Persis Spencer Carling 1919 ~ 2011

Our sweet mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend PersisSpencer Carling, age 91, passed peacefully and happily through the veil on July 21, 2011. She was the second of eight children born to Homer Brown Spencer and Clara Esplin Spencer in Kanab, UT. She married Gerald Bastian Carling on October 7, 1940 in Kanab. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. She was proud of her six children: Geraldine (Chuck) Rhoades, Newark, CA; Duane (Suzanne), Farmington, UT; Ron (Karin), Sandy, UT; Randy (Christine), Galt, CA; Bruce (Cheryl), Houston, TX; Barbara Carling, Holladay, UT. She was a loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandson. Mom is enjoying a happy reunion with her husband, parents, brothers, Cleon and Lawrence, sister, Vera, two grandchildren and many friends. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and was proud of her pioneer heritage. She was a member of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Her legacy of love, service, and faith will live on forever in her posterity. A special thank you to the Holladay 4th Ward for their love and service to our family. The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to Home Instead Senior Care and CareSource Hospice for their compassionate care and guidance through Mom's final months. We are grateful that she was able to stay in her own home the entire time. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Holladay 4th Ward, 4917 Viewmont Street, Holladay, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Fillmore City Cemetery. Until we meet again, may your great-grandson's prayer be answered: "Bless Grandma Great. Help her find fun stuff to do in Heaven and I hope she likes her new wings." We love you, Mom, and are thankful you are ours forever.