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Carolyn Leora George Owens


Carolyn Leora George Owens died on June 26, 2021. Born on May 20, 1952 in San Diego to William and Betty (Sowell) George. Carolyn was a devoted and loving wife, caring mother, thoughtful friend, gifted seamstress, passionate animal lover, and always good natured.

Her father was in the Navy, and as a result, Carolyn attended 16 different schools before graduating from Bryant, Arkansas high school. After graduating from high school, she worked as a nurse in Little Rock, Arkansas, where a friend recommended that she attend nursing school. She enrolled at Fort Scott Kansas Mercy School of Nursing and received her nursing diploma in 1975 and later a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Carolyn and her husband Joe were married on April 17, 1979 in Provo, Utah. Carolyn joined her husband and 3 children from a previous marriage in Lamar, Missouri, where they added 3 more children to the family over the next 4 years.

The family moved from MO to UT in 1991 and moved to Pleasant Grove, where they both worked as nurses for Intermountain Health Care from 1991 until their retirement in 2018. After retiring, Carolyn and Joe embarked on a new adventure moving to Fort Mohave, AZ in 2019 where they are building their dream home.

The Owens household was never quiet. Neighborhood children, friends, family were always welcome. Carolyn really loved the sound of children enjoying life. One of her lifelong feelings has been that there is nothing worse than telling a child not to try something; Music lessons, band, karate. She often volunteered for companion marching band competition tours and has been referred to by many as Mom Owens. She spent many years volunteering at the Princess Festival in Lehi, UT and loved being called a fairy godmother by the children there. Teens and adults may not always appreciate having a mother who is a child at heart, but grandchildren do! She wanted all of her children and grandchildren to know that they are all unique and loved.

Carolyn spent her life serving others, working as a nurse for 45 years in a variety of fields including orthopedics and surgical floors, intensive care, nursing management, neonatal intensive care, and mother / baby. Taking care of others is the soul of who they were.

Carolyn loved her family and has been a great blessing, love, and support to her husband, Joe. She and Joe had many adventures together and shared many hobbies. They were devoted to one another and had a long loving marriage of 42 years. Carolyn always wanted her family to know that she was loved and when they were happy she was happy. She leaves behind her other half, Joseph Lyle Owens Jr., six children; Jennifer Leora, Jon (Megan), Crystal, Lyle (Cami), Sarah, Henry (Emily); 10 beloved grandchildren: Elizabeth, Maverick, Jonathan, Corinna, Benjamin, Jade, Corvin, Kalen, Kyston and Bethany and their sister Deane (Evan) Henry and brothers Roger and Raymond George.

“Sure Dear Ya!”

Instead of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity!

In honor of Carolyn’s memory, please go out and do a good deed!

Visit Friday, August 6th in the LDS Church RS Room 905 N 500 W Pleasant Grove from 6pm to 8pm and a funeral service on Saturday, August 7th at 10am in the Lehi City Cemetery

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