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Carolyn Valdez

January 22, 1940 — April 13, 2017

Carolyn Valdez

Together Again, Carolyn Powell Valdez passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13th, 2017, at her home in Tooele, Utah. Carolyn was born January 22, 1940, to William Lee and Rhoda Harriet Powell in Mount Emmons, Utah. She grew up in a loving home, the youngest of five daughters and a son. As a young girl, she lived with her parents on the Peter Whitmer Farm in Fayette, New York, attending grade school and junior high in Waterloo, New York. Carolyn graduated from Weber High School in Ogden, Utah. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Hill Air Force Base, and then later, the Tooele Army Depot. On her 25th birthday, Carolyn married Ray Valdez. Together, they loved traveling, gardening, dancing, their dog Charlie, and cats Baby and Juicy. But most of all, they loved their family. Carolyn was a wonderful wife and mother. Over the years, Carolyn and Ray enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. As their family grew, they especially loved spending time with their grandchildren. Carolyn was a sports fan and loved outdoor activities. She was a kind, patient and gentle lady. Carolyn was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed the care and company of the members of her ward. Carolyn is preceded in death by Ray, her husband of over 50 years; her parents; grandson Adam Valdez; sisters Phyllis Roundy, Bessie Lee Denosky, Aleen Deming Denosky and Janice Knutson; and brother William Kent Powell. Carolyn is survived by sons Kris (Lisa) Speth, Birdseye, Utah; Todd (Deanna) Valdez Waterford, CA; Richard (JoAnne) Valdez, Stansbury, Utah; Brent (Angela) Valdez, Tooele, Utah; Paul (Kim) Valdez, Berea, Kentucky; nieces and nephews, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 428 S. Hale St, Grantsville, with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Grantsville City Cemetery. The family would like to thank Carlos and Marta Garcia and Canyon Hospice for their kindness and care. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.



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