Larkin Mortuary

Patricia Ann Job Royce

02/13/1947 - 09/25/2017

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Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend.  Patty passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family, on September 25, 2017.  Patty was born February 13, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jack Wilson Job and Dorothy Beth Welte. Patty’s mother lovingly referred to her as her, “Little Valentine”.  Patty married her sweetheart Robert “Larry” Lawrence Royce in Salt Lake City on November 7, 1968.

Patty attended Olympus High School, where she was a member of Concert Choir and worked at Arctic Circle after school.  In Patty’s early twenties she proudly worked at her father’s business, Esquire Linen and then for Baker Hughes in Accounting.  At age thirty Leisha was born, she would often say Leisha was her, “miracle baby” because she tried for several years to have children. In 1981 Jared was born and she was so happy to have a little, “Sonny” boy. Patty loved being a mother and always put her children first.  Later in life Patty returned to work for seven years at Intel Corporation in Accounting and then retired in 2009. After retiring Patty enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, taking day trips to Wendover and even a Cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

Survived by two children; Leisha Ann Aguilar-Ekstrom (Craig) and Robert Jared Royce (Natalie); nine grandchildren, Alec, Brooke, C.J., Kayla, Elaina, Isaac, Zach, Carter and Aaliyah and her doggie Tazz.  Patty is preceded in death by her husband, Larry; her mother Dorothy and father Jack Job, her eldest brothers Dennis Rae and Jack Ronald.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple.  Friends and family may call one hour prior to service. Special thanks to Dr. Garrett Bird and his staff for their care.

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  • Leisha and Jared, My heart is a bit empty without your Mom being next door. I miss my friend. I mourn for your loss and pray that each of you and your families, extended family and friends will receive comfort and peace. You are kept in my prayers.

    — Lesa Campbell
  • Leisha,

    May you be surrounded in peace and light during this difficult time. Your mom sounded like a wonderful lady and you are such a wonderful daughter with the love and care you provided. Your mom’s love will remain and the memories you created will surround you in her warmth. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    — Shirleen Hancock
  • Leisha & Jared &families,
    I remember the first time that I met your mother and how kind she greeted me. I will never forget her smile. I remember Isaac sitting on the couch with her and his saying
    “you are one tough cookie grandma” . She will be deeply missed. But, remember Heavenly Father only takes the BEST..
    Jo Ann

    — Jo Ann Ekstrom