Patrick Joseph Coughlin

Patrick Joseph Coughlin, Our Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, and Uncle peacefully passed from this life on June 7, 2021. Pat was born November 12, 1946, in San Bernardino California to Don and Marie Coughlin. He was an adoring brother to his sisters Pam and Carol and enjoyed his brothers Mark, John, and Michael. Pat attended Catholic School and Military Academies. He got his first taste of Utah when he received a scholarship to Weber State University for Track and then was recruited to the Football team. (He passed some of his athletic skills along to his four grandsons, who also love the sport, and granddaughter who loves track).

Pat married his sweetheart, Bobbi in 1968 and also became a proud Daddy to his Son Bradley.  Bobbi and Pat added two more beautiful children to their family, Trisha and Darren. In 1976 the family of five moved to beautiful Escalante, Utah. They raised their children on the 5C Ranch that Pat and Bobbi built. They ran the cattle ranch and enjoyed the outdoors. He doted on his talented beautiful cowgirl, Trisha. Pat taught his family to hunt and be self-sufficient.  Pat loved the small community.  He had many dear friends. He also had several lifelong friends.  He never missed a hunt with Uncle Ed and the gang.

Pat loved to work. He loved teaching his sons to work and eventually teaching his grandchildren his ways. He was so proud when his son Darren purchased the underground pipeline company and carried on the fourth-generation company, Coughlin Company.  However,  Pat would never “retire”…  he loved to work.  He later worked with the Escalante Irrigation Company. He also continued to enjoy working on their Ranch. As Pat eased into his “calmer years” he lived for fishing and camping with his grandsons, teaching them to drive, traveling to National Rodeos with his grandkids, and spending time with Bobbi.  We have so many memories of fun trips and experiences that we shared with our “Poopa”. He was one proud Grandpa and the kids Loved him!  Nothing made him prouder than cheering on his football players and cowgirls!  And they lit up whenever he showed up.

Pat was the toughest man.  He was our hero and patriarch.  We are so thankful for his determination and grit throughout life. Pat never lost that and definitely took it with him to heaven.  Heaven got a little more country. We know it was a warm reunion as Pat met his children, parents, family members, and friends that passed before him.

Patrick will be deeply missed. We know he is lining everyone out in heaven as he prepares a ranch as beautiful (and organized) as his earthly one for us on the other side. Pats’ love of his life and wife of 53 years, Bobbi, now resides in St. George Utah near their son Darren Coughlin, his wife Tara, and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank our friends and family for all the support. Thank you to the Nurses, the staff at Autumn Park, Chris, Tosha, and Doctor Michael Codiga for making his transition from this life to the next as comfortable as possible for our stubborn (mostly sweet) ole’ cowboy.

A graveside service will be held in Patricks’ Honor on June 26, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 84770, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Patrick’s guestbook at



Second Visitation




9:00 am
Tonaquint Cemetery
Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT.

Guest Book

9 Responses

  1. Dearest Bobbi and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. From all your loving freinds here in Escalante and particulary us at the Baptist church. Much love in Him.

  2. Bobbi and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. May your memories of him wrap you on love and comfort. Sending love and hugs

  3. There are people on this earth who are unforgettable and irreplaceable… and Pat Coughlin is one. Bobbi & Darren, I hope you and your family will find comfort in knowing how many lives and hearts Pat touched. May God grant you all peace as he welcomes Pat into His loving embrace.

  4. Robert and I have enjoyed many hours with you, and Pat and Bobbi. Those years are called “friends for ever” and Robert and Pat loved horses and cowboying. May the Lord bless you and your family with His love and peace when you miss Pat so much.

  5. So sorry to hear about Pat, really enjoyed his friendship and chats at the station. Love you Bobbi and hope you are doing all right. Lynn and Judy Griffin

  6. So sorry to hear about Pat. Much love to Bobbi and Darren and Family. Pat was a tough old Cowboy, he kicked the crap out of me for picking on Darren once. I wouldn’t like to meet Pat in a dark alley….LOL God Speed…. Rest easy Cowboy.

  7. Until Pat and Bobbi moved away to Utah, we had the pleasure of spending time and having fun with them…..the memories are sweet and unforgettable, Pat, may you walk in peace with Brad and Tricia and as you look down on Bobbi and Darren, wrap you Angel Wings around them and continue to be the strength they need. I am so sad to hear of your passing.

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