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Patricia Sanders

Patricia Cope Sanders

Friday, January 2nd, 1953 - Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Castle Dale - Patricia Cope Sanders, 66, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2019 in her home, surrounded by family in Castle Dale, Utah. Pat was born on January 2, 1953 in Payson, Utah to James Austin Cope, Jr and Florence Fairbanks Cope. She was married to Dr. Ronald Bruce Sanders on April 16, 1974 in the Provo Temple.

Pat grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. She was the 7th of 13 children born to Jim and Florence Cope. Pat was a very good student and was praised by her teachers for being kind and going the extra mile in and out of class. She was very involved in high school and was a member of the student council each year. After high school, she attended BYU and then moved to California where she worked and met her future spouse, Ron Sanders. They lived in Los Angeles, CA while Ron attended Chiropractic School. After, graduating, they eventually settled in Castle Dale, Utah where they built his Chiropractic Practice.

Pat was an expert homemaker and spent much time baking, cooking and caring for her seven children. She enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, painting, and watching classic movies. She was very dedicated to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and spent countless hours giving service to those in need.

Pat is survived by her husband, Ronald B. Sanders Castle Dale. Children: Eric Sanders (Mara) South Weber, Alisa Parris (Lloydster) Vernal, April Earl (Randy) Cedar City, Ryan Sanders (Emily) Price, Leslie Larson (Eric) Logan, Nicole Burkhardt (Kalan)Tulsa, Jordan Sanders (Mallory) Cedar City, eighteen (18) grandchildren, seven (7) brothers and three (3) sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two (2) sisters, and two (2) grandchildren.

Viewing will be at Fausett Mortuary on Friday, June 14, 2019 on Center Street in Castle Dale, at 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 15 , 2019 at 11:00 am at the Chapel on 8th North in Castle Dale, Utah, preceded by a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am June 15, 2019. Interment will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and Family may sign the guest book and share memories of Pat at www.fausettmortuary.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Fausett Mortuary Castle Dale
    720 N Main Street
    Castle Dale, Utah 84513
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Castle Dale 3rd Ward
    165 West 800 North
    Castle Dale, UT 84513
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Castle Dale 3rd Ward
    165 West 800 North
    Castle Dale, UT 84513
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  • Interment

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 |
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019
    Castle Dale City Cemetery
    650 North Center Street
    Castle Dale, Utah 84513
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Delynn and Margaret Fielding

Posted at 07:14pm
Our lives - and the lives of each of our children - have been blessed by our many associations with Ron and Pat and your children. We moved to Castle Dale just a few years ahead of you and have enjoyed every minute interacting with you: spiritual times rubbing shoulders together in church callings and sharing testimonies, musical times including Messiah Choirs and April's piano lessons, Eric and Mathew sharing sleepovers, Eric and Mara spending so many fun happy times with Joshua and Kristin back in Iowa, Ryan and Heather at the Junior Prom Promenade. Pat was and is a Celestial, Elect Lady - kind to everyone, loving, thoughtful, fun, ever-faithful. She will be missed! Ron has given Celestial service in caring for her that has been an example to everyone in our community and will strengthen all of us forever. Ron has provided healing hands and a shepherd's heart to our family many times. Clear back to mutually shared days at the LTM with Margaret, Ron has been ever-faithful. We are so grateful for the knowledge of where Pat is and that we can all enjoy a wonderful reunion in the future. We love you! We pray for you! We hope we can help in the lonely days ahead! With our heartfelt sympathy, Delynn and Margaret Fielding, Michael and Tammy, Mathew and Liz, Joshua and Kristin, Heather and Robert

Brad Swenson

Posted at 12:00pm
Pat Cope was a classmate of mine in Spanish Fork growing up. She was always a great friend to everyone and is remembered by the class of 1971 as one of our best. A smart, good, kind, and caring person, who reached out to those in need. I wish I could attend the service and pay my respects , but I’m in SoCal. We have a class Facebook site and every comment about Pat has mentioned her sweetness and goodness. We are sorry for your loss and pray you’l Be comforted. We all loved Pat!

Emily Van Drimmelen

Posted at 11:38pm
Aunt Pat was the best! She was so beautiful from the inside out. You always felt completely loved when you were with her. She had the most genuine smile and the best laugh. I loved it every time she would come visit. She had a way of bringing love and happiness with her everywhere she went. Uncle Ron and all my sweet cousins, you are in my prayers. You are one sweet family that will carry her legacy.

Karen Fifield

Posted at 10:35pm
Our dear, Aunt-my-Pat. We love her to our cores. She was the most vibrant and loving hostess every time we visited. I will forever remember fresh garden vegetables, cherries from her trees, and perfect summer weekends with your family! We love you dearly!

Virgene Mau

Posted at 10:20am
My deepest sympathy to the Sanders family. Words can never express the pain and sadness that comes from losing those who have been such a big part of our lives for so long. Isn’t it so comforting to know that death is only temporary and that very soon we will see the fulfillment of Revelation 21:4 where it says that God will “wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” John 5:28,29 tells us that we will once again be reunited with our loved ones by means of a resurrection. What a joyous time that will be! Until then, keep close to your hearts all of the smiles of times spent together. May the God of all Comfort” be with you in the difficult days ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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