Patsy Jo Payne Whitby

of Jerome, Idaho
Born: October 1, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho
Died: February 16, 2013 in Jerome, Idaho
Age: 64 years old
Jerome, Idaho - Patsy Jo Payne Whitby, 64, of Jerome, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013.
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.

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Tina anderson said on Tuesday, Feb 19 at 4:02 PM

Patsy had the most kindest soul. Always a smile and wave, full of life and love. She will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless and rest in peace. Love to the whole family.

Ron and Connie Sanders said on Tuesday, Feb 19 at 11:09 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Carolyn Box said on Wednesday, Feb 20 at 10:39 AM

Our prayers go out to all of you. Patsy was such a sweet persom. LaMar andCarolyn Box

Mary Murdock Hansen said on Wednesday, Feb 20 at 1:07 PM

What a tribute to a wonderful person. Our love and prayers and sympathy go out to Patsy's family. May the Lord bless you and comfort you at this time.

Carl and Norma Bartholomew said on Thursday, Feb 21 at 12:06 PM

To Al and Lane and all of the whitby families, We pray for strength and special comfort during this difficult time. All whom have had the fortune to know Patsy have lost a true treasure and wonderful person.

Carolyn Leavitt Thompson said on Sunday, Feb 24 at 10:51 AM

I will remember Patsy's cheerfulness and her giving spirit. I have always looked up to her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that you will feel of our Savior's love, peace, and comfort for your entire family.

Christopher W.Walker said on Wednesday, Mar 20 at 9:46 AM

Patsy has returned home now and will continue her marvelous labors in another dimension. Our heart and prayers go especially to comfort Albert Marion Whitby who sacrificed some of his best years in bringing the gospel to me and my family in England

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