Carol Mainord McMullin | 1942 - 2016 | Obituary

Carol Mainord McMullin
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Saturday, Sep 17, 2016
11:00 AM

Carol Mainord McMullin

March 06, 1942 - September 12, 2016

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To read of the life of Carol Mainord McMullin is to read a sweet story of love, kindness and encouragement. Carol’s gentle and compassionate nature touched everyone who knew her. Her example included a sincere heart and help for anyone who needed it, whether they were family, friends, or strangers.

Carol McMullin was born March 6, 1942, in Anderson, Indiana. She was the second of eight children born to Louis Lyle Mainord and Daisy Louise Edgeman Mainord.

Carol died on September 12, 2016, after a quiet and courageous eight-month battle with an aggressive cancer.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Allen Mainord, her father, Louis Lyle Mainord, and her mother, Daisy Louise Edgeman Mainord.

Carol is survived with the dearest of memories by her husband, William Ira McMullin of Lehi, Utah, and by her loving children, Robert Lyle (Wendy) James of St.George, Utah, Stephen Lamar (Sabrina) James of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Carol Ellen James (J. Dirk) Measles, of Lehi, Utah.

Carol was blessed with a loving posterity of three children and nine grand-children.

Surviving as well, are her devoted brothers and sisters, Charles Courtney Mainord of American Fork, Utah, Diane Mainord Merritt of Provo, Utah, Richard Eric Mainord of Price, Utah, Douglas Elliot Mainord of St. George, Utah, Karen Ellen Mainord Whiting of Alpine, Utah, and Robert Louis Mainord of Caldwell, Idaho.

Carol also leaves a great void in the lives of the children of William, Susanna (Joe) Dabelko Layton, UT, Monica (Keith) Howick Ogden, UT, John Ogden UT, Melynda (Allen) Wolcott Hyrum UT, Jared Hyrum, UT, SherriMae (Michael) Calles Brigham City, UT, JoyceAnn (Jared) Grose Corvalis, OR, and grand-children.

Carol was born in Anderson, Indiana, and grew up in Southeast Missouri. She started school in Matthews, Missouri, then attended two years at a college high school, then graduated from Jackson High School in Missouri. When in Jackson, the school nurse encouraged her mother to visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The entire family was taught by the missionaries and in 1958, they joined the Church, beginning a whole new life.

In 1960, Carol was sealed, with her parents and siblings, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Carol was blessed with 3 children, Robert Lyle, Stephen LaMar, and Carol Ellen whom she loved dearly and devoted her life to.

Carol was a graduate of Brigham Young University receiving a B.S. in Psychology. She then went on to receive her R.N. degree from College of Eastern Utah in 1993. She worked in the medical field and lovingly served for years as a hospice nurse and helped people be comforted to the end of their life.

In 2008, Carol moved to Idaho, and after becoming very active in her new ward, she met William McMullin. They were married on December 18, 2008. She still loved to dance and she enjoyed performing for others that enjoyed it. They also both shared a love for genealogy.

Will and Carol had a happy and productive life together. They did temple work, genealogy, attended concerts, plays, movies, and visited regularly with family and friends. On November 20, 2012, Will and Carol were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple. They were later called to serve as full time missionaries in the Utah Provo Mission and served faithfully from May 2014 to May 2015.

Carol was an artist, a dancer, a helper and a giver. She spoke Spanish with a wonderful accent, was a devoted genealogist and made friends out of anyone who met her. She has influenced so many in her life—as a woman, a friend, a sister, a grandma, and a mother. Her life inspires everyone to move forward with grace, dignity, and love.

The viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Lehi South Stake Center, 600 South 500 West Lehi, UT. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m, Saturday September 17, 2016. She will be laid to rest by her parents in Payson City Cemetery.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 AM

Lehi South Stake Center
600 South 500 East
Lehi, Utah 84043

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