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Carol Westover Avery

July 26, 1933 — January 17, 2024

Carol Westover Avery, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor, friend, and world’s best giver of hugs, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

 

Carol’s 90 years on the earth began July 26, 1933, in the tiny town of Joseph City, in northeastern Arizona. She was the 2nd child and oldest daughter born to Edwin Lloyd Westover and Laura Hudson Westover. Carol grew up in a home filled with love, where the value of hard work and compassion for others were lessons, she learned at a very young age.

 

 The Westover family moved to Santaquin, Utah, in 1947, and Carol graduated three years later from nearby Payson High School. In January 1951, she enrolled in comptometer school in Salt Lake City and completed the course a few months later. She was hired to work in the Safeway Stores offices in Salt Lake, a position she held for the next four years.

 

 On May 12, 1955, Carol married Barry Hulet Avery in the Salt Lake Temple. Barry was her partner and her prince, and together they raised a family of four girls and two boys. She was immensely proud of her large and diverse family, whom she loved unconditionally and to whom she was completely devoted. She never, ever missed an opportunity to share the news of her family members with anyone who would listen. Carol and Barry attended every possible family event, from graduations and weddings to school performances to farewells and homecomings, often traveling great distances in support of their immediate and extended family.

 

 Carol was an accomplished musician who shared her gifts with countless people throughout her life. In her early years, she loved playing piano duets with her sisters, and she was the baritone horn player in her high school band. While her children were young, she contributed to the household income by teaching piano lessons to dozens of students and playing the piano in a popular dance band. She and Barry sang together, directed and accompanied together, and supported and encouraged the budding talents of their children and grandchildren.

 

 Carol was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous positions throughout her lifetime. In addition to many music and teaching positions, she was a member of several Primary and Relief Society presidencies, including president of the Kaysville 13th Ward Relief Society. During their retirement years, she and Barry served two missions as a couple, first to Kortrijk, Belgium, and later in Birmingham, Alabama. They also spent 10 years as workers in the Bountiful Temple.

 

 Carol was a humble woman whose small physical stature may have suggested weakness to the casual observer, but to those who had the privilege of knowing her, she was a powerhouse of pure love. Her tiny body contained the biggest heart in all the world, one with a seemingly infinite capacity for loving others, no matter the circumstances. To be known by Carol Avery was to be loved without limitation. She was loved equally in return, and she will be remembered forever by all who were blessed to have shared even a moment of life with her.

 

 Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 65 years, Barry Avery. She is survived by her children Shara-Dawn Chambers (Peter) of Phoenix, Arizona; Keith Avery of Kaysville; Chris Titus (Ron) of Fruit Heights; Garth Avery of St. Helens, Oregon; Carol-Lynne Hirschi (Joseph) of Marion, Illinois, currently serving in the Micronesia Guam Mission; and Lara-Anne Attanasio of Kaysville; her 44 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way); sister Nadine Alexander of Santaquin, Utah; and many, many nieces and nephews who adored their Aunt Carol.

 

Carol’s family is deeply grateful for the incredible outpouring of love they’ve received through this difficult time. A special word of appreciation is extended to the kind and compassionate staff of Inspiration Home Health and Hospice for their service to Carol in her final days. The family particularly thanks Inspiration home health aide Morgan Bybee, who loved and was loved by Carol as if she were family.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville 13th Ward, 200 N. 875 E., Kaysville. Friends may visit the family Friday, January 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

 

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.

 

Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Carol’s obituary page.

 

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