Patsy Rae Patten Pratt

1931 ~ 2021

Patsy Rae Patten Pratt was born on November 19, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and passed peacefully on May 21, 2021 in her home, surrounded by family.

Patsy married David Wilson Pratt on April 23, 1948. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with eight children: Cynthia, Cortny, Debbie Fetzer (Robert), Jill McBride (John), Wendy Sorensen, Kim Pratt Ewing, Dave, Lance (Lauri).

Patsy and David loved playing cards with friends, bowling, traveling to some fantastic parts of the world, but more than anything loved to watch their kids and grandkids playing sports. Patsy was a dedicated fan of all sports and was more than a bit irritated when she learned that her MLB baseball package wasn’t set up this season so she could watch the Rockies. Sternly she said: “Fine. I’ll just watch the Jazz”. When her health was failing you could ask her what you could do for her to make her feel better, and she would say “I’ll feel better when the game starts”.

Patsy was a strong matriarch of the Pratt family. She had a keenly sharp mind, bright eyes and an infectious smile. Her posterity of 100 includes 34 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild - and she could tell you about all of them. If ever there was a ‘situation’ with one of the kids, she would always say “That’s OK -Everything is going to be fine”.

She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and wanted hers to be a forever family. We are all so grateful for the wonderful neighbors and friends that made her life so full of joy. Special thanks to Ana, Tina and Nubia, her hospice family that lovingly cared for our Mother.

Private services will be held.

See you at the ballgame!


As a young mother, I lived across the street from the Pratts on 4230 South in "lower Holladay" as we called it, for a few short years and always admired this wonderful faithful family. Patsy and I took a water ballet class together at old Granite High School and I fondly recall she was in charge of a toilet-papering party to decorate our huge front yard pine tree. She was certainly a wonderful mother and wife, and a dear friend to me. Deepest condolences to her sweet family at this time.

- Joyce (Sipes) Hicks
Sorry to see of the passing of Patsy she and David were such good friends and neighbors.

- Joseph M.Noble
Patsy is someone I truly love and learned so much from. She was the best example to me as a young mom. I will miss her

- Jeri Wehrli