Angela Patermann Buchta, at 94 years old, won her battle with Covid-19, but lost the war of life to a stroke and passed away on December 31, 2020. She hated face masks and didn’t want to wear one anymore!
Mom was born in Deutch Rasselwitz, Germany on December 12, 1926 to Bertold and Marta Kuchta Patermann. Marta and her twin sister passed away a short time after her birth. She was raised by Bertold and his new wife, Cornelia Schiller Patermann. When she was 13 years old, the family moved to Berlin, Germany.
After WWII, Mom served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Berlin. Her testimony and love for our Savior grew even stronger! At a church meeting near the close of her mission, she had attracted a secret admirer, Bernhard Guenther Buchta. Once she was released, Bernhard’s sister arranged for the two of them to get together on a date. They found love and were married 2 months later, on October 13, 1947.
In 1953, with two kids, two suit cases and $100 in hand, their little family immigrated to the United States. They eventually settled in Utah, became US citizens and all became an eternal family on November 25, 1955. Mom served the Lord in many callings, from small Branches to a large Stake, in both Primary and Relief Society. Mom and Dad attended the temple twice a month with their German Temple Group for over 45 years.
From driving to favorite campgrounds, cruising or flying to Germany and Mexico, Mom loved to explore and travel. When they weren’t on vacation, you could find Mom entertaining family and friends at home or at their beloved mountain cabin.
Mom is now in heaven hugging her husband and the baby boy she never held or saw, and reuniting with her parents, twin sister, and grandsons Matthew Trump and Jammie Cooke. She is survived by her daughters, Brigitte (Dennis) Dority of Kennewick, WA, Petra (Butch) Trump of North Salt Lake, UT and Shirley (Joseph) Williams of Sandy, UT. She also leaves behind a legacy of 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
There will be a viewing Saturday January 23rd at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S in Salt Lake City, from 10-11 am. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. This will be followed by a private graveside service at Salt Lake City Cemetery.
We are forever grateful for the love and compassion that Mom received from the staff at Sunrise of Holladay Reminiscence, many of whom she referred to as her “grandchildren,” as well as Teresa and staff at Good Shepherd Hospice.