Carol Leonardson Felsted, beloved wife of H.W. "Pete" Felsted, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, in Utah, surrounded by her loving husband and children.
Carol was born Feb. 2, 1940, to Rhule and Gladys Leonardson.
Raised in Dubois, Idaho, she met her husband at BYU, married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and later received her degree in elementary education from the University of Idaho.
Her six children deeply miss their beautiful mother. A devout member of the LDS church, Carol insisted on Saturday-night baths, straightened ties and pressed dresses for Sunday services. She enjoyed helping in the church as organist, children's chorister and in the Relief Society.
Carol was an expert at making the small things matter. Handwritten Valentines, home-canned grape juice, casserole dinners, everything she created was infused with sacrifice and love. She adored Christmas, spending hours picking out the perfect tree, arranging the Nativity and searching for that oh-so-right gift. She had a great love for music. Piano playing, singing and watching musicals were all a part of family life.
For many years Carol valiantly lived, her body suffering with pain from multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and scoliosis. All members of her family will be forever grateful for her legacy: a willingness to endure pain without complaint, a love of family and unshakable faith in Jesus Christ. We deeply admire our father as he cheerfully cared for her every need.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Pete Felsted; mother, Gladys Leonardson; brothers and their wives, Gary (Janeen), David (Tarri), and Rich (Jackie); her children and their spouses, Scott (Lynette), Ralene (Tim Wiberg), Karen (Brent Ripley), Marc, Janell (William Waters), and Angela (Pete Larsen); 24 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her and her husband's close friends, Jim and Lola Fish.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rhule Leonardson; and her great-granddaughter, Telaai Wiberg.
Funeral services for Carol were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside LDS Ward Chapel, 3511 N. 180 East in Provo, Utah. Family and friends attended a viewing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the Riverside Ward Chapel. Interment took place immediately following services at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.carol felsted.blogspot.com.