August 9, 1937 ~ September 15, 2022
My name is Gary Carson, I transferred from Montana State University to BYU as a Junior “to find my eternal companion”. The second Sunday in April of 1956 she walked into the church and I “recognized her”. I exclaimed to myself, “Who is THAT girl”, She was exquisite, she was stunning and she was so radiant and natural. (No contrived identity, she was what she was and it was pure hearted and real).
The very next day she walked into the library where I was checking in a book and went upstairs to the study area. I would pursue her, I had to know who she was. I found her and asked her name. She said she was LouAnn Montgomery. I said I would like a chance to get to know her, could we meet? This initiated a six week courtship where we went to the park on 8th East and Center Street in Provo and discussed what was important to us and what we wanted out of life. When I told her I loved her values and what she stood for, she said “that’s fine, but how do you feel about me?” I said, “I guess that means, I love you too”. That was May. I proposed on the Salt Lake Temple grounds in June. We were then engaged in a beautiful Alpine meadow (crossed by a large bull elk and a cow) early in the morning of July 4th and were married August 6, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. Thus began a 66 year romance with the perfect girl for me-My Angel Girl.
LouAnn was born in the old Dee Hospital in Ogden on August 9, 1937. The oldest living child of seven to Reese Montgomery and Norinne Jeppsen Montgomery, raised on a farm in West Point, Utah. She became well acquainted with work and did everything requested, and more, to please her parents. That same attitude carried over into her relationship with her husband, Gary Carson, and their six children, Craig, Chad, Susan, Hope, Keli and Monte.
She fed chickens, 300-400 of them and candled eggs. She milked cows, strained milk and placed large milk cans in the cooler shed for the dairy to pick up. She fed pigs, hoed beets, tried to get the horse pulling a plow, being handled by her dad, to go thru a ditch so her dad could finish the row.
She learned how to play the piano, the organ, and the saxophone and was 1st chair sax at Davis High School. She also played sax in Dick Ballou’s Marching Band at BYU. Quite the Girl! This Angel Girl of Mine! A real homemaker this girl of mine, she sewed clothes, she prepared scrapbooks for six children and 24 grandchildren, she crocheted lap blankets for all the people in the Wasatch Care Center at one time with help from her daughter, Keli.
Above all she was totally dedicated to me and was the most thoughtful, considerate, kind, loving eternal companion a man could ever hope for or have. She became in reality more than I could ever dreamed of or imagined. I will be so delighted to walk through eternity with my LouAnn-My perfect girl, My Angel Girl.
LouAnn is survived by her adoring husband, Gary Carson; their children, Craig (Pennie) Carson, Chad (Lynnelle) Carson, Susan (Bill) Markham, Hope (Rick) Anderson, Keli (Rick) Myers, and Monte (Kerry) Carson; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Dennis (Ralene) Montgomery, Marge (Doug) Hawkes, Nancy (Ken) Nelson, Velma Montgomery, and Georgia Montgomery. Preceded in death by parents, Reese and Norinne Montgomery and brothers, David and Jan Montgomery, and older baby sister Myrna Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Country Hills Ward Chapel, 1401 Country Hills Dr., Ogden, UT. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, West Point Cemetery.
We would sincerely like to thank all of the people who have lovingly cared for our mother.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.