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1935 Carol 2023

Carol Hall

September 24, 1935 — May 27, 2023

Orem, Utah

Carol Blanche Stokes Hall was born on September 24, 1935, in Brigham City, Utah to Archibald Andrew Stokes and Hazel Blanche Mortenson Stokes. She passed away peacefully on May 27, 2023, at the age of 87 after 31/2 years at the Stonehenge Care Center in American Fork, Utah. She grew up in Wellsville, Utah with her parents and 2 older brothers, Andrew and Francis. She attended Floradell Elementary and Wellsville Junior High Schools and graduated from South Cache High School. She went on to Utah State University and received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an Art minor. Her first teaching job was at Sunset Elementary in Davis, County. She also taught at Pioneer Elementary in Murray, Utah, Cherry Hill Elementary in Orem and Valley View Elementary in Pleasant Grove from which she retired in 1996. She was an active member of the Alpine Education Association serving as a building representative and on the board of directors. She loved teaching and influenced hundreds of students throughout her teaching career.

On June 5, 1959, she was sealed to the love of her life, Blaine Hill Hall, in the Logan, Utah temple. She interrupted her teaching career when she gave birth to their first child Suzanne on Christmas Day, 1962. Two years later, their second child, Cheryl was born, followed in 1967 by their son Derek. Her family was her greatest joy. She was a loving, caring, and supportive wife and mother. Always the teacher, she instilled in her children a love for learning, for the gospel, and for music and the arts. With her husband, Blaine, they raised their children to value hard work, the wise use of money, and the satisfaction from a job well done from doing your personal best. She enjoyed helping build and spending time with family at their cabin in Fairview Canyon. She loved traveling abroad to England, Scotland, Wales, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, and Israel. She also enjoyed traveling with the family during our annual summer week-long trips to national parks and other historic and scenic places in the States. The favorite was the trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, to celebrate our parent’s 1959 50th wedding Anniversary.

She was an accomplished artist in oil painting, watercolors, calligraphy, and pottery. Many of her paintings and pottery beautify the family home and some of her paintings were on display at the Springville Art Museum. She was an avid seamstress, starting out on a treadle sewing machine and with the money from her first teaching paycheck, she bought a Bernina sewing machine with which she made many clothes for herself and later her children. She also worked on other creative projects, including furniture upholstery, draperies, and quilts. She learned how to crochet at a young age from her mother and grandmother and used this talent to create blankets and bibs for newborn Nevada babies with Down Syndrome. For this service, she was honored with the Humana Starlight Award for exceptional volunteerism in southern Nevada. She was an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, where she was a lesson leader and pianist. Her pioneer heritage was very dear to her.

Music played a huge part in her life. She learned to play the piano at a young age and used that talent throughout her life. She taught piano lessons for over 20 years and accompanied choirs and musical performers. She later learned to play the organ and became an accomplished organist. She used this talent to serve as the ward organist and music chairperson for over 20 years, enriching the lives of her family and ward members.

She has left us an enduring legacy through her love of the gospel and the Savior, and her example of faith, obedience, and righteousness. The last three years of her life she suffered from a number of incapacitating health conditions including gradual blindness from macular degeneration, a loss of hearing, and debilitating leg conditions which resulted in immobility and the need for full-time care at Stonehenge Care Center. These conditions she endured with perseverance and faith to the end.

She is survived by her husband Blaine, daughters Suzanne Wilson and Cheryl Yorges (Chris), son, Derek Hall, (Melanie), grandchildren: Alex Wilson, Whitney Morreall, (Trevor), Ashley Yorges, Nicki Yorges, Shelby Astle, (Nathan), Shawn Hall, Alyssa Hall, Austin Hall. She is preceded in death by her parents Archibald and Hazel Stokes and brothers Andrew and Francis Stokes. The family express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Stonehenge of American Fork and Canyon Hospice for their professional and compassionate care and support they gave Carol and her family members for the many months she was under their care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel at 135 East 2000 South, Orem. A public viewing will be held from 9:00 - 10:30 am preceding the service. Services will be broadcast live via the Sundberg Olpin Mortuary homepage.

Interment will be at the Wellsville City Cemetery, 75 East Main Street, Wellsville, UT 84339, following a short graveside service at 3:00 pm.

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