Beverly LaRue (Sharp) Carling
September 8, 1937 ~ June 6, 2022
Beverly LaRue (Sharp) Carling, 84, our sweet mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Orchard View Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in Payson, Utah early in the morning on June 6, 2022. Beverly has reunited with her eternal companion, Ray; two sons, Brent and Paul; a daughter-in-law, Brent’s wife, Angela; her parents; a sister, Marilyn; and brother, Jay who died in childhood.
Beverly was the eldest of five children of Frank DeVrieze and Fern Poulsen Sharp. She was born in Rigby, ID on September 8, 1937, and was raised by loving parents with many happy childhood memories with her sister, Marilyn, and brothers, Merlin and Jay. Kelly was born after Beverly left home, but even with the age difference, Beverly and her siblings have been dear friends. After graduation Beverly attended Utah State University and received an associate degree in Secretarial Science.
Beverly met Ray Astle Carling soon after he was released from his Western Canadian Mission and his United States Army assignment. They met through Beverly’s friend and roommate, Eva, who is Ray’s sister. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on October 8, 1958. They enjoyed 58 years together prior to his passing on May 24, 2017.
Her greatest joy was her family. Beverly and Ray have six children: sons, Brent (Angela) both deceased; Paul, deceased (DeLynn-remarried to Craig Rasmussen, Riverton, UT); Lynn (Carol) Carling, North Ogden; and daughters, Cathy (Brian) Wilhelmsen, Gilbert, AZ; Julie (Rick) DeGraw, Santaquin, UT; and Diane (Jared) Garfield, Nauvoo, IL; thirty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren with two on the way. Beverly is also survived by her brother, Merlin (Belinda) Sharp, Roberts, ID and sister, Kelly (Lyle) Schiess, of Victor, ID.
Beverly had a strong testimony of her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served willingly in the Church as Ward and Stake Relief Society Presidents, in the Stake Primary Presidency, and as a supportive bishop’s wife. She was a faithful visiting teacher and ministering friend and her children often found her preparing meals and doing service for others in need. Her favorite calling, however, was Primary teacher. She absolutely loved little children and they loved having her as their dear teacher.
Ray and Beverly served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church Education System (CES) in Atlanta, Georgia from May of 1999 to November of 2000. During that time Beverly taught Institute classes at Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. She grew to dearly love the young adults in the Atlanta area and they loved her.
Beverly’s favorite passion, aside from grandmothering, was family history research and temple work. She began in the 1960s with trips to Salt Lake and scrolling through microfiche and later learned to research from home on her laptop. Without a doubt, she is among her ancestors now, most from the Netherlands, rejoicing together in the beautiful Plan of Salvation and the joy of eternal families.
Beverly excelled in the most important roles of her life: wife, mother, teacher, and genealogist. She will be known and remembered for the tremendous impact and legacy she left through these roles. Her children and grandchildren love and honor her for her shining example and goodness.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Colonial Springs Ward, 480 West 2000 North, Ogden, UT. Friends may visit with family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. on at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington Blvd., and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 East 2850 North, North Ogden.
Services will be live-streamed and available by scrolling to the bottom of Beverly's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.
The family would like to thank the staff of Orchard View Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility and those of Utah Home Health and Hospice for their kind and loving care of Mom.