Patricia is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Paul) Ramm, of Bellevue, Idaho; her son Michael "Shannon" Barton, of Shoshone, Idaho; her granddaughter Janell (Justin) Porter of Carey, Idaho; her grandson Justin Ramm of Bellevue, Idaho; her great-granddaughter Kirsten Porter; her great-grandson Corey Porter; her sister Barbara “Boots” Kapustka of Houston, Texas & her brother James Yount of Aurora, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her husband Roland Barton, parents Leonard & Marie Yount, sisters Alice & Anna Mae & brother George.
Patricia was born on April 23, 1929 in Grand Island, Nebraska to parents Leonard and Marie Young. She graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral High School in 1947. In 1952, she moved to Denver, Colorado. On June 1st, 1955 she married Roland James Barton in Ventura, California.
Throughout her life Pat held positions to include being a receptionist at an ENT clinic in Nebraska, a clerk for the Sheriff of Hall County, Nebraska, a private secretary for an electric supply company in Colorado, and an office manager for General Tire in California. Pat also received her teacher aid & teacher assistant certification through San Gabriel Adult School. In her later years she dove into arts and crafts creating some beautiful paintings, porcelain dolls, and other amazing artwork.
Patricia was a social, active person who was very supportive of her husband during his years with the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations and Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team, until his death in 1976. Unfortunately a ruptured brain aneurysm in 1996 brought a lot of her activities to an abrupt halt. Fortunately, however, she pulled through. She was eventually able to enjoy spending time with her later-in-life partner Lance Browder in Apple Valley, California until his death in 2019. Her family and friends will always remember her as a caring, loving, devoted person but with a definite mischievous streak.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm and Friday, May 14, 2021 from 8am to 9:30am at Wood River Chapel in Hailey, Idaho. A small celebration of life service will be held at The Life Church in Hailey, Idaho on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Patricia’s life. Pat will then be buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California next to the love of her life Roland Barton.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Silver Creek Assisted Living, all the emergency workers on April 29th, Dr. Kathryn Woods, Dr. Amy Drumm, Dr. Leigh Morse and all the staff who cared for Patricia at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, and Mary McGonigal of Wood River Hospice. Also special thanks to the loving staff at Spirit River Café and DiNapolis Italian Restaurant in Apple Valley, California. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family asks that donations be made to one of the Wood River Area Fire Departments (Carey QRU, Wood River, Bellevue or Hailey) or Wood River Hospice.
Remember - Love is a choice, a commitment, an action, and a gift. A Brush with Art by Patricia Barton aka Patty Cakes