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Patrick Carl Benton
12/25/1937 – 7/10/2018
Our Papa, our Dad, passed away surrounded by people who loved him.
Patrick was born to Robert and Katherine Scott Benton in Alabama on December 25, 1937. The oldest of six children, he graduated from Davis High School in 1956, joined the U.S. Army in 1957, and was honorably discharged in 1962. He married Jo Ann Jensen on May 16, 1956, they were married for 55 years until her passing in 2011. They had two children Patrick Carl Jr. and Katherine Jo.
He loved to be outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and gardening. One of his greatest joys was passing on his love of nature to his family. He also enjoyed cooking big meals and delicious pies. Patrick loved telling jokes, he was funny and loved to make people laugh. He was a great story teller, though often exaggerated and sometimes slightly inappropriate, his stories were truly the best. He had a way of making everyone feel special and will be missed by so many.
Patrick is survived by his children Patrick Jr. (Janel) Benton, Katherine Jo (Bryan) Bennett; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren including a grandson, Paul Carl Bennett and a great grandson, Ridge Patrick Beckstead that will carry on his names. Siblings Joyce (Vern) Hill, Judy (Brent) Cook, Joe (Sheryl) Benton, many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann, his parents and his brothers, Robert and Mark.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main. Friends may visit family Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
If you have them, wear your jeans, boots and hats. Pat was a cowboy at heart.