Pat was born In Plainview, Texas, on July 28, 1939 to Elmo “Tex” and Eileen Anglin. She was the oldest of five children and started her younger years as a backup singer for Lefty Frizzell. Pat was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star as were both of her parents and late husband. Pat loved to sing and dance and wasn’t afraid to try new moves like twerking or the stanky leg with her family.
After settling down, she had her first two children, Scot and Raylene Willey. She later married the love of her life, Neil Craft, on May 10, 1976 in Elko, Nevada. Soon after, Brandi and Sheri were born and their family was complete. Together they owned the Midway Lounge and Cafe and Shanty Shack in West Valley City, Utah.
When she wasn’t playing on her pool league, bowling league, or watching the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos play, you could find her playing games with her family and cheering on her all-time favorite team, the Utah Jazz. Pat and her family moved to Moab, Utah in 1989 where they purchased and ran the Edge of the Desert Trailer Park. Once the nest was empty, she went to work for the local City Market until she retired.
Pat had a love for her family and friends that was truly amazing. Her sweet, caring nature made those around her feel very special. Although she was a spitfire, to say the least, she knew exactly what she wanted out of life! Pat was blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, mamma, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed. She was able to leave this Earth on July 9, 2020 in her home while holding both of her daughters’ hands.
Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Neil Craft; parents, Tex and Eileen Anglin; children, Scot Willey and Sheri Craft; brother, Kevan Anglin; brother-in-law, Craig Hinckley; and great nephew, Branson Smith.
She Is survived by daughters, Raylene (Ken) Moore and Brandi Craft; siblings: Burl (Pam) Anglin; Dennis (Christine) Anglin and Kelly Hinckley.
A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Old City Park in Moab.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Moab VFW Post 10900.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.