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Patreecia Leavitt Thomas
Holden, Utah- Patreecia Leavitt Thomas, 75, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Ashford Care Center in Springville, Utah. She was born March 7, 1942 in Payson, Utah to Clyne M & Louise Bowers Leavitt. She married Frank Milton Thomas on September 17, 1960 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Patreecia was raised in Nephi, Utah. She had a great childhood with an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister. She had a great best friend and she did most everything with her and had many great adventures, until she moved to Chino, California when she was 14. They thought it was the end of the world. But it wasn’t long after that, she met dashing Frank. They had a great courtship. She helped convert him to the LDS Church. After they were married in the Los Angeles Temple they headed to BYU and the family was started soon after. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great cook she loved to garden, always had an afghan she was knitting, kept a very clean house, & loved to walk. She was a brave lady and kept the house going while Frank was away on military assignments, including two wars. She was an elegant, kind & sweet lady right up to the end.
She is survived by her husband Frank; 5 children: Charles (Sarah Hubbell) Thomas of Hilo, Hawaii. Kelly (Alberto) Vargas, of Provo, Utah; Becky (David) O’Neill of Holden, Utah; Daniel (Sandy) Thomas of Holden, Utah; Jamie (Brian) Durrant of Evanston, Wyoming; 20 grandchildren: Hunter Thomas of Salt Lake City, UT; Ciara (Kevin) Slider of Lehi, UT; Shae (Ben) Pesceone of Salt Lake City, UT; Drake & Zander Hubbell; Alexis Vargas of Salt Lake City, UT; Christian Vargas of Provo, UT; Ellie (Wade) McGinnis of Lexington, KY; Thomas (Amanda) O’Neill of Rexburg, ID; Megan O’Neill, of Holden, UT; Jeffrey (Destany) Thomas of Evanston, WY; Rashae, Stephanie & Aaron Thomas of Holden, UT; Aubrey, Kallum & Kipton MacDougall; Shyanne, Sheridan & Madison Durrant of Evanston, WY; 4 great grandchildren: Sawyer & Harper Slider; Aria O’Neill & Cory Pesceone; 2 sisters: Bonnie(Lamar) Havens, Seattle, WA; Betty (Clair) Havens, Ontario, OR; 2 brothers: Wayne (Ruby) Leavitt Ontario, OR; David (Robert Balthasar) Leavitt of Long Beach, CA.
Preceded in death by her parents Clyne & Louise Leavitt.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Holden Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:00 to 10:30 am also at the Holden Ward Chapel. Interment will be at the Holden Town Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online Condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.
Teresa and I just wanted to let you know that you and Patreecia made a lasting impression on us during the short time that we became acquainted with you and Patreecia while she stayed at Ashford. We know she was an elect lady and has gone ahead to continue to do family history work with loved ones from the other side of the veil. We appreciate your strong testimony and all that you did for us to strengthen the Grasslands 5th Branch and its members. Pat will truly be missed but we know she has moved on to a much greater calling on the other side. All the best - Love, Whit & Teresa
Whitney & Teresa Lund Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM
Frank and Family,
I am so sorry at the passing of your sweet wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. It was such an honor to get to know her and you at the Ashford. Thank you for allowing me and mom into your lives and getting to read her biography. She truly was an amazing women. Mom and I will miss seeing her and the family. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all at this difficult time. Love Lorraine Adams and Inge VanderToolen.
Lorraine Adams and Inge VanderToolen Oct 22 2017 12:00 AM
We are very sorry for your loss. Pat was and is a wonderful lady. May our Heavenly Father bring peace and comfort to you all.
Mel and Jerris Bennett Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM
My sincerest condolences to your family. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Krista Hepworth Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM
A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by John and Tracy Palica on October 20, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM
Love to you and your family, Frank! We love you and Patreecia!. Our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
Gary & Marcia Day Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 20, 2017
Dear Kelly & Berto, We're sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family to be lifted by the sweet, tender mercies of the Lord. May you find comfort knowing this separation is only temporary. We love you. Bob & Kim Richards
Expression of Sympathy Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM
Frank and family,
We were sorry to read about Pat's passing. She was such a sweetheart of a woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We are so glad to have known Pat. We love your family.
Elder Jim and Sister Jolynn Blodgett
Jim and Jolynn Blodgett Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM