Carolyn Bladen Obituary (1938 – 2021) – Logan, UT

Our beloved, incredible and amazing mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, Carolyn Condie Bladen, passed away on Thursday June 10th, 2021 after a brief illness from this earthly life.

Carolyn was born on December 22, 1938 in Cedar City, Utah, to William Arthur and Cora Armstrong Condie. Carolyn was the fifth of six children. Carolyn graduated from Cedar City High School and was actively involved in the choir and orchestra. Carolyn briefly attended Southern Utah College while pursuing a career in banking. She met Kenneth Tobler Bladen in 1959 and they were married on July 20, 1960 in St. George Utah’s LDS Temple, where they were sealed for time and all eternity. The young couple moved to Provo, Utah, and stayed there for less than two years. They made their way to Logan, Utah, and stayed in Logan for the rest of their lives.

Carolyn was a housewife when she and Ken raised their young family. When her youngest child was in elementary school, Carolyn returned to her banking career and worked for Zions Bank for the next 18 years. Carolyn was one of the hardest working women you could ever meet! Carolyn had a deep desire to enhance the natural talents God had given her. She was an accomplished pianist, violinist, choir singer, seamstress, quilter, crochet maker, calligrapher, baker, candy maker, canning maker, gardener, puzzle player, word searcher, and the list goes on. Carolyn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She performed lifelong service to her members and neighbors. She served with passion and commitment in all of her callings and was a true example of love and faith!

Carolyn suffered three major losses in her life that affected her earthly journey. On April 4, 1967, she gave birth to a son, Steve Condie Bladen, who was born with a heart defect. On May 17, 1967, Steve died during open heart surgery at Salt Lake City Primary Children’s Hospital, and young parents Ken and Carolyn were buried their six-week-old son. On September 9, 2012, Carolyn had another worst day of life when she learned that her 47-year-old son Scott had died in a tragic car accident. Her sons’ memories were etched on her heart forever and she missed them both terribly. And on March 17th, 2017, her beloved Ken passed away after a long battle with illness and arthritis. What a wonderful reunion with their two sons, husband Ken, son-in-law Ray Peterson and grandson Oren Shuler on the other side of the veil!

Carolyn leaves behind her children: daughter Debra Peterson, Santaquin, UT, daughter Diane Frank (Craig) Providence, UT, daughter Brenda Olfson (Mark) Central Point, OR, son Keith Bladen (Kelsey) Hyrum, UT, daughter Donna Bordelon (Philip) , Klamath Falls, OR, brother Mel Condie (Marian) Tooele, UT, brother Richard Condie (Joyce) Washington, UT, sister-in-law Geri Condie, Ivins, UT, brother-in-law Mark Harris, Sandy, UT, sister-in-law Carol Condie, Beaver, UT, and brother-in-law Boyd Bladen, St. George, UT. In addition, 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved very much, survived.

Memorial services are conducted by Allen-Hall Mortuary and begin with a tour on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On the following day, Thursday, June 17, 2021, another tour will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. All tours and services are held at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah.

Special thanks to the incredible staff at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden. As an expression of compassion, donations can be made to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital

The services are broadcast live and can be viewed online at

Published by the Logan Herald Journal June 15 to June 16, 2021.

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