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Chesla Patterson (born Seely)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: June 30, 1918

Date of Death: July 28, 2005

Birth Place: Mt. Pleasant, UT

Death Place: Salt Lake City, UT

Chesla Seely Patterson 1918 ~ 2005

Chesla Seely Patterson, 87, devoted, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, peacefully left mortality July 28, 2005 to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and a joyful reunion with her beloved husband, Pat.

Chesla was born June 30, 1918 in Mt Pleasant, Utah the third child of J. Leo and Lucille Rolph Seely. She was raised in a loving home. Chesla attended Hamilton Elementary and graduated from North Sanpete High School.

She was a beautiful young lady, well liked by her classmates and active in many school affairs.

Chesla met a handsome young man who was working in Mt. Pleasant, A. Thomas Patterson. They were kindred spirits. While Pat worked Chesla attended business college in Salt Lake City. They were married October 12, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were the parents of six beautiful children. Their home was filled with love and hospitality. Exchange students from Japan and Pakistan, nephews, nieces, parents, and friends found sanctuary in their gracious home. The children were given opportunities for music, elocution, education, and travel. Nothing was too good for family and friends.

Chesla lost her loving husband in 1973. She was active in many positions of leadership in the LDS Church. She thoroughly enjoyed her service in the temple for many years of her life. She filled an honorable mission, all the while managing the family business, ATP Insurance Company. She loved to travel and visited many parts of the world.

Chesla is survived by her children, Paula (Kent) Hansen, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Lucille (Page) Busken, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rebecca (Scott) Brubaker, Salt Lake City, Kelly (Holly) Patterson, Salt Lake City (At her death, Chesla had 30 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren); sisters, Ina. S. (Frank) Morgan, Nephi, Utah, and Lucy Rae (Neal) Capel, Yukon, Oklahoma; brother, Edwin (Marjorie) Seely, Milwaukee, Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Pat; parents; brothers, Mark, Robert, and John R. Seely; sister-in-law, Virginia Vance Seely; sons, Thomas Robert and Scott Seely Patterson; and one grandson, Patrick Patterson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2005 in the Capitol Hill Ward at 11 a.m., located on 413 West Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call Friday evening August 5, 2005 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one and one-half hours prior to funeral services at the Capitol Hill Ward building. Burial will be in the Mt Pleasant Cemetery, 800 South State Street, Saturday afternoon August 6, 2005 at approximately 4 p.m.

Published in The Salt Lake Tribune, (UT) – August 1, 2005

[Great-granddaughter of SGS # 2337 – Chesla June; John Leo; John Henry; Justus Wellington (# 2337); Justus Azel (# 836); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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