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Patricia Gay Laub Newman

July 24, 1926 — March 12, 2023


Patricia Gay Laub Newman, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, passed peacefully on March 12, 2023.  She was 96 years old.  Her family, who she so faithfully cared for and loved with all her heart, were with her at this tender and sacred time.  She was an example of love and devotion to her family.
Patricia was born on the 24th of July, 1926, in Garfield, Utah, the third of four children born to Arthur Lamond Laub and Uaneta Theodelinda Christensen.  She was blessed to be born into a family who loved and cared for her. The family moved often as it was difficult for her father, like many other men, to find employment during the Great Depression.  Growing up, Patricia lived in Brigham City, Sugar House, Salt Lake City, and Garfield.   She particularly enjoyed Garfield where she would often go to Black Rock Beach and float in the Great Salt Lake.
She attended Whittier Elementary School, Lincoln and Irving Junior High Schools, and graduated from Granite High School.  In her youth, Patricia was involved in numerous activities including acrobatics, and ballet, earning recognition as an accomplished dancer.  At Granite High School she was a member of the Pep Club.  She distinctly remembered the red and blue Pep Club uniform she proudly wore.
As a result of World War ll, Patricia bid farewell to her brother Dick, who enlisted in the navy.  Departing for basic training from the Salt Lake City train station, Dick met Lynn Newman, a fellow sailor.  With Dick’s permission, Lynn started writing to his sister, Patricia.  After weeks of correspondence and a furlough courtship, Patricia and Lynn were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 30, 1944.  The newlyweds moved to San Francisco where her new husband was assigned by the navy.
After the war ended, they moved back to Salt Lake City.  A parcel of land on the Newman family farm in Holladay was provided for them, and it was here they hoped to raise a family.  However, a miracle preceded their being blessed with children.  Patricia and Lynn learned that because of a medical condition, they might never have children.  Their faith took them to Apostle Charles A. Callis for a blessing.  Following the blessing, children soon arrived.  Patricia was determined to be at home with her, soon-to-be, nine children where she could teach and instill in them the Lord’s values.  She stood with her husband, inspiring their children to be married in the temple, serve missions, earn Eagle Scout ranks, excel in educational pursuits, take piano lessons, and overall, be honest and productive children.
Church service was important to Patricia as she supported her husband in his various callings while faithfully fulfilling her callings in the Relief Society, Primary, and as Junior Sunday School Coordinator.   She particularly loved her Primary callings where she taught, loved, and inspired the youth, in addition to fulfilling assignments given to her by members of the General Primary Board.  Her children, on Primary days, remember how they could always count on having meatloaf and baked potatoes, cooked on “time bake” in the oven.  With her husband, Patricia served LDS Temple Missions in Switzerland and New Zealand.  In Switzerland, she served as assistant Temple Matron and Lynn was called as a counselor in the Swiss Temple Presidency.
Surviving Patricia are eight of her nine children:  Lynn (Margaret) Newman, Cherie (Lynn) Thomas, Robert (Shauna) Newman, Leslie (Kent) Osborne, Mark (Juliet) Newman, Kent (Karen) Newman, Heather (Lloyd) Berentzen, Patricia (Daniel) Brewster; 40 grandchildren, and 126 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Linden Stanley Newman Sr., parents, siblings, infant son Matthew, granddaughter Rebecca, grandson Brian, and great grandson Max.
A viewing will be held from 8:30 am to 9:15 am and the funeral services will follow at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the Olympus Stake Center located at 2675 East 4430 South in Holladay.  A viewing will also be held on Friday evening, March 17, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Olympus Stake Center.  At the conclusion of the funeral service, interment will take place at Memorial Holladay Cemetery located at 4900 South Memory Lane in Holladay, Utah.
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Web ID:  914 1483 2684 https://zoom.us/j/91414832684
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March 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM
2675 East 4430 South, Holladay, Utah
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