Patt was born on July 5, 1934, in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Patrick and Ruth Henry. She was their only child. Patt attended school in Santa Barbara, including some time at college.
She met Pete Plastow and they eloped to Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 3, 1955. On their way to Las Vegas, they went through a snowstorm. It was Patt’s first time ever in snow.
Pete and Patt had six children: Jim (Joyce) Plastow of Layton, Utah, Bill (Linda) Plastow of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mark (Bonnie) Plastow of Owings, Md., Kent (Suzy) Gordon of Moab, Utah, (Scott) Tina Andersen of Bicknell, Utah, and (Brian) Missy Conklin of LeGrande, Ore. Patt has 30 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Patt loved football. Pete and Patt’s first date was to a football game. The fog came in so thick they couldn’t even see the game.
Pete and Patt lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., Florida, Virginia and New York. In 1978, they moved to Castle Valley, Utah.
Patt did some student teaching in Moab and served for a while on the Grand County School Board. Patt was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She raised all of her children in the church.
Patt suffered a few strokes over the years. Eventually, three years ago, it became the best choice and she moved to the Canyonlands Care Center in Moab. She was always happy and never seemed to complain.
Pete came to see her at least every other day. All who would see them out together knew of their love for each other. They had a few favorite places to eat together. Special bonds and friends were made at those places.
Patt was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Plastow; and a grandson, Tanner Plastow.
Patt’s memorial service was held on Sat., Sept. 28, at the L.D.S. church on 400 North in Moab. It was under the direction of the Moab 1st Ward.
The family would like to thank Moab 1st Ward for the conducting of the funeral. They would also like to thank Castle Valley Branch and Moab 1st Ward for the meal provided after Patt’s service. Thanks to so many for the care you rendered at the Canyonlands Care Center. Thanks to Dr. Jonas Munger of Moab, who cared for Patt for years. Thank you to those in the emergency room at Moab Regional Hospital and the EMT ambulance people who tended to her the night she broke her hip.
Pete and his family deeply appreciate all the friends and visits.