John W. Patey

July 7, 1931August 12, 2016

John Widtsoe Patey age 85, passed away August 12, 2016 in Richfield, Utah. He was born July 7, 1931 in Liverpool, England to George Edward Patey and Ellen McWilliam. John married Laila Marion Mork on October 7, 1955 in the Salt Lake City Temple. He loved and cherished his wife of 61 years. John was a faithful member of the LDS church. He loved camping, fishing, hunting and singing. He loved and cherished his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Laila; children, Diana, Kenneth, Steven, Robert and Michael; brother, Donald Patey and sister Eileen Wallace; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, infant son Danny and daughter Kathleen; sisters Marjorie Howe and Joyce Patey and grandson James Johnson. Funeral services will be held August 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah. A viewing will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment at Valley View Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Valley View Memorial Park & Funeral Home, West Valley City, UT.


  • Viewing Saturday, August 20, 2016
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 20, 2016


John W. Patey

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August 21, 2016

Laila and family, we are so sorry to hear about John. We have so many fond memories with you and your family. My parents would also like me to tell you how much they appreciate your family and John. We would loved to have been able to make it to the ceremony, but circumstances and commitments we had, we weren't able to make it. May the Lord bless you and your family during this trying and difficult time. Paul, Bonnie and Dale Malmrose

Bob Mash

August 19, 2016

Ken and the Patey family, I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, my deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

The Mash family, Bob, Bryan and Lynda.

Harold Christensen

August 18, 2016

Dear Laila and family,

So sorry to hear about your loss our deepest condolences. I have many memories of John when we worked together at Eimco. Our prayers are with you and your family may you find peace in the gospel.
Your friends Harold Christensen and Family.

Gina Gregg

August 17, 2016

Michelle & Steven, I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family. Sending love and angels.

Julie Marie Johnson

August 17, 2016

I love you grandpa.. I will never forget sleeping over with you and grandma and our big trip to yellowstone..Give Jimmer a big hug for me, tell him how much we miss him.. Give aunt kathy a hug and tell her I named my first daughter after her.. I love you so much grandpa..

August 16, 2016

Dear Sister Patey,

Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Brother Patey's passing. We will miss seeing you on the bench at church and hearing his wonderful voice singing the hymns. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. Bill and Vickie LeMmon

monroe blackburn

August 16, 2016

He will be missed by all who knew him.