Becky Smith Carlson
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1953 ~ 2012
Becky Carlson, lover of the good life and friend to animals, went to a sunnier place Dec.16th, 2012. Beloved for her irreverent humor, Becky's laughter will still resonate in our hearts and memories. Her grandkids will miss her unbridled affection, her family will miss her delicious cooking, and her friends will miss her knack for finding the fun in any messed up situation!
Becky was born in Salt Lake on April 17th, 1953 and attended Olympus High School. Married Brian Carlson 1971 (later divorced). Partner of Winston White, later separated. During her work life, Becky helped run Dr. Grose's famous South Temple clinic, headed a cleaning business and made for a fine sales lady of Feature Films, wireless services and cosmetics. Most recently, she gave her nurturing touch to the elderly as a volunteer for SL County Aging Services. Becky was a friend to all and especially passionate about civil rights and those with disabilities. She was a fierce ally to her gay friends and any marginalized soul. Becky loved vacations at Hanna, R&B music, a saucy tale, and Jazzercise.
Preceded in death by parents Joseph M Smith and Josephine Dickson.
Survived by daughter Manjanique Alexander (Lorenzo), son Justin Carlson (Amy), siblings David Smith (Ann), Michelle Falco (Chris), Nancy Bliss (Michael), Annette Parry (Marlin), grandchildren Vanessa, Zoie, Mason, Emma, Tess, like-sisters Wanda McCray and Lisa Gorder Owens and adored nieces, nephews, extended family, friends past and present, and canine companion Sam.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Utah Humane Society in Becky's honor,
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at Noon at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, where friends and family can visit Thursday evening 6:00-8:00pm and Friday morning 11:00-11:45am prior to the service.
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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 19, 2012.
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December 27, 2012
Justin & Amy I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother passing. Mom's are a hard thing to lose, but it good to know that one day we will be to gather again.
Neil Oliphant
December 24, 2012
Annette, Nancy, Michelle, David,and Becky's kids,
So sorry to here about the loss of Becky. She certainly did have a zest for life and a sense of humor. Remember all the good times up at my Aunt Roberta's place with all of you. Loved the good times with your mom and dad also. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time. Remember the good times.
Sheri Bowman Bodily
Roberta Fronk's neice
December 21, 2012
Michelle and Dave
Been thinking of you both all week.
Julie Bagley
Julie Bagley
December 21, 2012
Dear Manjanique,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Natalie called me to let me know. She saw the news on Facebook. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Marcia
Marcia Higgins
December 20, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I loved spending time at your home and remember with fond memories the laughter and fun times! I know the pain that comes with losing a sister. May you find comfort in knowing that Becky is spending this Christmas with your parents!
Janis Nichols Rowser
December 20, 2012
Becky had one of those larger-than-life personalities. Her tribute fit her perfectly. She made me laugh more than anyone. Some of my fondest memories growing up was spent with Becky at the Smith home, whether it was riding our bikes to Fernwoods, or spending quality time at Cottonwood Mall:) Always singing along to our favorite albums (Crosby, Stills, and Nash and of course the Beatles). She will be welcomed by many on the other side. Love you Beck! Toni
Toni Watts
December 19, 2012
Dear Manj,
I just have to say, You were adorable growing up and your mother always kept you so clean, dressed, and always had your hair just perfect... You are just as beautiful today and the wonderful mother you are, came from your mother... I am so sorry and feel your pain. I would like to be able to tell you the hurt gets easier, however it comes when you really don't expect it. Holidays, birthdays, graduations, etc... The blessing is that she was able to see you and Vanessa find your true love, that will stand by the two of you and lets not forget your adorable Zoey and Mason forever. I know as a mother, this was a blessing for her to be a part of. We are here for you now and months, and years to come. Our hearts are heavy. Love Bronson, Kim, and family..
kim pellum
December 19, 2012
Michelle, Very sorry to hear about your sister Becky! I hope everyone is doing well.

Jay Jensen
Jay Jensen
December 19, 2012
Manjam, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I was shocked when I came across her obituary. I have some good memories of the great times that I had hanging out with her, and watching you. My condolences, Manjam!
Karen D Kelly
December 19, 2012
I am sorry to hear about Becky's passing. I always enjoyed having conversation with her and her perspective on life. She's in a better place now.
Kevin Dickson
December 18, 2012
So sorry to hear about Becky's passing. I have fond childhood memories of Becky and the Smith family. I can still hear Becky's infectious laugh. May you be comforted during this time of loss. I still feel the void left by Joe and Boo's passing. Thanks for the wonderful memories of happy, light-hearted days.
Rob Fronk
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