Wallace, Elizabeth Paterson, 1922-2011


Wallace, Elizabeth Paterson, 1922-2011


Bio: Elizabeth “Pat” Paterson Wallace (b. Elizabeth Paterson, January 19, 1922, Thurber, Texas-d. January 24, 2011, San Antonio, Texas), retail designer. She grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from R.L. Paschal High School in 1939. Wallace attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas for one year before transferring to Texas Christian University, where she earned a B.A. in art. After college she obtained a job at Joske’s of Texas department store working in the display department. She married William Brown Wallace in 1945, and in 1953 they relocated to Nuremberg, Germany and spent the next several years living in Germany and France. During this time, she was recruited to put on fashion shows for military dependents in Germany, France, and Italy, and produced 24 shows per year. The Wallaces also lived in Frankfurt, Germany and England before returning to the United States and settling in San Antonio. Wallace returned to Joske's as a wedding gift consultant and a bridal buyer, and later served as a bridal buyer for Frost Bros. department store. She is the daughter of Clifton Corwin and Lida Latimer Paterson.


LBJ Connection: Donor of materials from the Americans Abroad for Johnson committee