C. Malinda Perry
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Providence - Carolyn Malinda Perry, 45, left her earthly home and loved ones to return to her Heavenly Father and Mother on March 14, 2014.
Born Jan. 3, 1969, in Culver City, Calif., to Adrianus (Ed) and Carolyn van Dam. She moved to Utah in 1972 and graduated from Mountain Crest High School in 1988. She later obtained her CNA and cared for many people at Logan Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Despite the many trials in Malinda's life, she persevered with a smile and always had a positive outlook. Beginning at 18 months old with both legs in casts, she learned to walk. Malinda mastered the art of calligraphy and had beautiful penmanship. After surviving an accident which left her paralyzed she found one of her greatest joys, her soul mate, Dennis Perry. They married for time and all eternity April 18, 1997, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Malinda loved serving others and had a passion for life, her family and her cat Gracie. She was a beloved primary teacher in her LDS ward in Providence, Utah. She also loved to visit the other residents of Providence Place where she resided.
Malinda is survived by her daughter: Marijka Anderson; Parents: Adrianus (Ed) and Carolyn van Dam; Siblings: Janus (Jen), Suzie (Mike), Chris (Jennie), James (Erika), Lydia, Mike (Wendy), Serena, Jennifer (Jed), Ingred. Preceded in death by her husband: Dennis Perry.
Malinda and family would like to extend a very special thanks to all the many friends, family, caregivers and emergency personnel who cared for, served and loved Malinda over the past 20 years. A special thanks to the Jerry & Sonja Bair family for the many years of selfless service, love and devotion.
In honor of Malinda a viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, Utah. Funeral Services will be at noon Wednesday, March 19, at the LDS Cobblestone 1st Ward, 420 W. 100 North, Providence, with a viewing beforehand from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Wellsville City Cemetery. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed to the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
** Malinda, your presence will be felt through our lifetimes. We love you dearly. **
34 East Center Street Logan, UT 84321
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014