Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 9, 2017
Patricia Elease Poe Mosteller

Obit Patricia Elease Poe MostellerJanuary 15, 1931 – November 4, 2017

Pat has been reunited with her beloved husband Elmer on November 4, 2017. Pat was born January 15, 1931 to Melvon and Irma Jewel Poe in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She was the first child to bless this family, followed by two rowdy brothers, Jack (Vel) of Tucson, Arizona and Gerry of Elfrida, Arizona. Pat started early taking care of those she loved and her compassion was unsurpassed.

Pat married the love of her life, Elmer Louis Mosteller on May 6, 1946 in Bisbee Arizona.  Where they raised two rowdy boys of their own; Daniel (Glenda) of Stockton, Utah and David (Debbie) of Nephi, Utah.  She had many passions in life, raising her family, collecting rocks with her husband, bowling on many different leagues, playing bridge, the yearly hunting trips and her love of history.   She accomplished everything she tried; working many jobs in the community until in the mid 70’s she opened her own business in Bisbee, Arizona.  “Old Friends Ice Cream Parlor and Gift Shop” was a staple for many in town, where she sold her husband’s jewelry he created and many other rock specimens, while teaching her grandkids work ethics.   She ran that business successfully for twelve years until she decided that seeing the world was her new priority.  Pat loved to travel and although Elmer wasn’t much for it she never had a hard time finding someone to tag along. If you were to ask her where her favorite place was to visit you better have lots of time because there was not just one. Australia, New Zealand, Holland, China, Egypt, Bahamas’ and Hawaii were just a few. The highlight of a some being the “girl trips” but the most memorable trip was the one to Florida and the Bahamas’ for her 80’s birthday where she wrangled an alligator while holding a baby alligator. She was fearless.

Being a grandma was also a highlight of her life.  Her grandkids and great grandkids held a special place in her heart. After providing care of her ailing parents and husband she relocated to Tooele, Utah to be closer to her boys.  Her love for playing cards brought many new friends into her life and made her days delightful. Pat was one of those people that never met a stranger; if you knew her at all you would agree. She will be missed by many including, bridge partners, Westerners (historical society), neighbors, and her family. Pat lived life on her terms and died on her terms.  She leaves us with, “I’ve lived a good life but love and family are the most important”.

At a later date Pat will join her husband in Bisbee, Arizona.  A small social will be held at her home in Tooele, 192 South 200 West on November 11, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of your favorite charities.

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