Patricia Bergan Fehrenbacher

April 18, 1930 - October 23, 2020

Patricia Fehrenbacher

Patricia Bergan Fehrenbacher, 90, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 23, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on April 18, 1930, to Edith Bergan O’Connor and Joseph O’Connor, in Manhattan, Illinois.

Survivors include her daughters, Pat Fehrenbacher of Beaumont; Cathy Fehrenbacher Bowanko of Washington, DC; Mary Jo Fehrenbacher and Anne Fehrenbacher, both of Beaumont; and Margaret Fehrenbacher Pinkston and her husband, Ryan, of West Chester, Pennsylvania; sons, Robert Fehrenbacher and his wife, Annette, of Vienna, West Virginia and John Fehrenbacher of Lumberton; grandchildren, Susan Fisher; Larissa Powell and her husband, Rodney; Matthew Fehrenbacher and his wife, Julia; Sarah Reitman and her husband, Mychal; Britney Hoogenboezem and her husband, Jeandre´; Gabrielle Flores; Rachel Bowanko and Ashley Fehrenbacher; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin Fehrenbacher, Isabelle Fleenor, Rylan Powell, Dylan Powell, Kolten Powell, Hunter Powell, Miles Roots, Mabel Fehrenbacher, and Nancy Reitman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Joseph; husband, Robert Fehrenbacher; sisters, Mary Dailey, Bernice Williams, and Edith O’Connor; son in law, David Bowanko; daughter, Jean Catherine Fehrenbacher and grandson, Michael Fisher.

Mrs. Fehrenbacher was a loving mother not only to her own children but also those that she taught in elementary school. She instilled strong morals, ethics and values and made a lasting impression on all. She was a devout Catholic who never met a stranger and always had a kind word or helpful hand. She was a consummate hostess who always had room for one more at the table. She had a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Her biggest hobby was her family but she loved reading, sewing and knitting.

A gathering of Mrs. Fehrenbacher’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, P.O. Box 3309, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 26, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 26, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont
Hwy 90 West At Greenpond Road Beaumont Texas 77713

Comments (12)

  • Larry and Judy Mcfarland

    28 October 2020 at 20:18 | #

    We are so very sorry to hear of you losing your mother. Y’all are all such a wonderful, dear family and you will get through this. May she be in Gods arms.


  • Monette

    28 October 2020 at 20:06 | #

    What incredibly special memories I have of Mrs. Fehrenbacher and her family growing up on Kohler/Jay. I can honestly say some of my best memories of my childhood involve this wonderful family. My sincere condolences to you all. Love Monette


  • David and Denise (Olivier) Farson

    28 October 2020 at 16:48 | #

    We are sorry for your family's loss. Pat was a wonderful person and teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  • Juliette

    28 October 2020 at 04:25 | #

    My deepest condolences. Prayers of comfort for you all.


  • Brandon East

    27 October 2020 at 19:46 | #

    An absolute blessing to have as a neighbor for over 13 years. Much love and light!


  • Faye Prejean

    27 October 2020 at 14:15 | #

    my condolences to Pat’s family May God give comfort to her children. May she rest in peace


  • Jean Parigi

    27 October 2020 at 13:51 | #

    God Bless her soul.

    God Bless her family. May she rest in Gods arms.


  • Katherine Rinando

    26 October 2020 at 17:07 | #

    My sympathy goes out to all of Pats family. She was a great Teacher that took pride in all of her students & treated them like her own kids. Prayers go out to each of you at this sad time !!!


  • Tommy & Debra Paulsen

    25 October 2020 at 23:42 | #

    We are sad to hear about Pat and pray that God will comfort your family through this difficult time. May God bless you with many memories for the days ahead.


  • Felicia Simmons

    25 October 2020 at 23:14 | #

    I didn’t know Ms Patricia personally, but i met her once some time ago. She must have been a lovely lady because she has kind hearted, loving daughter, Anne, whom I adore. I know she will be missed by many and for sure by her family. With love, thought and prayer, Felicia Simmons


  • Jane Nelson Kinsel

    25 October 2020 at 20:20 | #

    Aww.....I just loved Pat. She guided through my first years of teaching. What a wonderful person. I’m so sorry.


  • mike cacioppo

    25 October 2020 at 19:28 | #

    so sorry for your loss. i will miss seeing pat at church. prayers, mike cacioppo


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