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Carol Ann Brown

May 6, 1936 — October 21, 2022

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Carol Ann Wolfe Clawson Brown passed away after a prolonged illness on October 21, 2022 in Clarkston, Cache County, Utah at the age of 86.

 

Carol was an eternal optimist who could find the sunny side of any situation. She was quick to chat and chuckle and share a piece of chocolate. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 

Mom was born May 6, 1936 in Modena, Pennsylvania to William H. Wolfe and Clara May Eckman. She grew up in the colonial town of Fallsington, Pennsylvania.

 

Mom excelled in her career in office administration. She spent many years as a skilled technical writer at Evans & Sutherland and worked in Vital Records for the Utah State Health Department. Her ability to organize, take shorthand, use a typewriter and later a computer, and her work ethic were invaluable to her employers and co-workers. 

 

In 1954, her brother Glenn brought a Navy buddy home for a weekend leave and that is when Carol met Carroll! A year, and many letters later, she married Carroll C. Clawson on September 24, 1955 in the same Methodist church she attended throughout her childhood. In 1960, they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple in September 1962. 

 

Mom was a faithful member of the Church. Her devotion to her Heavenly Father and her Savior Jesus Christ set a good example for her children. She taught them to be good, kind and honest. She loved to learn from the prophet and apostles in General Conference. She served in many callings and even asked to be given an assignment she could do from home when her health kept her from attending church meetings regularly. She was happy to be a Church-service Missionary at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and at the Church Employment Office in Centerville, Utah. Her faith gave her strength and courage to endure the trials of her life.

 

Mom was very creative and had many hobbies which included crafts, Tole painting, and ceramics. Over the past 40 years she gifted every member of her family with a handmade tree ornament each Christmas. Mom had recently finished this year’s ornaments not knowing they would be the last. We will treasure them!  

 

Mom loved to read! This was a pastime that began as a youngster while recovering and quarantined with many childhood illnesses. She taught her children that “books are our friends and need to be treated carefully”. In her declining years, her Kindle/iPad was with her 24/7 and made it possible for her to carry her “library” with her.

 

Mom had a gift for making and keeping friends. She made the effort to keep in contact with a vast collection of nieces, nephews, siblings, childhood and high school friends as well as a plethora of co-workers, neighbors, church associates, etc, etc. 

 

Mom became interested in genealogy in the early 1960’s and spent countless hours collecting pictures and family history information from then-living relatives. The kitchen table was her workspace, covered with documents and pictures, but then expertly cleared away in time to feed her growing family. It is because of her efforts that our family stories can be told going back long before the American Revolution. 

 

Mom married Harold Gene Brown in January of 1989.  They were busy and active until his failing health kept them homebound. She kindly cared for him until his death in 1999.

 

Mom loved her family and will be deeply missed by her children:  Beth (Frank) Sano (currently serving a mission in Rome, Italy), Merri (Jon) Hoffman, Barbara Carrillo, Melanie (Bill) Inskeep, Becky (Bob) Walkup, Cory (Stephanie) Clawson, 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is survived by siblings: Dale Wolfe, Glenn (Carolyn) Wolfe, Keith (Mary Helen) Wolfe, Evelyn (Wally) Oliver, Hunter (Kathy) Wolfe and many nieces and nephews.

 

We express our gratitude to our sister Becky, and her husband Bob, who had been Mom’s companions and caretakers for many years. We would also like to thank Kevin Barney who opened his home in Clarkston to our family making Mom’s last days as comfortable as possible.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Hillcrest 7th Ward, 8485 S 1000 East, Sandy, Utah with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. A viewing will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary located at 727 N 400 East, Bountiful, Utah.

 

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

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