Our beautiful mom and grandma passed away peacefully at the age of 90, surrounded by her loved ones.
Pat was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Louis Edward Hammond and Dorothy Fern Shuman.
Pat married Harold Keith Howlett (deceased) on June 11, 1952. Together they had two children Randy (Amy) Howlett and Becky (Ron – deceased) Johnson.
Pat will be remembered for her brilliant and vibrant intelligence. Everyone wanted her on their Trivial Pursuit team! She was a trailblazer for her time, as a “working mom.” She was known for her extraordinary artistic abilities in crocheting, knitting, sewing and a multitude of crafting projects, making the most difficult projects seem easy. She was an avid and prolific reader and collector.
She loved to gamble (slot machines), loved playing cards, and was an expert at many card tricks. She studied and mastered astrology and created astrological charts for everyone she met. Pat had a passion for anything “fun” and loved to laugh. Her smile truly lit up the room. She shared many years and fun times with her special friend, Don.
She had a love for all dogs but especially her sweet dog, MiLing.
Pat's grandchildren, Jenifer (Sandy) Morgan, Carly (Casey) Foley and great grandchildren (Julian and Vivienne Foley) were the light of her life. She was a very loving and fun “Grams.”
Every fun, happy and laughter filled memory will be cherished by her “grands” and “greats” forever.
Pat loved and enjoyed her wonderful Johnson step-family as well; Ronnie, Nikki, Jada (Grant), Addie and Dane.
Pat was tiny in stature but one tough little lady. Her soft spoken voice and her determined character will be missed by all who knew her. Her spirit and legacy will be carried on by her surviving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss you Little One.
A private remembrance celebration will be held for close family and friends.
Becky I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can help in anyway.
Dear Carly and Becky. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I treasure the memories of my mom and grandma's so much. It helps sustain the great loss in our lives. With much love. Mary Ellen
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family rRest in peace my dear friend love you