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Pamela Anne Patton Tolman

May 16, 1950 — October 20, 2022

Our sweet mountain mama took that country road back to the loving arms of her heavenly father on October 20, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
The oldest of two daughters, she was born May 16, 1950 to Paul Auxier and Anna Avalene Hoover Patton in Charleston, West Virginia.
Being the daughter of a conservation officer, she was raised in various cities around West Virginia. Here she grew a love for the many animals brought home by her father, music, reading and history. Her biggest being the history of the Civil War that carried on into her adulthood.
While attending Potomac State College, she spent summer break working as a librarian where she would meet the LDS missionaries Elder Tolman and Elder Scott. After exploring multiple religions she later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized by these same missionaries. She then became the branch pianist and remained friends with Elder Tolman after he had returned home to Idaho. He would return to West Virginia for Christmas to visit her and her family.
She was sealed for time and eternity, to the love of her life David William Tolman on June 9,1970 in the Idaho Falls temple. She always wanted a big family, which she started the year after being married and after many miscarriages, ended up with 8 children, 2 girls and half a dozen boys. She and David raised their family in multiple states including West Virginia, Virginia, Montana, Idaho and later settled in Smithfield, Utah which became her home.
Over the years she had several callings in the church, her favorite being the compassionate service coordinator. She always loved cooking for people and often made meals for the various friends (extended children) that would end up staying in her home. Her passion for history led her re-enacting the civil war with the 81st Pennsylvania Battalion, ultimately leading to re-enacting at the Festival of the American West(USU) and ending with being a historian at the American West Heritage Center where she continued to cook meals for the volunteers and staff there, making many friendships along the way. She was an excellent seamstress and made many historical costumes for herself and others. She assisted in the costume design and also appeared in the movie The Avenging Angel in 1995.
She is survived by her loving husband David William (Smithfield, UT), her children, David Paul (SLC, UT), Katie Scarlett (Smithfield, UT), Jeremiah (Katy) Tolman (St George, UT), Judson (Andrea) Tolman (St. George, UT), Eden (Dustin) Hooton (Smithfield, UT), Lincoln (Allison) Tolman (Washington, UT), Caleb (Brittany) Tolman (Washington, UT), 30 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, her sister’s only Daughter Sierra (Ben) Heffron (Idaho Falls, ID) and many extended family and friends whom she dearly loved.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jeanne, her son Rhett Jackson, grandson Dillon, and great granddaughter Angela.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Amalga Stake Center. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Allen Mortuary of North Logan and the church from 10:30-11:30 AM.

We would like to thank the staff at Maple Springs, Logan Regional Hospital and Dr. Francis and his staff for the dedication and care shown to our beloved wife and mother.
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Friday, October 28, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Allen Mortuary of North Logan

6521 N 2400 W, Amalga, UT 84335

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Smithfield City Cemetery

, Smithfield, UT 84335

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