Patricia Anne Barcus Garlett, 79, passed away on March 10, 2016, at her home in Moab.
Pat was born March 17, 1936, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to parents George and Edna Earl Barcus. She had a sister, Caroline, who died in infancy. Pat lived in Idaho in her early years and then moved to Salt Lake City with her family. She felt fortunate to live with her grandmother and parents and had many happy memories of time spent with cousins and other family growing up.
Pat graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1954. Through mutual friends Ned and Betty Dalton she met Charles “Jr.” Garlett and they were married in 1956. They lived in Salt Lake City until 1959, when they moved to Moab.
Pat was employed as a secretary and in administrative positions. She worked for various movie companies when they were in Moab. She worked at First Security Bank, and for the Bureau of Land Management for over 20 years. She was the Assistant District Manager of Administration before she retired.
After retirement, Pat loved staying busy with her grandchildren. She had always loved sewing and she also took up quilting. She always loved homemaking, cooking and baking. Pat had a beautiful voice, and she enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Community Church of Moab and enjoyed helping with church functions. She loved working in her yard, and was a loving mother and grandmother.
Pat and Jr. were married for over 40 years before his death in 1998.
Pat is survived by her daughter Pam (Jon) Kidroske; her son Chuck (Carla) Garlett; and grandchildren Matt Kidroske, Mark Kidroske, Travis (LaToya) Garlett, Corie Garlett, Taylor Garlett. She is also survived by Carla’s children Camille Hopkins and Tim Hopkins, and by Tim’s daughter Brynlee.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Moab. A viewing was held on Wednesday, March 16, at the Spanish Valley Mortuary, and will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.