Obituary: SEAT, CAROLEE WILKEY

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 9:16 a.m. MDT

Carolee Wilkey Seat1935 ~ 2012Carolee Wilkey Seat, our beloved and loving mother, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born on January 2, 1935, in Nephi, Utah to Carl and Leila Wilkey.She graduated from Juab High and attended Stevens Henager College. She had a love for horses and reigned as Ute Stampede Rodeo Queen of 1952.She met the love of her life, Franklin D. Seat; and on March 18, 1954, their love was sealed for time and eternity in the Manti, Temple. He preceded her in death in 2004, after more than 50 years of marriage. They eventually made their home in Tooele where they raised four children.She had a strong testimony and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. A dedicated and active member of the LDS Church, she held many callings and was always grateful and happy to serve. For many years she worked in the Young Women's program, a labor of love she found very rewarding; camping, hiking, tying knots, softball, basketball, volleyball; she loved it all.She had many friends and spoke of the kindness of others, never taking credit for the unselfish things she did for someone in need.In the early years, she worked at Rudd's Dairy Bar. She also worked as a para-educator in the Tooele School District for 30 years, and had a genuine love for each and every child she had the opportunity to work with. Carolee had a fabulous sense of humor, and was the first to appreciate a good gag or prank. She also had a sense of unconditional love and was an example to all who knew and loved her. She was also known lovingly by many as "Mama Seat." She is survived by her children, Michael Seat (LeeAnn), Diane Duckworth (Ryan), Christine Sampson (Mark), and Steve Seat (Brandy), sister Lois Larsen, brother George Wilkey, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; preceded in death by great grandson Drake Perkins.Funeral services will be held Friday, February 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the Middle Canyon Ward LDS Church, 777 Skyline Drive, Tooele, UT. Friends may call at Tate Mortuary, 110 S Main, Tooele, Thursday evening, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.