Class of 1957

Patricia Luella “Patty” (Fine) Sterling

June 30, 1939 – May 1, 2005

On May 1, 2005, at about 4 a.m. a precious blessing from the Lord Almighty, Patricia Luella Sterling, passed from this life and has gone to accept her rewards in heaven.

“Patty” was born on June 30, 1939, in Borger, Texas, to Edgar Allen and Luella Fine and would have been 66 years of age on June 30, 2005.

There will be no public services and Patty opted for direct cremation. Her earthly remains will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Patty was a Baptized Catholic with strong Christian beliefs.

On Dec. 31, 1973, she and E.D. Sterling of Hobbs, N.M., were married and he survives her. Hobbs, N.M., has been her home for most of her life.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Leisa Luella Milliron, who died as an infant and is interred at Perry, Okla.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Matthew Milliron of Lubbock, Texas, and Mark Allen Sterling of Hobbs, N.M.; two daughters, Nancy Ann Lyon of Hobbs, N.M., and Judith Hodgkiss of Texas; a brother, Arthur “Mike” Fine of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Virginia Choate of Abilene, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

For their compassionate and professional care of Patty, please remember VistaCare Hospice if you wish to memorialize her.