Patricia Ann Frandsen returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Sept. 23, 2023. Pat, as she was affectionately known to her loved ones, was born on March 16, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Gale and Lucille Landon. She was born in the Sacred Heart Hospital and the Catholic Nun nurses said she needed to be named Patricia since she was born the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Gale and Lucille thought that wasn’t a bad idea and the name stuck.
She was the second of five children. Pat, mostly, lived on a potato and alfalfa farm in Osgood west of Idaho Falls and later west of Firth, with a couple of horses, some chickens, cows, dogs and pigs. She learned to work hard and to love the outdoors. They had a horse named Tony that she often talked about and loved to ride. She also learned early to drive a tractor and help in the fields. Nothing was beyond her willingness to try to achieve. She went to Firth High School and was active in various organizations and was a cheerleader. She was everyone’s friend and probably the most popular girl in school. Everyone loved Pat! She was very well respected and kind to everyone. She always told her children to be kind to everyone, because you never know who your neighbor will be.
Pat graduated from Firth High School in 1962 and attended Beauty School while staying with her grandparents in Shelley. She was an excellent hairstylist and mostly enjoyed doing hair for her family. About one year after graduating from high school, she moved to Lynwood, California to be with her family, who had moved there one year earlier. While there, she worked as a bank teller which she enjoyed.
On August 14, 1965, Pat married the love of her life and fellow Firth High graduate, Kent Frandsen, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Pat was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was the center of her world. She was so important and supportive of her husband and his work. While she preferred to stay in the background, she was the energy and an important part of the reason their Media Company realized success. She was an important part of why some very special people came into their lives, both on a personal and professional level. Everyone loves Pat.
Pat and Kent were blessed with four children. While Michelle, Tiffany, and Eric were adopted, Pat always said they were meant to be her children and simply needed to arrive in different ways. Later on, Pat went in for a surgical consultation, and a routine pregnancy test was performed, which she laughed at and assured them it would be negative. The results were a huge surprise. She was pregnant! Pat and Kent were overjoyed to welcome their youngest son, Ryan, into the world.
Pat had an incredible ability to make everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world when she spoke with them. She was a kind, compassionate, selfless person who always put others first. Her warm and welcoming personality endeared her to everyone she met. She made lifelong friends wherever she went. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pat was often found serving in the Primary and Cub Scouts while also providing service to neighbors and friends. She shared her testimony of Jesus Christ through her actions and service to others.
Despite her lifelong battle with arthritis, she always kept herself busy in her home and in her yard as much as she could. She enjoyed working with her impeccable photo albums. She was an excellent seamstress and loved to quilt. She also loved to tole-paint, and on canvas. Her home was always sprinkled with positive messages, like “If you believe it, You can achieve it!” This Idaho farm girl taught her children to work and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.
In addition to her beloved husband and children, Pat leaves behind 11 grandchildren who were the light of her life. She loved spending time with them, watching them grow, attending every game, performance and competition and creating cherished memories together.
Pat will be deeply missed, but her legacy of love, service, kindness, and compassion will live on in the hearts of all those she touched.
Longtime friend Bonnie Gorney regularly spent time visiting and laughing with Pat over the final 18 months of life while in St. George. Her family owes her a debt of gratitude and also wishes to thank Pat’s special angels who so lovingly cared and watched over her. For months, her daughter Tiffany, granddaughter Olivia and Gracie Thurber provided hourly 24/7 care that allowed Pat to pass from this life to the next with grace and dignity.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents Gale and Lucille Landon and her siblings Lynnette Landon, Brent Landon, Bonnie Gooch and Scott Landon.
She is survived by her eternal companion Kent, and children Michelle (Cody), Tiffany, Eric (M’Lisa), Ryan (Shanelle), 11 grandchildren, and her faithful little dog Luci who would lay on her bed by her side for hours each day.
We love you around the world to infinity, Mom.
A viewing will be held on Monday, Oct 2, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at White Pine Funeral Services at 753 South 100 East, Logan, Utah 84321
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, at 11:00 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Providence Canyon Ward, 360 East 450 North, Millville, Utah, with a viewing prior to the services from 9:00 – 10:30 am.
Interment will take place immediately afterward at the Providence City Cemetery.
Those who would like to attend the funeral virtually may use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87917998442