Barbara Patterson passed away in the early morning of June 6, 2023. She was born on January 12, 1950 and lived in Clinton, Utah for over 45 years. She was a graduate of Clearfield High School and continued her education in the cosmetology field, becoming a beautician for over 50 years including owning Magic Fingers Style Salon, in Sunset, Utah.
On December 19th, 1971 she married Marvin “Pat” Patterson. Together they became parents to two daughters. Marv worked for Clinton City Public Works Department for 13 years. As Barbara learned more about the city from him, she decided that she wanted to contribute to making the City better.
She began serving her community on the Planning Commission and then ran for election to the City Council and served for 17 years. Some of Barb’s volunteer time also included serving as the Council’s liaison to the Parks Advisory Board. She was instrumental in setting up the Veteran’s Park Memorial, the columbarium in the City Cemetery, the handicapped playground equipment at Civic Center Park, and started the stone signs that appear on Clinton’s various city parks. Over the years she also served on the Davis County Trails Committee, Heritage Days Committee, HAFB Restoration Advisory Board (overseeing the cleanup of underground contamination caused by HAFB), and Friends Board of the Davis County Children’s Justice Center.
Her hobbies included bowling where she served on the board of Directors for the Ogden Women’s Bowling Association and was elected to their Hall of Fame. She helped support the local “Spare the TaTa’s” Bowling Fundraiser. However, her main passion was golf and she would be out on the course every chance she could. Even when her health was bad, she would have her friends tee up her ball and hand her the club she needed and she would press on! Her other love was doing counted cross stitch pictures, which she then had framed. They covered the walls of her home and the homes of others that she gifted her creations to.
Barbara and her husband loved to travel to Tombstone, Arizona every year to participate in the Vendetta Ride and watch the re-enactment of the Shootout at the OK Corral, complete with authentic costumes. They made quite a pair in their finery.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Misty (Kelly) and Kristen, along with grandson Brodee and granddaughters Ashlyn and Peyton. She is also survived by her brother, Jeff. Barbara also had many, many friends, co-workers, and we can’t forget about those friends that turned into family.
The family would like to thank the Utah Cancer Specialists, especially Dr. Jason Stinnett and all those in his office that took such good care of Barbara over the past years. As well as, the Clinton PD and Fire Department, and her “unofficial UBER drivers” Caroline, Connie, Susi, and Bev.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 14 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Clinton City Recreation Building at 1651 W 2300 N in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Barbara’s favorite charity – Spare the Ta-Ta’s, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary.