Carol Stevens got her wish and left this earth and returned to her Father in Heaven due to complications following a severe stroke on April 25, 1998, surrounded by her family at the Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful.

Carol was born September 10, 1929, to loving parents Harold Swenson Walker and Lucille Harvey in Pleasant Grove.Among her many accomplishments were an LDS Mission to the Eastern Atlantic States, the Utah Mother of the Year, a tenth degree black belt in toilet papering houses, and providing a strong anchor in life for her children, grandchildren, and 36 foster children.

She is survived by her husband of 12 wonderful years, J. Hillman (Steve) Stevens; and the following sons and daughters: Zan Burningham (Lee), David E. Paul, Pam Fullmer (Jon), Layne D. Paul (Vicky), Mark D. Paul (Patti), Janna Paul, David Stevens (Carol), Ann Lindsey Scott (Steven), Kathy Mower (Barry), sister Anne W. Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Stanley H. Walker and friend, Dr. David W. Paul (divorced 1984).

The greatest thrills and rewards of Carol's life were centered in her family, her association with them, and the services and care she provided for them. She loved to travel the world with her sweetheart Steve, and spend time with her family. She related extremely well to her many teenage grandchildren and 36 foster children that lived with her over the years. Not many grandmothers like their grandchildren well enough, nor relate to the grandkids well enough, to invite grandchildren and their dates over for all-night discussions on dating, gospel principles, spirituality, and the search for an eternal mate. Carol made an indelible impression for good in the lives of very many people. She spoke her mind freely, was zealous in her beliefs, loved others truly and deeply for who and what they were. All she asked for in return was to be loved and appreciated for who and what she was. We love her. We miss her already. We appreciate so much all that she has done for us, her family, and we would like to share it with others.

There will be a viewing Tuesday evening, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Larkin & Sons Mortuary, 496 24th Street, Ogden. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Fairfield Chapel, 50 E. Mutton Hollow, Kaysville. There will be a short viewing prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch.

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