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Patricia Ann (Olds) Henrie

PANGUITCH – Patricia Ann (Olds) Henrie was born August 30, 1940 in Toquerville, Utah, the youngest of eight children born to Arthur and Lottie Olds. Her parents both only reached the 8th grade and stressed a good education to their children. Arthur eventually became the year-round caretaker of Zion Park Lodge and lived there during the winter when the Park was closed and entirely empty. Patty thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Park and eventually also worked there for several years in the Lodge as a waitress.

Her experiences growing up in Zion probably help explain her love for geology, painting, collecting rocks, hiking, and four-wheeling.

Some of her high school accomplishments include being Miss Toquerville, Hurricane High Homecoming Queen, Yearbook Editor, State Debate Champion, and Valedictorian. She then attended College of Southern Utah (Valedictorian again), and then continued her studies at Utah State University. She received both a BA and MA in Education. She first taught at Adam’s Elementary in Logan before moving on to teaching in Albuquerque and West Jordan. In all she taught elementary school (mostly 1st to 3rd grades) for 30 years. She also lived in San Diego, Window Rock, and Herriman before retiring toMammoth Creek, and most recently Panguitch Lake.

She married James Burdell Henrie on September 10, 1960 in the St. George Temple after meeting him while attending school at the College of Southern Utah. They were married for 61 years. Burdell received a BS degree in Engineering at Utah State University.

Patty Ann was active in the LDS Church and enjoyed many years teaching Primary and Relief Society lessons and also leading a Boy Scout Troop.
Patty Ann passed away peacefully from complications related to Parkinson’s on May 5, 2022. Her parents and siblings precede her.

She is survived by her husband, James Burdell Henrie and four children: James Henrie (Marianne S. Szoke, spouse), Michelle Henrie, Jason Henrie, and Joel Henrie (Kyrsten L. Morley, spouse). She is also survived by five grand-children (Julienne Shorman (Michael Shorman, spouse), Genevieve Henrie, Aidan Henrie, Lira Henrie, and Jaxon B. Henrie and two great grand-children, Felix S. Shorman, and Alexander P. Shorman.