Cara Sidney Talbot, passed away July 6, 1998 at her home in St. George, UT.
She was born March 8, 1933 in Salt Lake City, UT, to Clifford Allen Stevenson and Nancy Richards. She grew up in various cities throughout the United States. She was graduated from West High School and attended the University of Utah, where she was active in the Alpha Phi sorority.Sidney married Elden V. Talbot in the Salt Lake Temple in 1952. She served in many capacities in the LDS Church. A member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, she worked in the D.U.P. Museum in St. George.
By nature a champion of the underdog and uncommonly sensitive to others suffering, she found her greatest joy in serving those in need. She dedicated the last years of her life to volunteer work, first at University Hospital and later at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Over the course of 25 years, she comforted and cared for countless people, most of them total strangers, in their hours of need.
Despite her deep faith and compassion, she was incapable of sanctimony, preferring instead the vivacious wit and youthfulness that those who knew her will always cherish.
Sidney is survived by her husband; her aunt, Iva Richards, Orem; a sister, Marilyn (David) Yarn, Provo; five children: Michael E. (Kim) Talbot, Las Vegas; Steven R. (Penny) Talbot, Centerville, UT; Laura (Joseph) Smolka, Salt Lake City; Sherry A. Talbot, Los Angeles; John C. (Sandy) Talbot, Boston, MA; and 15 grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice, as well as all other care givers.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 8, 1998 7-8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 300 W. St. George Blvd. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Stake Center, with visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment, St. George City Cemetery,
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