Patricia Ann Praag “GPat”, completed her journey here on earth on June 21, 2018, surrounded by family, and returned home to her loving Father in Heaven one-day shy of her 82nd birthday. She was the 2nd child in a family of 12, born in Logan to Delbert and Esther Saltern on June 22, 1936.\r\n\r\nPat graduated from Logan High and moved to New York for employment. She later returned to Salt Lake City, and made her home in Sandy, Utah. She met Timotheus Leonardus Praag at Hygia Ice Skating rink and were later married on March 2, 1962. Together they had six children, 2 daughters and 4 sons. They later divorced yet remained friends. \r\n\r\nHer love was as oversized as the Christmas jammies she gave as gifts each year. Family was her greatest source of joy and she jumped at any opportunity she could to be with them. \r\n\r\nHer free time was often spent in service, knitting handmade blankets for new additions, baking her famous sugar cookies, and lovingly caring for many of her grandchildren. She was a true testament of selflessness and despite life’s trials, she always remained steadfast in her faith of the gospel. \r\n\r\nShe enjoyed life’s simple pleasures and appreciated the sight of a perfectly manicured lawn, brightly colored flowers, tidiness with a gallon of pine sol, Diet Cokes around the clock, and a good afternoon sunbath. \r\nPat attended beauty school in her earlier years which ignited her passion for cutting bangs, leaving her grandchildren with a unique cut that consisted of more bangs than it did hair and was as much a surprise to the parent as it was the child. \r\n\r\nShe was the life of any party and her unfiltered humor kept us tumbling with laughter and never made for a dull moment. Life certainly won’t be the same without her. But we take comfort in knowing what a sweet reunion she must be having. Until then, we lean on the strong family ties she set before us, admiring the beauty of the legacy she left behind. \r\n\r\nPat was preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Esther Saltern, one sister, Ray, and two brothers Steven and Bruce.\r\n\r\nThose continuing her legacy include; Kim (daughter) with Michael, Eric (son) with Kris, Michael (son) with Melony, Michele (daughter) with Jerry, Terry (son) with Tracey, Timothy (son) with Angie, plus 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way. \r\n\r\nViewings will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM and Friday, June 29, 2018 from 10 to 10:45 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 1007 W South Jordan Parkway; South Jordan, Utah. The funeral service will follow at the same location on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11 AM. She will be laid to rest in Paradise, Utah, next to her parents.