Pat was born to Harry Turner and Viola Burkman on November 21, 1937. She lived throughout Utah and Nevada, where she loved working with people. Her passion for socializing led her to excel at various positions in retail, real estate and banking. After retiring from Nevada State Bank in 2008, Pat had time to pursue her passions of time with family, winning big at Bingo, doting on her precious furry family, crafting gifts & cooking treats, gardening or spending a day out with friends.
Pat married Byron “Bud” Lee Cassell in 1956 and was overjoyed with him for 24 years. During those years they had three beautiful children, Tracy, Brett and Patrick, who loved to cause mischief and were deeply adored by their parents.
After Bud’s passing on May 22, 1980, Pat went on to raise her kids and eventually met and fell in love with Karl Christensen, who she married in 1984. They spent their years traveling, visiting family, boating, and enjoying each other’s company. They shared a deep love until Karl passed in February of 2015.
To say that Pat will be missed is to underestimate our sorrow. Pat was always making everyone laugh. This life grew a little dimmer without her smiling face. We know that Pat is in an ever loving embrace with her beautiful daughter Tracy, husbands Bud and Karl, and her parents. Pat loved and was loved by many. She will always be remembered.
Pat was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracy. She is survived by her two sons, Brett & Penny Cassell; their children, Amber (Austin), Byron, Mathew and Kinsey; Patrick & Kathy Cassell; and their children, Alex and Andrew; Tracy’s children, Ryan (Leslie), Chelsee Lee and Riley; and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a Grave side gathering at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S., Salt Lake City, UT. 84117 on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. (MST) where friends and family are encouraged to share their stories and cherished memories of the times they’ve shared with our mom, Pat.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their “Guest Book” at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.