Larkin Mortuary

Trilva Moss Patrick

02/01/1921 - 09/29/2017

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96 years ago, before a pulmonary embolism took her away, Trilva was born to Sterling Ezra and Bessie Ann Clark Moss in a small town in Idaho.  When she opened her eyes and saw the world, she said “do it my way, or the wrong way,” and she lived life her way till the end. Trilva grew up in Teton City with her “twin cousin”, Belva White Emery, thinning beets and digging potatoes until they both decided to become nurses after high school graduation.

During nurses training at the LDS Hospital, Trilva met and later married Robert Smith Patrick who preceded her in death 38 years ago. Together they had four children Sandra (Dennis) Earl, Sterling (Diane), Bill (Sheila, divorced), and Brad (Karen) Patrick. Those four kids gave Trilva eleven grandchildren and many, many great and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her hugely loved baby sister Deanna Kae Moss (Robert) Stenson. Preceded in death by her older sister Wilda Ritchie.

Along with her very rigid ways, Trilva had and displayed a big, loving and helpful heart, and was deeply loved by everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed by many, many people, but everyone knows she is now where she truly wants to be.

A special thanks to the staff at LDS Hospital wound care, Landmark Hospital and Life Care Center of Salt Lake City for their loving support and care to our mother.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 11:00 AM at Canyon Rim Stake Center, 3051 South 2900 East, Millcreek.  Viewings will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to services all at the Stake Center. Graveside service to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy.

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  • Trilva and I have been friends for over 37 years. We have
    done so many things together. Years ago there were four of
    us that had season tickets for the U basketball and Football.
    Lola passed away first and than Hazel and now with your
    Mom passing, there is only me. I hope to see them all again
    one day. Your Mom & I talked on the phone almost every day.

    I miss her very much and can barely stand to pass her house.
    You have a wonderful family and know she will remain in
    your hearts forever.

    Love, Margaret Cowan

    — Margaret Cowan