Las Vegas, Nevada
Patty Jo Thompson Lutes, 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on December 7, 2021 after a fall. She is survived by her children: Joseph Bryce (Eniko) Taukinukufili, and Barbara (Robert) Larsen; her grandchildren: Joseph Bryce Taukinukifili Jr., Vaughn Taukinukifili, Joscelyne Larsen, Sierra (TJ) Teikauea, Cheyenne Taukinukufili, Camden Larsen, Lincon Larsen, True Larsen; her great-granddaughter, Ailana Teikauea; and her siblings Ann (Tom) Reece, Guy (Beverly) Thompson, Micki Sue (Arnold) DeWalt, Joe (Trish) Thompson, Rachel (Riley) Peeples, Nellie (Nick) Hadley, George (Teresa) Thompson. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ada Smith Thompson, and her father, George Wallace Thompson.
Patty was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and an amazing example of Jesus Christ. Always wanting to be ready for whatever would come, Patty would always make sure the people around her knew of her love for them and her faith in the gospel. She was an accomplished organist, singer, piano teacher, and served many people in any way that she could. Education was important to Patty. She earned her degree from BYU Idaho, through the pathways program. She taught all the children that she helped to raise -- her kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and any other child she came in contact with, to learn from the world around them. Patty cared deeply about the health and well being of all of Heavenly Father's creations. She devoted countless hours to caring for, and supporting people, and animals including goats, dogs, cats, and chickens. She also loved gardening and found joy in bringing in a harvest from the impossible Las Vegas desert. Her passing has left a deep hole in our hearts, but we know that we will be together again.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December, 18, 2021 at 11:00 in the Cannonville, Ward Chapel. There will be no public Viewing. Burial will be in the Henrieville Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Special thanks to: the staff of Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas; the staff of Nathin Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas; the Summit Peak Ward Relief Society; and the Cannonville Ward Relief Society.