Carol (Mosman) Collins, passed away on April 8, 2023, at the age of 65. She was a beloved friend and neighbor to many in her hometown of Ogden, Utah, in Moscow, Idaho, where she raised her children, and in Logan, Utah, where she spent the last fifteen years of her life.
Born April 5, 1958, Carol is the only daughter of William and Donna Collins. She attended Mount Ogden Junior High School and graduated from Ogden High School where she participated in cheerleading, basketball, and many other activities. The close friendships she maintained from her middle and high school days are evidence of her impact on those around her from a very young age. She kept in contact with the friends of her youth and remained a spirited alumnus of her alma maters throughout her life.
Carol loved being active. She was an incredible athlete and water skier, which she enjoyed well into her 40s with her family on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Bear Lake, and Pineview Reservoir. She also loved spending summer days playing along the south fork of the Ogden River at the Collins Family cabin.
Carol attended Weber State University where she played basketball and continued building friendships. Weber State is just down the street from both Ogden High and Mount Ogden Junior High School. When Carol brought her children to Ogden to visit family, she took pride in driving down Harrison Boulevard and singing the fight songs of each school she attended as they passed them by. Carol completed her education in 1981 at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She later served the school as an Administrative Aid and Graduate Advisor in the School of Accountancy.
After her marriage to Craig Mosman in the Salt Lake City Temple, Carol moved to Moscow, ID to raise her children. In Moscow, Carol continued making unbreakable friendships and blossomed into an adored community member for more than 25 years. As Carol’s children grew and began attending Moscow Junior High and Moscow High School, she traded the Black and Orange of Ogden High for the Black and Red of the Moscow schools. She was an unfailing support to her children and a pillar of love and strength to many others. The front door of her home was always open as kids from all walks of life were welcomed with a hug and, usually, a chocolate chip cookie.
A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Carol served throughout her adult life in various leadership capacities. Perhaps her most dear calling was that of the Stake Young Women’s President in Moscow where her loving leadership touched the lives of hundreds of young women. She delighted in her service to the Lord and was always quick to bring the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into focus. Scripture study in her home was a staple, not only for her family but for the community of youth who befriended any of her children. When it was time for scripture study, everyone sat down and participated.
Carol loved life, but most of all, she loved her family. Family reunions and spending time with loved ones were of utmost importance to her. Carol’s love and influence will live on through her four children, Jennie (Kaleb) Kunz of Smithfield, Utah; Tim (Kellie) Mosman of St. George, Utah; John (Aimee) Mosman of Meridian, Idaho; and Dan (Jensen) Mosman of Tallahassee, FL.; her children-in-law; and her ten grandchildren, Lily, Audrey, Emily, William, Brielle, Sadie, Benjamin, Mason, Kellen, and Luke. Carol is also survived by her brothers, Robert (Rolayne) Collins of South Weber, Utah; Kent (Connie) Collins of Ogden, Utah; and Richard (Connie) Collins of Layton, Utah.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
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