M. Patricia Dean

M. Patricia Howell Tenney Dean
Sept. 9, 1931 ~ Nov. 20, 2012
M. Patricia Howell Tenney Dean returned home to the arms of her loved ones on November 20, 2012.
She was born September 9, 1931 to Sheron Minzel and Melva Smith Howell in SLC, Utah. She was raised in Sugarhouse and graduated from South High School. Married Gordon H. Tenney in 1949, together they had eight children; Steven, Jeff (Tammy), Dawn (Bob), Nessl, Dan (Janet), Diane (David) Breisch, Bonnie (Scott) Snyder, Thayne (Camille), and Travis (Brandy). Her family was everything to her and she loved them with all her heart.
Married Ross E. Dean in 1987, they enjoyed happy times and served a LDS mission in Nauvoo, IL from 1991-92. Ross took sweet care of our mom until his death in 1994. We would like to thank the Dean family for the many sacrifices they made in behalf of our mother.
Survived by seven children, 22 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren, her sister, Bonnie Hoffman and brother, Howard Howell.
A special thank you to Harold Duncan for being so thoughtful to mom during these last few years. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Jimmy, sister Elaine, husband, Ross and son, Steven.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd.) A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.memorialutah.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 25, 2012