Patricia Louise Alcorn was born to Lillian Beatrice (Willis) Alcorn on August 2, 1928 in Brunswick MO. Her parents were divorced before Patsy was born so she never knew her natural father. In May of 1929, her mother moved to Beaver, Oklahoma and married Frederick Ernest Millikan on June 1st of that same year. Patsy was the oldest daughter of a family that would add 7 more brothers and sisters.
At age 6 she professed her faith in the LORD JESUS and maintained that dedication through out life. She was educated in a one room school house known as District 28 through grade 8 then went to high school in Laverne for a year and then Beaver for a year. School was interrupted during the war years when she was needed to help with the family farm since her brothers were gone off to fight. She was busy with milking the cows, plowing, driving the tractor or combine during harvest, and all the other chores necessary to keep the farm operational.
In April of 1947 at the age of 18 she attracted the attention of Irvin Eugene Huddleston. This courtship culminated in their engagement in July and a wedding on September 14, 1947. The knot was tied at Mountain View Baptist Church with a reception following at the Millikan home. Later that evening they were taken to Woodward to board a bus to their first home in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Pat and Gene had three sons. They were Ernest Edward was born on August 4, 1948, Stanley Eugene born on May 31, 1950, and Donald Ray on January 18, 1952. They moved several times during their first five years of marriage. They settled in Guymon in 1953 at the Phillips Petroleum company housing where Gene worked. In 1962 they moved to Goodwell, OK and bought a house there while Gene continued to work for Phillips Petroleum and Pat raise the boys. After the boys left home, Gene and Pat moved to Germany and then Norway. Pat returned to the States with Gene in 1982 and they lived in Houston Texas, where Gene finished his 35-year career with Phillips Petroleum. In 1985 Gene retired, and they moved back to the panhandle in 1991 and have made this area their home ever since then.
Pat loved to sew, crochet, needlepoint, and quilt. She was quite artistic and very talented. She enjoyed traveling quite a bit also. When the boys were growing up they visited Colorado many times and spent a lot of time camping and exploring. Gene and Pat traveled all over the United States. The visited every state west of the Mississippi and most of them on the east side as well. They visited 7 foreign countries which Pat found fascinating. They went to Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Greece and Israel.
Pat was preceded in death by her mother Lillian Beatrice and stepfather Fred; her two sons, Donald Huddleston and Ernest Huddleston, both of Pampa, TX; five brothers Nevin Millikan of Beaver County, Lyle Millikan of Shawnee, OK, Fred Millikan of Beaver County, Stephen Millikan and Jerry Millikan of Greely Colorado; three sisters Rose Mary Holloway of Beaver, Jean Cordell of Havensville, Kansas and Irma Foster of Shawnee, and one grandson Brian Huddleston of Pampa.
Pat is survived in death by her loving and devoted husband Gene, her son Stanley of Logan, OK; one sister, Lavena Winfough of Omega KS; one granddaughter, Stacy Hext of Pampa; four grandsons, Matthew Huddleston of Amarillo, Texas, Kevin Huddleston of Edinborough Texas, and James Huddleston of Amarillo, and Timothy Huddleston of Canyon TX, along with seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She passed out of this life at 1:45 A.M., September 3, 2018 at the age of 90 years.