Pat was raised and educated in the Los Angeles area. She lived in Las Vegas for several years where she met Russel. They moved to St. George in 1965 where Russ began a successful career in real estate development and ranching. They built the Lucky Seven Ranch in Veyo and Hatch, Utah where they raised prize Charolais cattle with her family. She owned and operated Grandma’s Attic in Hatch, Utah.
Pat joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1967 and was very active serving in a variety of callings. She and Russ served a mission to the England London South Mission in 1980. She served as a temple worker at the St. George LDS Temple for 13 years.
Pat enjoyed horseback riding and was a talented artist. She always enjoyed welcoming and caring for many friends in their home. She is affectionately known as GG to her grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her children: R. Mark (Valene) Walter of Santa Clara, UT; Betsy Ruth Pilling of St. George, UT, W. Scot (Jill) Walter of Hatch, UT, C. Kyle Walter of St. George, UT, Chris Jacobson of Washington, UT and Todd Humphreys of Hatch, UT; 30 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren; brother, Rad Hatch; sister, Ruth Huchison; step-sister, Barbara Godfrey; step-brothers, Pat Hail and Richard Bishop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ, and her son C. Neil Walter.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. George LDS Stake Center, 591 West 500 North Bluff. Visitations will be held Tuesday, July 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., and on Wednesday at the Stake Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at the Veyo Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.