Kae Lue Patterson Knutti, of Montpelier, Idaho passed away peacefully on May 15,2023 surrounded by her loving family while under the care of her daughters and Symbii hospice at Heritage assisted living center in Soda Springs, Idaho.
KaeLue was born to Donald Hall and Alice Mansen on October 1, 1940, on the kitchen table in their home in Manti, Utah which she loved sharing with everyone and was proud of. When she was five years old, she moved with her grandparents to Provo, Utah where she attended school and her parents moved closer after a short time. She attended a catholic school joining a sorority and wanted to become a nun but met a man that changed her mind.
At 17 years old KaeLue met John Patterson, a short time later June 23, 1957, they eloped to Elko, NV. They returned to Utah County where she became a very proud military wife. She began working at a female school where she prepared and served meals. Then soon after became a homemaker as KaeLue and John welcomed their children Dianna(1959), Sherry(1960), David(1961), Carl(1963), and Mark(1968). Kaelue enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, celebrating every holiday with family, and hunting with John. Every wall in her living room was filled framed pictures of Christ, her children, and grandchildren.
KaeLue was talented and had a passion as a seamstress. She could sew anything from a fix on a shirt or jeans to a whole dress, outfit, or pajamas from start to finish. Cut the fabric, pin the pattern, sew, button, zip, finish with lace, etc. She did all of it. Blankets from baby to King whether it be a quilt or crotchet she made it. Hot pads, kitchen towels & washcloths, even porcelain dolls, and hats! If you wanted it, you got it! She could literally do it all.
As the kids got older, she found her niche in life and loved to crochet and sew. She not only loved doing it, but she was good at it. She began to sell some of her amazing work throughout the years she had saved. You could find her with John, her kids, and grandkids at the drive-in theatre on Redwood Rd on Saturday and Sundays for the swap meet selling everything she had made. A few years later she opened a shop in her basement in American Fork Utah and had great success.
After Johns retirement in 1994 they decided to move to Montpelier, Idaho where she found a store front that was available and to her surprise living quarters upstairs. They made this their home and grandmas dream came true, and she finally had what she had always dreamed of KaeLues Craft Shop opened and she loved the small community and the friendships she gained was always something that made her smile and gave her great joy. She stocked every shelf with everything she made, and the store was a great success. KaeLue and John purchased a home in Georgetown, Idaho and was able get a larger store there so she moved everything so she could keep up with demand and shelves still filled, which she was very proud of. Until 1999 John passed away and this took a turn on KaeLue and shortly after she no longer kept the shop going and closed the store.
KaeLue is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She enjoyed going to church every Sunday, she had a strong testimony and enjoyed visiting the temple.
In 2006 she met Paul Knutti in the canyon of Montpelier, Idaho. They married on September 6, 2006, she enjoyed the years she was able to spend with him and made great memories. The adventures and drives were something she talked about often. Loving him and taking care of him until his last days. Paul passed away November 28, 2019.
KaeLue is survived by her children, Daughter Dianna(Roger) Patterson, Daughter Sherry(Kerry)Baxter, Son Carl Patterson, 17 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren, and two brothers, Step-Brother Cliff, Step-Brother Randy
Preceded in death by both husbands John Patterson and Paul Knutti, Sister Andy, half-brother Eddy, Half-brother Roger, stepsister Conny, Son Mark Patterson Son David Patterson and Great Granddaughter Mackenzie
A viewing will be held on May 23rd at Schwab Matthews Mortuary from 7-9 pm
Funeral services will be on May 24th at 1:00 pm in the Montpelier 1st ward with a viewing prior to the service from 11:30-12:45
Interment will be at the Georgetown cemetery.
Luncheon to follow for family and friends.
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