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Carolyn Petersen

Carolyn Petersen (Poole)

Saturday, December 18th, 1943 - Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Carolyn Poole Petersen passed away on Sept. 30, 2019 from glioblastoma which is a very aggressive brain cancer. After being diagnosed she bravely underwent an operation and fought to the very end. Her family, friends and medical help were a great assistance to her. She was able to return home and spend her remaining time with her family. She never complained as she battled this aggressive brain cancer.

Carolyn was born on Dec. 18, 1943 in Preston, Idaho and raised in Whitney, Idaho. Her parents Morris and Rhonda Poole preceded her in death. She was the second child of eight children. Her siblings are; Melanie Raymond, Nancy Palmer, Morris Poole, Robert Poole, Janet Hintze, Colleen Dibb, and Raymond Poole.

She attended Whitney Elementary school. The school building is long gone, but not her fond memories. Her father was a farmer. She and her siblings spent many hours working on the farm. The lessons they learned of thrift and work served them well throughout their lives.

Carolyn became involved in 4-H activities at a young age. She became an accomplished seamstress. She made a coat and cap which she entered in the “Make It In Wool Contest” in Franklin County Idaho and won. She went on to win the state of Idaho contest. This entitled her to go to the national convention which she enjoyed. She still has two Singer sewing machines. One from her mother and one from her mother-in-law. Both are older than she is, but both work well and have been put to good use.

Carolyn graduated from Preston High School. She loved her high school years and the many friends she made. She was the queen of some of the dances, but perhaps her fondest memory was that of the baton corps. She kept her batons and would dazzle her grandchildren at family events by twirling her batons and marching. Class reunions were a highlight for Carolyn and she would never miss them.

She attended Utah State University. She joined Kappa Delta sorority. She was a member of angel flight, served as senior class secretary, listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and was a year book personality. Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and taught second grade for two years.

Carolyn married Don R. Petersen on June 16, 1967 in the Logan Temple. They made their home in Provo, Utah where Don practiced law. She served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints both in the ward and stake. She enjoyed every calling she was asked to serve, she particularly enjoyed serving with her husband as Country Directors for humanitarian work in Russia. Their work took them all over Russia. They worked with other couples and provided assistance for many needy organizations.

She and her husband were blessed with six children. David (Shelley) North Salt Lake, Sean (Stephanie) Springville, Cynthia Jenkins (Patrick) Logan, Richard (Jennifer) Provo, Colleen Potter (Mitchell) Orlando, Florida, Bracken (Mandy) Spanish Fork. They have 27 grandchildren which were the love of Carolyn’s life.

Sports was always of interest to Carolyn. She was instrumental in teaching her children how to snow and water ski. She loved golfing. She was president of the Riverside Country Club ladies golf association. She attended her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and many other activities. She held various PTA positions. One thing she would not allow was for her children to sleep in on Sunday or to miss church. Church attendance was a priority.

Carolyn and her husband loved to travel. They have traveled throughout the world and visited every continent. Their children would often accompany them.

Funeral services will be held on Monday October 7, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Edgemont 11th ward, 3050 Mojave, Provo, Utah. Viewings will be held on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Ave, Provo, Utah and on Monday October 7, 2019 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am at the chapel before the funeral services. A graveside ceremony will be at the Hyrum City Cemetery in Hyrum Utah following the funeral services.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, October 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 9:00am - 9:45am
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
    Edgemont LDS 11th Ward
    3050 N Mojave Lane
    Provo, Utah 84604
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  • Service

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 10:00am
    Edgemont LDS 11th Ward
    3050 N Mojave Lane
    Provo, Utah 84604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 3:30pm
    Hyrum City Cemetery
    500 East Main
    Hyrum, Utah 84319
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Garfield Cook

Posted at 09:22am
Margo and I send our deepest sympathies and best wishes to you and your family at this tender time. The interactions we have had with Carolyn over the years have always been uplifting. She was such a kind and thoughtful person. Whenever we were in her presence, we always felt she was sincerely interested in us and our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as her life will now be memorialized in numerous ways. Margo and Carolyn were of the same bent, always keeping sewing machines working in so many creative ways. Much love to you and your family, Garfield

Alexander Larsen

Posted at 12:42am
I will definitely miss Carolyn. I always looked forward to her visits at my office these past almost 40 years when we would share stories and memories of our Franklin County upbringing which we shared in common. I always made sure to leave a little extra time for her. I have appreciated the friendship and support of both Carolyn and Don these many years. I am grateful this difficult ordeal is past for her. My condolences go out to the Petersen and Poole families.

Shanon D McBride

Posted at 02:56am
To Carolyn’s family,
Carolyn was a special friend during my high school years. She was very friendly, pretty, righteous, thoughtful, fun, and kind.
I remember that there was a “Miss Franklin County Pageant” and she would not compete in it because the contestants had to model a swimming suit. Carolyn had high standards and I respected her for that. She was a great example to me.
When my new husband and I had our wedding reception she was the first one to go through the line. That really meant a lot to me.
I am very grateful that she was my great friend many years ago. I will never forget her.
May you all be comforted at this time of sorrow. I know you will see her again.
Sincerely, Shanon D. McBride

mary kaye anderson

Posted at 03:08pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Carolyn was my dear high school friend. Many times I would ride my bike from Preston to Whitney and we would go on excursions around Whitney together. We talked on the phone over the years and always enjoyed laughing and sharing memories at class reunions. I'm sure you all have many memories to help carry you through this most difficult transition. Love to you all. Kaye Anderson

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