Patricia Brett Christiansen, 92, passed away peacefully the morning of February 2, 2017. She was born June 15, 1924 to George and Romana Brett in the Philippines.\n\nGrowing up, Pat had a special bond with her father who taught her to be a strong and self-sufficient woman. After graduating high school early as valedictorian, she would go on to raise a family while enduring the turmoil and hardships of Japanese occupation in the Philippines. These troubled times would eventually lead her on a path to meeting a tall and young Navy sailor, Robert Christiansen, whom she would later marry on August 14, 1954 in Manila, Philippines. They would make their home overseas until deciding to move to American Fork then Highland, Utah with a new baby on the way. This move introduced Pat to an entirely new way of life and is where she gained a love for the outdoors by raising their children on a farm and spending time gardening, fishing, and exploring new areas on ATV. She loved passing down "things her Dad taught her" and gave each grandchild specific lessons on how to properly climb a tree and throw a correct punch. She was even known to break out a dance move or two well into her 90's. Pat will be dearly missed by her family and friends, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whom she loved so much.\n\nPat is survived by her children Gay (Mike) Holman, Bret Christiansen, Dan (Stephanie) Christiansen, Sandy (Boyd) Speer, Arthur (Elsa) Michael and Irene (Sonny) Totanes. Her rich legacy includes several grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Christiansen and three daughters; Patty (Carl) Wanlass, Evelyn (Bonifacio) Bayangan, Geraldine San Jose.\n\nFuneral services will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove with a viewing from 10 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Family and friends may also attend an evening viewing Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.\n\nThe family would like to thank Maple Creek Hospice and their staff for their loving care of Pat.