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Asher Justin Patterson

March 16, 2011 — February 13, 2024

Asher Justin Patterson, 12, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Asher was born March 16, 2011.

It is impossible to put into words, all that Asher was to the many that loved him. His smile would light up a room and he had the kindest, biggest heart and a great capacity to love everyone around him. Asher was easy to talk to and a great listener—although he did love to argue his point, especially about sports or video games. He had great tips and pointers.

 He played the man of the house and was very protective of his mom and sisters. He was so sweet and fun and liked to tease a lot. He would get that charming smirk on his cute, freckled face and swindle his two younger sisters. He would get them to trade and always came out way better—and everyone was happy with the bargain.

He spent time with his dad wanting to learn new things, whether it was remodeling a bathroom or taking on a new project. He loved to go hunting with his dad and his lucky cricket (Uncle Clint), he swore the only way that his dad would shoot a deer was if the lucky cricket went with them. He spent hours working side by side with his dad training the hunting dogs.

Asher had a close relationship with both of his parents and loved his sisters. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Asher would gladly spend an afternoon, with his favorites treats-- Milky Ways and Mountain Dew, relaxing on the couch binge watching a show or playing video games with his siblings and/or friends. Minecraft was a favorite.

He liked to teach his family about things he loved, especially fishing. He wanted them to love fishing as much as he did, a big task. If he could, he would fish every day that ended in Y. He set goals to catch a variety of fish each year. He also loved to cook and created his own seasoning for his fish. He swore by it. With that and some special lemon sauce, he even got his mom to eat it! He loved to cook and in addition to fish, made steak, ribs—anything expensive—for his family weekly. He called it his homework for school because he was in a cooking class.

As a 7th grader of West Point Jr High, schoolwork was not his favorite, but he loved being with his friends. Some of his friends included his football team. He loved football and the brotherhood that goes along with being on a team. They would get in the car after practice all smelly and had all their little inside jokes. His mom especially loved watching him play and made sure she was always there to support him.

Asher was 100 percent successful at getting his friends to love fishing. They liked to meet at Jensen Park pond in Syracuse and Meadow Creek in Roy. He taught them everything: how to bait hooks, clean, and cook them. The fishing aisle of Walmart was one of his happy places where he could get everything he wanted.

He loved music--all kinds. He would listen to country and then the next song would be rap. But when Ed Sheeran songs would come on, he would be mad! His family would get sick of listening to Morgan Wallen.

He loved hats and shoes but would grow out of them so fast. But once he would get a new one, it would be all he would wear. He was loyal to his new hats and shoes. He loved air Jordans!

Asher loved the mountains and the outdoors. Asher wanted to grow up to become a Forest Ranger. He liked the thought of being able to be outdoors and get paid for it. When he could not be outdoors, he would bring the outdoors inside by playing Sneaky Sasquatch. He enjoyed learning about hunting and fishing rules and regulations.

When he was little and they celebrated 100’s day at school. His was hilarious. He was going to be a billionaire, with tons of grandkids and sit on his porch and eat lobster bisque. He has not stopping planning his future since.

If you mentioned an adventure he was up for the task. He pushed through hard challenges and found strength to do better due to the influences in his life.

Asher is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; was so excited to become a deacon and hold the Aaronic Priesthood. His journey in this life was cut short but his memories will be carried on through eternity. Asher is survived by his parents, Megan Garrett and Justin (Tanya) Patterson, his sisters Aynslie and Anistyn, stepsiblings Carson and Sophia Ormond, his grandparents James and Becky Patterson and Leann Garrett, his great-grandma Darlene Strickland, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandpa, Gaylen Marcus Garrett.

Asher is a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. We cannot wait to see him again and finally fill the Asher-sized hole that has been left in our hearts.

Thank you to Northern Davis Fire District and Layton Hospital Emergency Services for their efforts and care of Asher and his family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Point Lakeside Stake Center, 855 N. 4000 W., West Point. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, West Point City Cemetery.

Services will be livestreamed and available at the bottom of Asher’s obituary page.


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Monday, February 19, 2024

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