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Patsy Ann Engstrom, 63, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona after struggling with the effects of Breast Cancer. She was born in Oelwein, Iowa on June 15, 1958. Patsy’s mother, Betty, moved to Tempe, Arizona soon after Patsy was born where she was lovingly raised by her parents John and Betty Wilson along with her sisters Sally, Roberta and Nancy. Patsy had fond memories of her childhood years growing up in Tempe.
Patsy’s parents divorced and her mother moved Patsy and her younger sisters to Denver, Colorado just prior to her senior year of high school. Patsy met Ralph Curtis Engstrom in 1977 in Colorado and married on June 8, 1977 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Ralph and Patsy had 4 wonderful children: Jacob Benjamin (Sarah Corona), Lucas David (Carla Snyder), Bret Jordan (Elisabeth Heinecke), and Brooke Emmeline. Patsy loved and enjoyed her 11 grandchildren: Tyler, Hunter, Lililth, Auralee, Taryn, Connor, Luna, Dwayne, Brynn, Adele, and Penelope.
Genealogy was her greatest talent. She researched and documented volumes of her family history. Patsy not only identified her ancestors, she acquainted herself with their biographies. She had such a knack for family history and that led many people to seek her assistance in doing their own research. Her ability to perform family history research allowed her to connect a few adopted people with their biological parents.
Patsy loved to travel and visit the many wonders of the Lord’s creations. Her immediate family were able to take many vacation trips camping in the many National Parks and Forests in the western states. She loved to make a periodic trip to visit aunts, uncles, and cousins in Iowa. She was able to plan out some trips to California to enjoy Disneyland, the beach and other amusement parks. She was an excellent travel planner and knew how to find the best price to do her travel. Her husband, her sister Nancy, her daughter Brooke, and many other friends joined her on many of her different excursions to many parts of the world, including Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Antarctica, South America, Europe, Africa and many of the islands in the Caribbean and Pacific.
Patsy is survived by her husband, her four children, ten grandchildren, her sisters, her father John Robert Wilson, and her two brothers Richard Holley (Jeanene) and Peter Holley (Amanda).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 14 at 10:30 am, preceded by a visitation at 9:30 am, at the Lindsay building, 2618 North Lindsay Road in Mesa. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, Arizona.