Jenny was called home from this life on January 19, 2021. She was born in Alvin, Texas on February 8, 1932 to parents Harry Herbert Field of Chatham, Ontario, Canada and Helen Schroeder Field of Velasco, Texas. Harry and Helen were lifelong residents of Alvin. Jenny grew up in Alvin on the family’s dairy farm on Schroeder Ln/County Road 146, named after her grandparents, Wilhelm Schroeder and Otilla Theresa Wierzbicke Schroeder. It was on this farm where Jenny’s love of the outdoors and animals, especially horses, flourished. In high school, Jenny was the Art Editor on the yearbook staff and did the drawings and artwork for the 1949 Alvin High School yearbook. In 1952, Jenny was the Brazoria County rodeo queen and in 1953, the runner-up queen in Pasadena, Texas. After high school, Jenny attended Southwestern Business University in Houston and graduated in 1952 with an Executive Secretarial degree. In 1953, Jenny started work as a stenographer at the Hastings Office for Stanolind Oil in Alvin. There she met the love of her life, William Charles “Pat” Patton. They were married in 1955 at Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin. In 1960, Pat and Jenny moved from Alvin but she always considered it home.
In the 1970’s, Pat and Jenny were very involved with Houston Metro Emergency React Team and had a home base/CB/ham radio where they helped many stranded motorists on the roads of Houston and surrounding areas. Jenny always enjoyed gardening and was in many garden clubs throughout the years. One of her favorites was The Blue Bells in Montgomery, Texas.
Jenny is survived by her husband Pat of the home, sister Margaret Eloise Field Plautz and her husband John Harold Plautz of Fredericksburg, TX, daughters Patricia Ann Patton Denney Creson and husband Norris Creson of Spiro, OK and Sharon Kay Patton Sembera of Alvin. Grandsons Christopher Alan Sembera and wife Belinda Elizabeth Zavala Sembera of Bayou Vista, TX, William Adolph “Billy” Sembera of Alvin, TX and Mark Alan Denney of Fort Smith, AR. Great grandson is Brycen Wayt Denney and great step-grandsons are David Lee Podergois, Derek Patrick Podergois, Dylan Jacob Fipps, and Daren Michael “Shorty” Fipps.
The family will have a small graveside service at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin. In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice.