To view livestream of the services click on the Tribute Wall tab and then click the play icon.\r\n\r\nOur elegant and gracious Mom, Patricia (Pat), was born July 24, 1938 to Flora Denney and Myron Eugene Stam in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the second child of four, with one older brother and two younger sisters.\r\n\r\nPat’s happy childhood was interrupted for a year at the age of nine when she was challenged with polio. She was courageous and always gave thanks that her inspired family doctor limited her attendance at school and insisted she rest throughout the summer. She had no lasting side effects until this past year. Pat returned to her Heavenly Father due to recent complications from Post Polio Syndrome.\r\n\r\nAs a teen, Pat was a stunningly beautiful contestant for the Days of ‘47 Pageant Queen. She graduated from Granite High and then found employment with the Bureau of Land Management for two years as an Administrative Secretary. Mom was very talented with shorthand and fine-tuned her skill for several years.\r\n\r\nShe first met Larry Bradshaw on a school bus during high school. It didn’t take Dad long to realize he had tough competition to date Pat and to win her heart. He persisted, and after a year-long engagement, they were sealed October 9th, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. Larry and Pat were privileged to have four sons and three daughters (one lost at birth) join their family in Sandy and then Holladay. Larry and these children are Pat’s greatest treasures, and raising her family was her pride and joy. She taught each of her children to see the beauty and the positive in the world around them, despite the challenges that come, and helped them bear the weight of their own trials. Diligently, she set a marvelous example of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for her children to follow.\r\n\r\nSelfless sacrifice and service are the greatest hallmarks of Pat’s life. She served her community as PTA President and President of the Sugarhouse Rotary Ann Club. She volunteered at Primary Children’s Hospital Gift Shop, continuing a tradition that her mother began. She loved to see the smiles of the children, and she shared compassionate encouragement with many concerned parents.\r\n\r\nPat had a deep testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and regularly served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through the years, she devotedly served as Blazer B Scout Leader, Ward and Stake Primary President, member of the Young Women Presidency, and Ward and Stake Relief Society President. She served with Larry as Mission President of the Florida Tallahassee Mission from 2001-2004. The missionaries who served with them became her family away from home. She connected with and genuinely loved these missionaries and the members, staying in touch with many of them for the rest of her life. Her most recent callings were the Assistant to the Matron at the Jordan River Temple and Secretary to the Patriarch (Larry) of the West Jordan Utah River Oaks Stake. She truly loved serving others.\r\n\r\nNot only was Mom beautiful inside and out, but she also made everything beautiful that she touched. Mom found working in her lovely gardens, especially her rose garden, therapeutic. She embellished her home with her delicate needlepoint, embroidery, colorfully painted ceramics, and toll-painted creations. She created lifelong memories in Books of Remembrance for her children. Her hands were often warm, bearing a home-cooked meal for a sick neighbor; her fingers often calloused writing notes of congratulations, encouragement, and gratitude to others; and her heart often soaked with the tears of a grieving family member or friend. God allowed her to selflessly love and serve all she knew until her physical body could no longer support her, and her time in mortality was complete. We have all been touched by her love and we are honored to be her children.\r\n\r\nPat leaves behind the love of her life, J. Larry Bradshaw, and their six children and spouses: Dane (Liz Rasmussen), Russ (Karen Berling), John (Annie Simkins), Robyn (Warlough) Crane, Daren, and Joy (Ken) Woolley. She was “Grandma Pat” to twenty-five grandchildren and their spouses, and thirty-seven great-grandchildren, with three more on the way. She also leaves behind siblings and in-laws: Dianne Tucker, Marsha (Mark) Ford, Beverly Hebdon, Lamar (Gloria) Bradshaw, Joan (Jerry) Simons, and many nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nPatricia will rejoice in a beautiful reunion with her daughter, Penny Lara; her parents, Myron & Flora Stam; her brother, Eugene “Gene” Stam; her sister-in-law, Royanne Stam; her parents-in-law, Rulon and Marie Bradshaw, and her brother-in-law, Blaine Hebdon.\r\n\r\nLarry and his children appreciate the kind and caring staff from Aspire Home & Hospice and Caring Seniors who attended to Pat’s needs.\r\n\r\nPatricia’s viewing will be held on Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the River Oaks Stake Center, 8950 So.1300 W., West Jordan, Utah followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. This service can also be viewed live at www.jenkins-soffe.com. Interment will be at Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah following the funeral.