Patia Elizabeth Hansen
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend passed away on December 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the home of her parents Patia and Elwood Frailey, in Tooele, Utah on January 12, 1946. As a teenager she met the love of her life, John Hansen while “dragging” Main street, they married on January 24, 1963. Daughter Jamie arrived before the end of the year and son John two years later. Patia and John spent the next 60 years building and enjoying an amazing life together.
Patia spent the first 64 years of her life within a block of her childhood home on Pinehurst Avenue. During this time, she served in many church callings in the 5th and 8th wards. To name a few of them, three separate callings as Relief Society President, also serving as Cub Scout leader, and every calling there is in Young Women’s. Patia selflessly served others her entire life, caring for the poor, the sick and the dying. She always went the extra mile to make sure everything was as good as it could possibly be for other people.
Patia and John loved to work on their homes and always left their homes much better than they found them. Patia worked many jobs over the years but loved working at the Style Shop best of all. She owned and operated a craft store called the Backyard Boutique with her daughter and her sister-in-law Nola Stever. Her last job was working for free for her daughter running Curves for Women. They loved this time together and so enjoyed visiting with all the ladies that came in to work out.
In 2010 Patia and John decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of escaping the snow and moving to St George, Utah. Together they built a beautiful home on the Virgin River, and it has served as a very special gathering place for the Hansen family over the past 12 years.
Patia loved sewing, crafting and quilting her entire life. She spent thousands of hours making quilts and other crafts she donated to many charitable organizations in need. She volunteered for many years at the St George soup kitchen preparing and serving meals to the homeless population of Southern Utah. She always loved serving people in need. She loved yard sales and estate sales, usually buying a lot of stuff and then donating it. She was an excellent bowler and participated in league play for more than 50 years. She enjoyed gambling in Wendover and Mesquite but never more than 40 dollars. Most of all she loved her family, she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren above all earthly things.
Patia will be remembered for her selflessness, her strength of will, making the best potato salad and rhubarb pie, Christmas Eve family gatherings at her beautiful home and for being truly the best, most thoughtful gift-giver ever. She taught by example, lived the golden rule and taught us to do the same. She was always a naturally beautiful lady and completely unaware of it. Patia saw the good and positive in everything. She would always find a silver lining. She had no tolerance for pity parties.
We will miss her more than words can say. But we will do as she taught us, we will go forward and live the best lives we can, we will take care of each other, and we will honor her by doing so. We know that when God took her back, He said “Hallelujah, You’re home.”
Patia was preceded in death by her parents Patia and Elwood Frailey, Sister Beverly, and an infant daughter and son.
Patia is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Hansen, Daughter Jamie (David) Beacham, Son John (Cathie) Hansen, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and one on the way. Brother George, Sister Dana, and Sister Coralee.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 3PM until 6PM at All Star Bowling and Entertainment events room 1111 N 200 W, Tooele Utah. Please come and help us celebrate Patia and the life that she had. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of our local food banks or the Tooele Community Resource Center.