|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1931|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 2008|
Salt Lake County
Our loving wife and mother passed away peacefully on March 21, 2008 of complications due to Diabetes.
She was born the youngest of eight, on June 24, 1931 in Long Beach, California to Everard C. and Enid Mae Benson Ellerman, but has lived most of her life in the Salt Lake City area. She married Lawrence E. (Gene) Martinson on December 4, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple and recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. She was the mother of three children and grandmother of nine. Pat was one of the most talented people you would ever meet. She was an expert seamstress, a skill she learned from her mother. She used this talent to design and sew hundreds of wedding dresses during her lifetime. She was a talented artist, an avid reader, a great cook, and a friend to everyone with whom she came into contact. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served faithfully in many capacities including Relief Society President and teacher, YW Leader and Activity Chairman. Pat was a very generous woman, always sharing her time and talents with her family, friends, church and community. But most of all, she was champion to her children and family. She loved, nurtured and supported them throughout her life. She was their best friend and ally, quick with advice and understanding.
She is survived by her husband; children, Gary (Karen) Martinson, Jenny (Tom) Wiscomb, Curt (Bonnie) Martinson and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and six other siblings.
Funeral Services will be held on Thurs., March 27, 2008 at 12 noon in the Cottonwood Acres Ward Chapel at 981 East Revere Circle (5550 South). Family and Friends are invited to a Viewing on Wed., March 26, 2008 at the Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary at 4670 South Highland Drive from 6-8 p.m. and also on Thurs. at 11 a.m. prior to the Service.
Interment: Holladay Memorial Park
Published in the Deseret News from 3/25/2008 - 3/26/2008.
Lawrence Eugene Martinson (1930 - 1953)*
Holladay Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Mar 25, 2008
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