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Pat Whitworth

Born: Sat., Dec. 24, 1932
Died: Sat., Jun. 22, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 26, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 27, 2019
Location: Inkom LDS Chapel

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Corwin Pat Whitworth, 86, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1932 and was the third son of Harold and Fern Amerlia Richardson Whitworth. 

He grew up in the Inkom, Idaho area, and attended Schools there, graduating from Inkom High School in 1950.  He married Carol Lee Rose on June 1, 1951.  They had three children, Catherine Lee, Corwin Paul, and Harold Daniel.  Pat and Carol later divorced.  He then married Ruth Louise Alder June 21, 1958.  Pat and Ruth had two daughters, Charlotte Ann, and Anita Kathleen.

Pat worked for a time at UPRR, and then worked on gas pipelines. He worked for many different construction companies building the Interstate Highway systems with his brother Bill. He was always proud of his membership in the Operating Engineers Union. Pat and Ruth took over his father’s farm and Ranch operation in 1967.  Pat continued to do custom landscaping/road building while expanding his farming operation.

He was an Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing with them. 

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; one son, Harold Daniel; and two brothers, Harold Sterling, and William Paul.  Pat is survived by one son, Corwin Paul, (Julie) of LaPorte, Indiana; three daughters, Catherine Rhodehouse (Stanley), Charlotte Vaughan (Rob), and Anita Dabling (Bill) all of Inkom, Idaho; a sister, Michaele Rhoades (Jim) also of Inkom; and sister-in-law, Ramona Whitworth of Fort Hall.  Pat is also survived by ten grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the Idaho Food Bank, 555 South 1st St., Pocatello, Idaho.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello. Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11 am at the LDS Church, 150 Snow Peak Boulevard in Inkom (New Church).

Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at the Inkom Idaho Cemetery.



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Darwin Richardson
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
I grew up in Inkom and have known Pat my whole life. I would always go up to his place on the East Bench the first day of hunting season, get my buck, and be back home by 8:00 a.m. I shot my first deer above his place the first time I was old enough to have a deer license on the first day of hunting season. I have always had a great deal of respect for Pat. I always considered him to be a man's man. He was one of my idols. He and I worked together on the Interstate when it went through Inkom to Pocatello. We worked for the construction company. Pat was a heavy equipment operator and I worked on the survey crew as a grade checker. Pat was able to take his Cat into more tight places and get more work done than anyone I ever worked with. After doing the work, I would just scratch my head and say, "How did he do that?" I felt privileged to know the two best cat skinners in this part of the country, Pat Whitworth and Bob McKee. In addition to being good at equipment operating, they were both good men.

Pat took my dad (Jim Richardson) and I over the Inman Pass into Pebble a few times. My dad never liked heights and would walk parts of the way because of the steep road. I have to admit that there were many times I wondered how are we going to get through that beaver dam or around that rock slide, but he was always able to do it.

My biggest regret was not being able to see him since I moved back to Idaho two years ago. I want his family to know that Pat is a wonderful man and you were fortunate to have him as your husband, dad, and grandpa. My deepest condolences to you. He will truly be missed.

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