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Obituary: DEJONG, PATRICIA

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Patricia Ruth Brady DeJong 1927 ~ 2010

Our beloved wife and mother returned home to the arms of her parents on December 10, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones at home. Born to Jesse and Leila Nix on March 17, 1927, in Bingham, Utah. Married Cornelius DeJong Jr. on September 16, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple. Mother to Vickie DeJong, Diane Barr, Kathie Johnson, Cornelius (Linda) DeJong IV, Michael (Kathy) DeJong, Joanne (Kenneth) Bowthorpe, Russell (Brenda) DeJong, Leslie (Looky) DeJong. Preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one grandson. She has two living brothers and one sister. She was also blessed with 38 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and could lovingly recite the names of each one by memory. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a wonderful example to her family, serving in many church callings. Her love for music shaped the lives of all her children and will always be a strong memory for them to cherish. Her ability to recall family history and activities amazed those with whom she shared those stories. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 14, at 11 a.m. in the Cannon 9th Ward, 1250 West 1400 South, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, on Monday, December 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment in the Larkin Sunset Gardens cemetery, 1960 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah.