Mickey Ann Wendlowsky, 75, born as Mickey Ann Pate on January 1, 1949 in Lampasas, Texas, peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at a local hospital. She was surrounded by her loved ones during her final moments.
Mickey was an exceptional woman who touched the lives of many through her various roles and contributions. After attending Copperas Cove High School, she went on to acquire her General Education Degree. Mickey then embarked on a rewarding career at Walmart, where she dedicated herself to the company for a remarkable 20 years before retiring gracefully.
During her time at Walmart, Mickey held several positions that showcased her work ethic and commitment to excellence. She approached every task with utmost dedication and professionalism. Her diligence and unwavering support earned her the respect of both colleagues and customers.
However, Mickey's accomplishments extended beyond the workplace. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW in Copperas Cove. Through this association, she demonstrated her selflessness and commitment to serving others. Mickey found fulfillment in giving back to her community and supporting causes close to her heart.
Mickey's adventurous spirit led her to honorably enlist in the United States Army. She served with distinction until her retirement from military service. Throughout her time in the Army, she displayed unwavering loyalty and devotion to duty. Mickey's bravery and sacrifices will always be remembered by those who knew her.
Outside of work and military service, Mickey had a wide range of interests that brought joy to her life. She had a passion for square dancing, which allowed her to express herself creatively and connect with others who shared this love for movement and rhythm. Additionally, she had an immense affection for dogs - they held a special place in her heart. Mickey's compassion for animals was evident in the way she cared for them and treated them as cherished members of her family.
Among Mickey's proudest moments was the birth of her beloved son, Earl Arp, in 1973. She embraced motherhood with a profound love and dedication that served as an inspiration to those around her. Earl brought immeasurable joy and fulfillment to Mickey's life, and she supported him wholeheartedly throughout his journey.
Mickey's parents, Mr. Enman Pate and Mildred Maudine (Smith) Pate, preceded her in death. She also mourned the loss of her dear brother Eddie Pate. However, Mickey leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will forever be treasured by her surviving family members and friends.
Her adored son, Earl Arp, and his wife Amanda, will continue to carry Mickey's spirit with them as they navigate life's journey. In addition to Earl and Amanda, she is survived by her two brothers - Jerry Pate and his wife Lucy, Kirk Pate and his wife Linda - as well as her sister Rhonda Pettengill and her husband Donnie. .
Mickey Ann Wendlowsky was a pillar of strength, kindness, and resilience. Her impact on the lives she touched cannot be overstated. She will forever be remembered for her unwavering commitment to those she loved, her selflessness in serving others, and her enduring spirit. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary woman today, let us celebrate the remarkable legacy of love and positivity that she has left behind. May she rest in eternal peace knowing that she made a difference in this world through her indomitable spirit and unwavering presence in our lives. Her cremated remains will be buried at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas at a later date.
A special thank you to Gentiva Hospice for their compassionate care and to the staff at Advent Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Comrade, Sabrina N. Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center in Temple, Tx.