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Ross and Patricia Bartholomew Obituary
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Ross Alma Bartholomew, age 63 and Patricia Lyn (Hales) Bartholomew, age 59 were tragically taken from us in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, June 16, 2012 near Kamas, Utah.
Ross was born September 23, 1948 in Snowflake, Arizona and was raised by his parents Henry and Catharine Bartholomew in Gunnison, Utah. He attended elementary and high school in Gunnison and served an LDS mission in the Central British Mission in England. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He married Jacklyn Peterson in 1971 in Manti, Utah. They later divorced. Ross served for more than 30 years in county and state government. He began his career with the Sanpete County Assessor's Office and also worked for the Property Tax Division of the Utah State Tax Commission and the Davis County Treasurer's Office. He most recently worked as the Director for the Davis County Tax Administration. Ross served in the Army National Guard from 1970 to 1996. Ross rarely missed a Jeep Safari Easter week in Moab, wore flip-flops year-round and was a connoisseur of local burger joints.
Patricia was born on July 3, 1952 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Paul and Barbara Hales. She attended elementary and high school in Spanish Fork and later attended Utah State University. She married Michael Royal Taylor in 1970. They later divorced. Patricia had over 30 years of public service including service in Wayne County, the Juvenile Court and as the Clerk of Court to the Supreme Court of Utah for the past 23 years, where she was well respected by the legal community. She was an avid Jazz fan, loved holidays and was an enthusiast of Christmas socks.
Ross and Patricia were married on August 15, 1987 and made their home in Centerville, Utah. Ross and Pat truly enjoyed their life together. They made a point of spending time with their families and loved the outdoors. They spent their spare time Jeeping in Moab, boating at Lake Powell, traveling in their motorhome and riding their Harley in the mountains.
Ross was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Catharine and by his brothers Henry (Homer), Keith, John, Sheldon and Lee. Ross is survived by two sons and a daughter: Jeffery (Rachael) Bartholomew of Bountiful, Utah; Court Bartholomew of Fresno, California; Shara (Kurt) Peterson of Centerfield, Utah. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Barbara. She is survived by two brothers, a sister and two sons; Douglas (Viann) Hales of Salem, Utah; Richard (Teri) Hales of Spanish Fork, Utah; and Paula (Eric) Carne of North Salt Lake, Utah; Charles (Crystal) Taylor of Lenexa, Kansas; and Benny (Jamie) Taylor of Lancaster, Kansas. Ross and Patricia are also survived by six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and their beloved dog Buddy.
A viewing will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012. A second viewing will be from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 23, 2012 with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. All services will be held at the LDS Centerville North Stake Center at 1450 North Main Street in Centerville, Utah. Interment will follow at the Centerville cemetery with military rites for Ross provided by the Utah National Guard. The family wishes to thank Russon Brothers Funeral Directors in Bountiful, the Utah Highway Patrol, the first responders on the accident scene and the numerous family, friends, neighbors and co-workers who have reached out during this time. Those who wish to make a donation on their behalf are asked to follow in Ross and Patricia's tradition of donating to animal charities in Buddy's name.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 20 to June 21, 2012
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