& Condolences

Advanced Planning



Contact Us

About Us



Carolyn Elizabeth Cartwright

Born: 11/17/1924, McCormick, South Carolina
Death: 2/20/2012, Moab, Utah
Service: Private service at a later date

Just after midnight on February 20, 2012 Carolyn Cartwright died in Moab, Utah surrounded by her children. She was as gracious and courageous in death as she had been in her long life—her death was one more lesson from Carolyn in how to live a life.

Carolyn Elizabeth Hobson was born in McCormick, South Carolina on November 17, 1924 and became a Cartwright when she married Thomas Campbell Cartwright on August 10, 1946. They embarked on a life together that led to homes in College Station, Texas and Pack Creek, Utah, and to travels around the world.

Carolyn’s life centered on her family—Tom, and their children Tommy (Mary), Susan Prescott (Steve), Clarke Abbey (Tom Rees), and Pat (Deborah), and eleven grandchildren and eight (so far) great-grandchildren. There also was a line of dogs and grand-dogs that she loved and Pixie was on her mind at the end. Carolyn was devoted to her three brothers, her sister, and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her brother Dick (Hilda) and her sister Louise.

In her hands this family was a symphony that she conducted with humor, enthusiasm and encouragement. She found, and then amplified, the best in every person she met, and friends quickly were adopted into the family orchestra. She read widely and deeply, admired fine music, and was quick to grab her binoculars to watch a bird. She found joy in the achievements of her family, the clouds over Mount Tukuhnikivats, the blooming of the desert, and sunsets over the Moab wall. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life this spring.

Carolyn and her family thank the nurses, physicians, and myriad health care workers who treated her with skill and compassion. She was amused that she was destined to end her life in the new Moab Regional Hospital, the construction of which she and Tom had supported. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that her friends make a gift to Moab Regional to the USU nursing education programs. And, to do something kind for another person today.

Printable Page     Add Picture      Add Tribute/Condolence

PLEASE NOTE: Pictures and Tributes will be reviewed before being posted. We will post them ASAP, we appreciate your patience. PLEASE DON'T RESUBMIT.

In Memoriam In Memoriam
Search Archives

Jill Childs
b: 6/17/1960
d: 1/26/2021
Service: Priivate

Richard De Jarnette
b: 10/11/1941
d: 1/26/2021
Service: Private

John Cowan
b: 5/17/1950
d: 1/24/2021
Service: Pending

Peter Plastow
b: 9/21/1930
d: 1/22/2021
Service: 02/06/2021, 1:00 pm Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Dale Holyoak
b: 5/12/1929
d: 1/19/2021
Service: 01/23/2021, 12:00 pm, Moab LDS Stake Center on Locust Lane with live streaming on Spanish Valley Mortuary facebook page

Lorraine Grundvig
b: 11/2/1929
d: 1/8/2021
Service: 01/15/2021, 2:00 pm Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Jack Turpin
b: 1/22/1958
d: 1/6/2021
Service: Private

Gloria Martin
b: 1/26/1951
d: 1/6/2021
Service: 01/16/2021, 11:30 am Moab LDS Stake Center with live streaming on Spanish Valley Mortuary facebook page

Albert Lucero
b: 9/5/1939
d: 1/5/2021
Service: 01/13/2021, 12:00 pm St. Pius X Catholic Church with live streaming on Spanish Valley Mortury facebook page.

Betty Lucero
b: 6/16/1944
d: 1/5/2021
Service: 01/13/2021, 12:00 pm St Pius X Catholic Church with live streaming on Spanish Valley Mortury facebook page

Daniel Kemmsies
b: 11/13/1957
d: 12/31/2020
Service: Private

Donald Scott Cockayne
b: 10/26/1951
d: 12/31/2020
Service: Pending

George Simons
b: 5/5/1940
d: 12/31/2020
Service: 01/05/2021, 1:00 pm Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

They Live OnThey Live On

   Those we love remain with us
   For love itself lives on;

   Cherished memories never fade
   Because one loved is gone.

   Those we love can never be
   More than a thought apart;

   For as long as there’s a memory,
   They live on within our heart.

© 2007-2013 Spanish Valley Mortuary