1932 ~ 2014|
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Carol Christensen Thomas passed away peacefully on June 11, 2014 at the Carrington Court Care Center in South Jordan, Utah. She was born in Orem, Utah on January 19, 1932 to Eartmann H. and Lorene Vance Christensen at their home in the Orem Railroad Station where her father worked as Station Agent. At the age of three, Carol's mother Lorene passed away. Her father remarried Bernice Vance Partridge Christensen. Eventually the family moved to Pleasant Grove where Carol met her high school sweetheart Dale Dorius Thomas. Carol was on the high school track team and drill team. Dale and Carol were married February 24, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have been sweethearts ever since and are now enjoying a fond reunion with each other, their children, family, and friends. Carol's greatest joy was her family. Her home was always a gathering place for family and friends. As her family grew, she worked at American Fork Hospital in the newborn nursery, at Leven's as a seamstress, and at Mountain Fuel Supply Company (Questar) as a home economist and executive secretary retiring after 25 years of service. She served as the President of the Executive Women's Association and sang with the Sweet Adeline Barbershop Group in Utah County. Carol was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings over the years. A highlight in her life was serving as a Service Missionary at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.
She is survived by her children Steven Dale Thomas (Teresa), Denise Marie Thomas, grandchildren: Emilie Nixon (Marcus), Shawn Steven Thomas (Pam), Annette Beckstrand (Joshua); great-grandchildren: Branden Nixon, Anthony Nixon, Preston Nixon, Jackson Thomas, Brooke Thomas, Hailie Beckstrand, Parker Beckstrand, Chloe Beckstrand, Connor Beckstrand; and brothers David A. Christensen and Jan C. Christensen. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Coriene and Bonnie, brother Dean, her loving husband Dale, and children Terry, Lorene, and John Thomas. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North in Orem. Friends and family may call prior to the funeral from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkersanderson.com.
Published in Deseret News on June 13, 2014