Patricia entered this world, the daughter of William Vernon Carter and Lydia Angeline Ferguson, on May 3, 1928 in Claypool, Gila, Arizona.
It was in Claypool that Pat lived the first 12 years of her life and began developing her talents. She was given dance lessons as well as piano lessons. This was during the difficult Depression years and with money being scarce her mother paid for the lessons by giving the piano teacher finger-wave hair styles. Pat’s talent playing the piano became so evident that at the age of eight years old she became the Sunday School pianist in the ward in Miami. She enjoyed her music and through the years continued to develop her ability and progressed to Ward Organist, Stake Organist, performing solos, accompanying the various choirs and soloists during their performances in every area in which she resided. Throughout her life and her many moves, Pat remained actively involved with music and shared her talent with so many. Upon her graduation from High School in Kanab, Utah, Pat went to California to attend college. It was there that she met John Raymond Winters and they were married in Los Angeles County, California, where they lived for many years. Their marriage was blessed with three lovely daughters, Jill Christine (Hansen), Jan Caroline, and Joni Lee (Fulmer) who were all born in Los Angeles, California.
Patricia enjoyed traveling and visiting various areas of the world, including Spain where she enjoyed her visits with her oldest daughter, Jill and her family who were living there at the time. Earlier, she made many trips with her three daughters to visit her sister Kay, in Maryland so that in spite of the many miles separation all the first cousins came know each other and developed a close relationship while enjoying visiting the National Historical locations on the East Coast.
Upon moving from California, Pat lived first in Kanab and then in St. George where she enjoyed spending her retirement years.
Patricia died June 4, 2011 leaving her three daughters, Jill Winters Hansen of New Harmony, UT, Jan Winters of Cedar City, UT, and Joni Winters Fulmer of Henderson, NV. She leaves 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held for family and close friends the first week in July.