The clerk for the Utah Supreme Court died in a weekend motorcycle crash in Summit County.
Utah state court spokeswoman Nancy Volmer confirmed that longtime court clerk Patricia Bartholomew, 59, died Saturday while riding a motorcycle with her husband on Mirror Lake Highway (State Road 150).
Authorities said the Bartholomews were traveling west about 10 miles east of Kamas when they crossed into oncoming traffic and struck an eastbound car.
Bartholomew and her husband, Ross, 63, died at the scene.
"It’s a tremendous loss for the court," said former Utah Supreme Court Justice Michael Zimmerman. "I feel like I’ve lost a good friend."
Bartholomew worked as the clerk of court for the Supreme Court for nearly 23 years and for two years in the Juvenile Court, court officials said.
As the high court’s clerk, she was "fair but never harsh," Zimmerman said.
"Pat had a tremendous grace about her. Everybody liked Pat."
Salt Lake appellate attorney Troy Booher said Bartholomew "always wanted to help you do a better job as an attorney."
"I know from other attorneys who clerked up there for the justices, she’s really kept that place running for many, many years, and she’s going to be greatly missed," Booher said.
Two men in the car were not injured.
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