Patsy Jo Payne Whitby
Patsy was born on October 1, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho, the daughter of Carl Henry Payne and Velda Baumgartner Payne. She attended school in Carey, Idaho and went on to graduate from Rick’s College. She married her sweetheart and eternal companion, Alfred Marion Whitby in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on August 13, 1968, two weeks before his two year deployment to Vietnam. She lived to love and serve their four children, Tami, Layne, Valerie, and Danny.
Patsy was a beacon on the hill for everyone and the rock of our family. She was a whirlwind of energy and fun with her bubbly personality and contagious laugh. Her favorite things to do included visiting grandkids, gardening and planting flowers, camping, shopping with friends and daughters, and she always looked forward to those little getaways to Hawaii or the Oregon Coast. She loved life.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served in many capacities including Relief Society President, Young Women President, Temple Ordinance Worker, and various other callings. The importance of visiting teaching was instilled in her heart at a young age and she never missed an opportunity to serve with her dear friend, Joy Matthews. She was a remarkable example who truly exemplified the savior in the way she loved and cared for everyone.
Patsy is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Alfred Marion Whitby of Jerome, their four children, Tami (Chuck) Riddle of Meridian, Layne (Amy) of Jerome, Valerie of Jerome, and Danny (Kristen) of Meridian, and 9 grandchildren, Brittni, Ashtin, Trey, Lori, Ryker, Xander, Quentin, Jordan, and Ella. She is also survived by one brother, Monte Roesbery (Shannon, MG) and many other beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A visitation will be held Wednesday evening, February 20, 2013, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, where family and friends may call from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Jerome LDS Stake Center, 26 North Tiger Drive, Jerome, with President Paul Tateoka, presiding and Bishop Norman Kump, conducting. Interment will follow at the Jerome Cemetery.