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Carol Haws

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January 2, 1934 ~ January 14, 2014
Carol Anne Fisher Smith Haws, died in Farr West, Utah January 14, 2014.
She was born in Maricopa, CA on January 2, 1934, to Frank Truman Fisher and Nellie Rex Smith Fisher. She was educated at Pasadena City College, Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and UCLA, where she earned her master's degree in dance. She married Virgil Bushman Smith in 1953; they were later divorced. She married Ervin Lavon (Von) Haws in 1961; they were later divorced but subsequently remarried.
She taught for 27 years in the dance department at San Jose State University. She directed and choreographed a great many shows at the university level, and in various community theaters throughout the Bay Area. She also directed and choreographed hundreds of dance recitals before, during, and after her career at San Jose State; including the LDS Church's Oakland Temple Pageant four times. Her other passions included books, reading, genealogy, hand work, music, and most of all family. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her husband Von, and her children, Matthew (Debora), Jeffery (Jan), Gretchen Myers (Douglas), Aaron, Forrest (Cheryl), Rachel Helwig (Keith), Nellie Gratton (Jeff), 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a sister, Sylvia Bevan (James), and a brother, Franklin (Rosemary Beless).
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Lou, and a brother, Truman.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Pamela Hawkes and the staff at Memory Lane Care Home for the excellent and dedicated care they provided to their mother in the final years of her life.
There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 19, at Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Drive, Layton, Utah. A second viewing will take place Monday, January 20, from 9 to 9:45 at Island View 2nd Ward Bldg., 315 East 2200 South (Chelemes Way), Clearfield, Utah, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Randolph City Cemetery.
Full obituary or condolences visit www.myers-mortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014
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