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Carolynn R. Rock Penman Nelson

February 22, 1944 — April 16, 2022


Carolynn R. Rock Penman Nelson, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022, surrounded by her family.


Her life started on February 22 of 1944, the daughter of Sherman and Reta Robinson Rock she is the second oldest of ten children. She attended Bonneville High School where she later graduated.


She married Gary Penman becoming a mother to four children David, Lorra, Dennece, and Michael.

They later divorced. Mom worked for Dees Drive In, and Hardees for many years.


She met Paul A. Nelson and they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in November 1990,  bringing two families together as one with the addition of Paul’s children, Derek, Angela, Amy, and Spencer.


Her love for her family, grandkids, great grandkids, and any other kid that became like family was undeniable. From Easter egg hunts to the Halloween carnival, fun was all she ever wanted everyone to have.


She will be missed by her loved ones and forever in our hearts.


She is survived by her husband Paul; children Lorra (Henry) Becker, Dennece (Leo Rivera) Sawaya, and Michael (Tracy) Penman; step-children; Derek (Tara) Nelson, Angela (Russell) Porter, Amy (Dave) Morris, and Spencer (Emily) Nelson, her siblings Barbara (Frank Moreno), Beverly Peterson, Shaunna (Jaime) Castillo, and Debby (Michael) Mosher; 22 grandkids and 17 great grandkids. She is proceeded in death by her parents; Sherman and Reta; son, David; three brothers, Terry, Craig, and Kevin; sisters Saundra, and Gerri; son-in law Tom; as well as nephews and many other loved ones.


Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road., Layton, Utah.


Interment, Lindquist’s Layton Memorial Park at Layton.


There is a memorial fund set up at America First Credit Union where donations will be accepted under Carolynn’s name.



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Friday, April 22, 2022

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