Jacob Spencer Mart Patterson
02/21/2001 - 05/30/2019
"Jakiepoo" "Baskettihead" "The Wild Russian"
Jacob Spencer Patterson, age 18, from Sandy, Utah, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of May 30, 2019.
Jacob was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on February 21, 2001. He spent time there in an orphanage before he came to the United states. Jacob was adopted and eventually welcomed into the Mart Family when he was 4 years old, where he immediately fit in with his 8 brothers (Aaron, Austin, Dylan, Jordan, Joshua, Nathan, Nicholas, and Tyler) and 8 sisters (Ashley, Alyson, Emily, Erica, Katie, Logan, Mallory, and Sarah. Soon thereafter, the family was sealed in the Bountiful Utah Temple. Jacob was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was eight years old and ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood when he was Twelve.
On June 17, 2015, Jacob joined the Patterson Family where he became a son to Mike and Lynda, a brother to Michael & Angie, Aaron & Jeanne, Leslie & Kevin and Christopher; an uncle to 10 kids who absolutely adored him, Kaden, Blake, Nathan, Abby, Sean, Cody, Gabe, Emerson, Holden, and Halli.
Jacob had the most amazing blonde curls, the biggest brightest blue eyes and a smile that would light up any room. Jacob lived life LARGE! He loved being outside, he would get recharged from being outdoors whether it was alone to meditate or hiking and climbing with his brother Nate. He loved snowboarding, skateboarding, and bike riding and the freedom that came along with it. He loved sports and pushing himself from Football to recently competing in the Spartan and Terrain races with Mike and Angie. He loved all animals, drawing strength and kindness through them, he especially loved his dog Apollo. Jacob loved the Holidays, Christmas and Halloween were his favorites!
Jacob’s favorite thing was to make people laugh, he thrived on it. His eyes would light up and you could see it was nourishing his soul. He loved cars, all cars, especially the Blue Jeep he purchased in January. He loved music, especially Rap Music, the louder the better. He loved to listen to it, talk about it and even tried his hand at writing lyrics. Jacob was a beautiful writer. He was able to put things into words in a way that drew you in to the point that you could feel the emotion behind them. He instantly bonded with the “crew” from the coffee shop who shared his love of cars and music, they nicknamed him The Wild Russian because of his crazy wild antics.
Jacob had a style all his own, from his favorite bright karate shirt to his satin Asian style Jackets. He had more shoes and cologne than most girls. He loved jewelry, the bigger and chunkier the better. Jacob recently completed high school and his brother Nate will walk in his honor and receive his diploma during the Graduation Ceremony for Alta High School.
Jacob was fiercely loyal to everyone he knew and would do anything for anyone. We all feel privileged and blessed to have shared in his life and we will forever cherish the memories he gave us.
Jacob was preceded in death by his brother Joshua Benjamin Mart, his sister Mallory Lan Mart, and his beloved mother, Sally Jean Mart.
©1993 Susan Noyes Anderson
A ship fades from our view; we wave good-bye.
Her sails grow small, then vanish from the sky.
And sorrowing, we bow our heads, and then
we mourn that sight we long to see again.
But others wait on some shore far away
and watch the lonely clouds, day after day;
till finally, they see a shimmering light,
reflection of that sail gone from our sight.
And as that ship sails in, their joy does grow,
just as ours did when first we saw her glow,
reflected by the sun against the sky,
its beauty speaking peace to every eye.
For this is truth, that though gone from our view,
the ship sails on, her glory seen anew . . .
A Memorial service will be held in Jacob’s honor on Friday, June 7, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Crescent View Ward Chapel, 10945 South 1700 East, Sandy, Utah 84092. A visitation will take place prior to services at the church from 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Interment will take place following the services at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah.
Following the interment family and friends are invited to gather together at 7:00 p.m. at the High Point Park, 7857 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah, for a Celebration of Life where there will be sharing of memories and a balloon release.