Patchin of Boise, passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 2019 following
an extended illness.
She was born in Casper,
Wyoming, she and her twin sister Pauline were the youngest of seven kids born
to Alma and Ruth Layland.
She grew up on
ranches in western Wyoming, helping her folks do all that was necessary to make
a ranch succeed, from raking hay to cooking for the hired hands.
She attended Cokeville High School and
graduated in 1946.
she worked on the ranch, and also joined her older sister Helen in Salt Lake
City where she worked for the telephone company.
Later, through her older brother, she met and
married Don Patchin in 1951 and together they raised three sons, Rocky, Paul
and Jim and a niece Josephine in Idaho, California and Oregon.
Pat was a
wonderful mother and homemaker who was devoted to her family, raising her
children and niece with love and discipline, determined to mold them into
productive and caring adults.
protective of her kids but also demanded accountability when they were in the
Pat volunteered for various
organizations, serving as president of the local chapter of the American Legion
Women’s Auxiliary and as a board member of the Children’s Home Society.
Most importantly, she was a loving wife,
mother and grandmother who poured her life and love into each one of her
preceded in death by her husband, Don, and her brothers and sisters including
her twin sister Pauline, who passed away less than three weeks prior to
She is survived by her sons, Rocky
(Karen) Patchin of Lacey, WA; Paul (Linda) Patchin of Boise, Jim (Chelese)
Patchin of Shelley, ID; Josephine Puff of Henderson, NV, twelve grandchildren
and four great-granddaughters.
services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday Jan. 27 at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
with Pastor Jon Prigge officiating.
Burial will follow the next day at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in
Idaho Falls, Idaho.