Patricia Blakley Watson

Sept. 18, 1941-Aug. 16, 2022

Blessed be the restoration of Patricia Blakley Watson who, late in the night of Aug. 16, 2022, ascended to the higher realms of our spiritual growth.

Pat was a spirited soul, who started her story when she was born in Ogden, Utah, to Altamae and Bud Blakley on Sept 18, 1941. She was an only child and raised by her loving parents as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She grew up there and became the mother that we all know, having married Ronald Leon Watson.

She had young adventures of moving from Ogden to the Midwest with her little family just starting to grow and then returning to Southern Utah a little later on to settle and continue her great works. Her family continued to grow and she enjoyed many wonderful small-town experiences in Touquerville, Utah. The old cradle swimming hole, picnics, out-of-town friends and family visitors, penny candy runs, town celebrations and nights at the local hot springs, to name a few of her favorites.

She was a dedicated woman and gave so much of herself to others in her 30-plus years at Intermountain Healthcare in the maternity ward, a little later in her life’s story. She found special friends there whom she loves dearly and enjoyed working with. She expressed many times the great rewards she felt to be a part of this special time of life just beginning for all the little ones that she held and the mothers she comforted in times of need.

She retired only when her own health was starting to decline and her own family had grown much larger by then. These later years of her story were mostly spent with her close family, friends and favorite hobby of crocheting, of which her talents were unparalleled. The meticulous patterns of each individual knot that create such beauty, are a perfect representation of her life.

She was proceeded in death by her husband and two grandsons Ronald L. Watson, Kevin L. Watson and Beau S. Nielsen.

She is survived by loving friends and her also spirited children Becky, Brian, Bill, Janna, Leston and Trisha – all of whom carry the responsibilities of the much larger family now. Having grown into 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, who lovingly refer to her as “Grandma The Great.”

We know that in her matriarchal years, she enjoyed watching her family grow and continue our “never-ending stories” …

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Highland Park, 1250 Highland Parkway, Washington, Utah, on Sept. 11 (Grandparent’s Day), 3-6 p.m.

Condolences may be shared on the McMillan Mortuary website.

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