YOAKUM: Matthew Patrick "Pat" Kveton, Jr., age 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 12, 2021. He was born January 10,1934 in Yoakum to Matthew Patrick Kveton, Sr. and Gladys (McMurrey) Kveton.
After graduating from Ball High School in Galveston, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. While serving, he married his sweetheart, Mara Beth Chesnut, in June of 1955, and they were happily married for 65 years. Pat was a tenderhearted, kind, gentleman who never met a stranger. His people skills and easy manner made him a natural salesman and always put people at ease. He was also tenacious, earning a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Houston while working full-time, and raising a family. He was the life of the party and nothing pleased him more than making others laugh. Over the years and places they have called home, he and Mara Beth have shared countless, cherished relationships. Since moving to Yoakum 21 years ago, they have been faithful members of First Baptist Church. Pat loved God and loved people.
He is survived by his wife, Mara Beth of Yoakum; son, Keith Kveton and wife, Debbie of Bryan; daughter, Sharon Shaw and husband, Sam of Spring; four grandchildren - Kasey Scullion and husband, Jonathan, Kristen Williams and husband, Caleb, Stephen Shaw, Brandon Kveton, and wife, Jenna; four great-grandchildren - Lucas and Ethan Scullion, Reagan and Hannah Williams. He is also survived by his niece, Lynann Carter; nephew, Delton Carter; and a host of extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Ann Carter.
Due to COVID, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Thiele Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.