A Celebration of Life for Pat Dickey, 59, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Uinta Bible Baptist Church, 2411 Wasatch Road, with Pastor Mark Butcher officiating.
Visitation and viewing will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Crandall Funeral Home.
Pat passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 20, following a courageous three-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born Patti Ann Malan on Oct. 1, 1954 in Ogden, Utah to Bernice Brinkerhoff and Frank Joseph Malan. She attended Ogden High School and Hollywood Beauty College.
Pat married in 1969 resulting in the birth of her two children, Laddie Ray Tycz, Jr and Tina Jo Tycz. That union ended in 1979. That same year she met her “best friend and the love of her life”, Ray “Slim” Allen Dickey whom she married Aug. 28, 1980. They were blessed with 33 years of marriage, business partnership and many crazy adventures. Whether they were fishing, riding horses, working, mining for gold, cutting timber, or just going for one of their off-the-beaten-trail drives…they were an inseparable pair acquiring an extended network of friends and chosen family through the years, who are all very dear to them.
An extremely talented and compassionate lady, Pat inherited a special way with children and animals from the dad that she adored. She was an avid horsewoman and she loved to make them the subject of her beautiful pencil sketches and carvings throughout the beloved home that she and Slim built together. She was always reading a novel, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens or cooking something wonderful for people to eat.
She impacted many lives through her kind, giving, and selfless spirit. She drew incredible strength from her love of the Lord, displaying courage, good humor, intelligence, and loyalty no matter what the circumstance. She will be greatly missed until we see her in Heaven.
She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and an infant grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Allen Dickey of Evanston, her brothers, Ernest Francis Malan (Cherie) of Ivins, Utah and Max Riley Malan of Virgin, Utah, her son, Laddie Ray Tycz, Jr. of Evanston, her daughter, Tina Jo Cummings (James) of Rock Springs, her stepdaughter, Amy Ja Lockmer (Troy ) of Butte, Mont., her stepson, Justin Allen Dickey (Amy) of Carson City, Nev., her furry kids, ZippieDoodle & Tagaroo; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Pat requested that friends and family “wear her favorite color, navy blue, or any other cheery color to celebrate her life.” In lieu of flowers, please donate in her honor to: WY Cancer Resource Services, 1013 W. Cheyenne, Rm 106, Evanston, WY 82930 - (307) 789-8771 or your local Humane Society.