basketball or baseball game happening in the backyard.
Jennifer graduated from Guthrie High School a year early in 1966 and attended The University of Oklahoma with a major in Social Work. She spent her life cheering for her Sooners and proudly wearing one of her many OU T-shirts.
She left OU to get married in 1970 and relocated to south Texas where she graduated from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, worked as a social worker for several years and raised her three children: Jamie, Robin, and Brice in Freeport. She loved sending cards to friends and family for every occasion . She was an active member of the Freeport Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them participate in sports, dance, music and church activities.
Jennifer leaves everyone who knew her enriched and blessed by her legacy of passion, loyalty, warmth, humor, and unconditional love.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, her beloved nephew, Jeff Craven, and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children: Jamie Thompson, Robin Pate, and Brice and his wife Brandy Pate; her grandchildren: Faith, Anthony, Brynna, Bronson, and Addilyn; her brother and his wife, Lary and Kathy Craven; sister, Caradith; sister and brother-in-law, Emily and Gary Orosco; her nieces and nephews: Brian Craven, Sandy and husband Edrick Harrell, Courtney Orosco, Faber Orosco, Jordan and husband Josh Carroll, and her dear friend, Johnnie Branam.