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Patricia Anne Garlett

Born: 3/17/1936, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Death: 3/10/2016, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 03/16/2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 03/17/2016, 11:00 am, Community Church
Interment: 03/17/2016, 12:30 pm, Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

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 dies 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, 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, and Carla’s children Camille Hopkins, Tim Hopkins, and Tim’s daughter Brynlee.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday March 17, 2016 at the Community Church at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Donation can be made to the Community Church of Moab or to the American Cancer Society.


We are so sorry! Just found out today. I tried calling her and the line was disconnected. We loved her and your dad, They were our best friends for years. Your dad and Dick worked together at the truck lines and that's how we met. So many memories! When they moved to Moab we traveled there many times. She told me about all the trouble you had with your leg! So so sorry. Please let me know what happened. Feel so bad we didn't know.! 8012982102

- Nickie &Dick Titmus

Chuck and family, We just read of your Mom's passing. We only know Chuck & Travis from when they built our house. We send our condolences.
- Ann & Ken, Middle of Nowhere

Dear family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. Pat was a wonderful woman, a real asset to this community and a genuinely sweet person. I loved spending a few minutes with her when we met, usually at the grocery store.
I noticed the obituary in the TI, too late to attend the service and give you a hug, Pam.
Thinking of you all
- Page Holland

I always loved running into Pat at the grocery store, and when I think back I can't remember the first time we got acquainted. She was sweet, genuine, and always had a great smile and a kind word. She will be missed!
- Richard & Mary Jane Cozzens

Chuck, Pam,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a big comfort to me when my parents passed away. I appreciated that she always had time for a visit and a few stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
- Ron Dalla

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