Patricia Spiker Cederlof peacefully returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, January 21, 2024. She was born on December 24, 1938 to John Eldridge and Louise Walsh Spiker. She was much doted on by her three older siblings and was the apple of her daddy’s eye.
Patty’s childhood years were spent in her home on South Temple where her habit began of going home at lunch time to change into a second outfit for the afternoon classes. She graduated from East High in 1958 where she was known for the bright red MG that she drove around town and her little black book that helped her keep track of all her dates.
Patty attended the University of Utah and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. It was there that she met her sweetheart, Clark. Their first date was at a carnival where he threw her into a dunk tank. Her six children can hardly believe she went out on a second date with him. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on August 30, 1960. They moved to Arizona after Clark’s graduation and raised their family in the Paradise Valley area where they made many lifelong friends in the Arcadia Ward.
For a time, Pat’s favorite sport was tennis. She was the number one women’s seed at a popular Tennis Club in Paradise Valley. What she truly loved throughout her life was decorating for each holiday. She always welcomed any family, friends, and neighbors to tour her home and feel the festive delight that she did. As a mom, her children were her greatest joy, and she attended every event in their lives during school years and beyond.
Pat was a faithful, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her life. She served in the Young Women’s program for over a decade, and especially loved her time at Girl’s Camp where she was known for her first-class approach to camping. She loved working with the Webelos and was instrumental in helping her sons attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Patricia is survived by her six children: Heidi (Kevin) Tucker, Scott (Lisa), Chad (Sydney), Heather (Chris) Stanger, Jill (Gregg) Scoresby, Gretchen (Mike) Helm. She has 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way. She was preceded in death only 11 months prior by her sweetheart of 62 years.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Russon Mortuary in Farmington located at 1941 North Main Street, Farmington, Utah with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. and a funeral at 11:00 a.m.
The memorial service will be streamed live on this obituary page below. The livestream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the service.
She will be buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.