Bartlett "Bart" Edward Paskins

1939 ~ 2022

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We are heartbroken to announce that Bartlett “Bart” Edward Paskins passed away at age 83 on December 6, 2022 from complications from surgery in Sandy, Utah. He was born May 23, 1939 to Edward “Ted” Alonzo Paskins and Celia Johnson Paskins in Preston, Idaho. He lived his childhood in Treasureton, Idaho. He attended Preston High School and immediately joined the Air Force. Bart was stationed in South Korea at the end of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1962.

Bart met the love of his life, Carolyn Howell Paskins, and they married on March 24, 1961. Later that year, they welcomed their first daughter Sheri, and 5 ½ years later, Heidi was born. Bart was the best girl-dad ever. They bought their first home in Sandy, Utah in the early 1970s, and he lived there independently his entire life.

Bart had a love of old cars and spent many weekends roaming old car shows. He also enjoyed golfing with his brother Kent Paskins and brother-in-law Jay Christensen and spent long lunches with family together after golf.

Bart loved traveling with his family and spending days on the boat at The Great Salt Lake, Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell. He never turned down an opportunity to join his family on an adventure. He spent many trips in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Bear Lake, Idaho, California, Hawaii, Mexico, and more, making memories with his family. His greatest joy was getting together with family for birthdays and holidays, and his phone was full of happy pictures and videos of all his favorite people.

He had an incredible work ethic that he passed on to his daughters and grandkids. He worked for American Linen (ALSCO) for 54 year and retired in his early 70s. He was fair and honest in all of his dealings. He loved keeping in touch with his work buddies and enjoyed monthly luncheons where they would spend hours talking about the good old days.

He adored his sweet neighbors who frequently included him in their backyard barbeques and always kept an eye on him for his family. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the love and care they showed our father.

Bart was charming and had a great personality. He was fun and friendly to everyone. He could make you smile with a joke or a touch of sarcasm. He was fair and honest in all of his dealings, and he always treated others like he wanted to be treated.

Bart is survived by daughters Sheri (Michael Scheuer) Paskins and Heidi (Troy) Bean; grandchildren Chelsea (Landen) Curtis, Gerrett (Tori) Pitkin, Preston Bean, Tessa (Harrison Conway) Scheuer, and Caitlin (Guy Watson) Scheuer; and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Bonnie (Jay) Christensen, Glenna (Bruce) Jenson, and sister-in-law Joy, as well as his beloved rescue dog, Saylor.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife Carolyn Paskins, parents Ted and Celia Paskins, and his brother Kent Paskins, as well as another rescue dog, Ginger.

Bart’s celebration of life will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy, Utah. Visitation/viewing will be Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, December 16, 2022 from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. with internment following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the CAWS (Community Animal Welfare Society) Pet Rescue in Bart’s name. CAWS can be found at or on Venmo @CAWSANIMALS.

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Beautiful tribute! He was a wonderful man and loved his girls!! May you find some peace during this difficult time!
My love always!

- Connie Windley

Such a profound loss! Bart was an amazing man. Always with family and so happy to be there. We are so sadden by your deep loss. Peace and love to you and your extended family and may your father’s sweet smile be ever present in your minds and hearts.

- Kate &Boyd Christensen

How I wish he could have pulled through and given you at least a few more years of adventures together! My mom said she would hear about his travels and fun times with you Heidi and Sheri-- including ziplining!-- and that she would jokingly tell him to "act his age!" I'm so thankful and honored to have him for an uncle and know he blessed so many lives with his goodness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ❤️

- Tiffany & Josh Eckman

Bart was at the grocery store daily. I always looked for him when I was at the Smiths in Sandy; and a great majority of the time, I could find him. His warm smile and friendliness were never failing You are so right: he was the BEST girl dad! What a legend. I love this man. Heidi and Sheri, wishing you both healing hearts and continued good memories. Hugs.

- Debbie Richards

I am so sorry to hear of Bart's passing. He was such a sweet man!

- Margie Williams

To Sherrie and Heidi, I am so deeply sorry to hear about your Great Dad’s passing, he was such a cool guy and I know my mom and dad enjoyed time with your mom and dad, I know when jour mom had to go to work at the salon Bart would take her down there and come pick her up when she was done, your dad loved your mom and you girls, and I know he loved the old cars, I saw him at some of the shows because I have a old car too and he would always stop by to look at my car. I know that your parents are up there having a good time and talking to all the old neighbors.
I didn’t hear anything from the old neighborhood that he had passed, so I’m deeply sorry, and I know he’s happy to be with his sweetheart.

- Marla (Smith) Lay