At a very young age his family moved to North Dakota, where he was raised and worked on the family farm. That is where he met and married Jean Knutson. They were married in 1953. They later divorced in 1979.
In 1960, Pat moved his family to Moab, where he worked for his brother-in-law, Ollie Knutson, at Ollie’s gas station. Later, he started hauling uranium and continued to do so for many years. Fellow truck drivers said Pat was by far one of the best drivers to ever come along. He could dump a triple like no other.
Pat enjoyed hunting and camping. He was also a HUGE baseball fan. “Go Brewers.” He prided himself on his yard and roses. He spent many hours working in his yard. At the end of the day he always enjoyed a toddy with friends. He will be dearly missed.
Pat is survived by his sister, Edith Karns, of Lakewood, Colorado; his two daughters, Cathy (Terry) DeLay, and Debbie (Joe) Dowd, both of Moab, Utah; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa (Dennis) Neilson, of Billings, Montana.
He is also survived by four very special friends, Gary and Debbie Lawley and Tim and Alese Keogh.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Munger, Canyonlands Care Center and staff and the remarkable ladies of Moab Regional Hospice.
A small memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church.