Owen "Pat" Duffy, a former Summit County CPA, died Dec. 10 in Mesa, Ariz. He was 68.Pat passed away at the V.A. Hospital, surrounded by his family. Pat was born on February 25, 1941 in Kanab, Utah. He graduated from Kanab High in 1959, served in the US Army and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Utah with a BS in Accounting. After college in 1969 he moved the family to Denver, where he worked as a CPA. In November 1971 Pat opened a CPA firm in Dillon that he owned and operated for 28 years. When his lung disease required he move to a lower elevation he relocated his business to Grand Junction, and then to Mesa, Ariz., to be close to family while continuing his practice. Pat loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for his great love of family and country, his sense of humor, his love of dogs and loyalty to the large family and friends he had. Pat was a lifetime member of Optimist International, Past Exalted Ruler of the Summit County Elks, member of Rotary Club, Summit County Board of Adjustments, and Summit County Representative to Board of Directors at St. Anthony Hospital Systems, Denver.He is survived by his wife, Betty, whom he married July 27, 1965 in Eli, Nev; his sons Ladd (Jean), Steve (Susan) and Patrick (Heidi); brother Thomas (Valerie); grandchildren Ladd Jr., Sean, Erin, Emily, Betsy, Brandi, Luke, Matthew & ZackeryA memorial service was held Dec. 14 at Desert View Chapel in Mesa; interment was at Veterans Cemetery. Memorial gifts should go to the American Lung Association.
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