Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thought Those Who Know Chris Timothy Would Want to Know

Utahna Carlson Timothy
Utahna Carlson Timothy "She is more precious than rubies... " Proverbs 3:15 Myrtle Utahna Carlson Timothy, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had been suffering from a long illness. She was 78 years of age.

Born of Swedish immigrant parents, November 15, 1930 in Midvale, Utah to Carl Gustave and Emma Anderson Carlson. Her childhood was full of Swedish activities and memories of the Swedish community and relatives in her youth.

She graduated from Jordan High School in 1947 and was the Queen of the "Days of 47" that same year. She was on the Beetdigger newspaper staff and sang in the school choirs.

She attended the University of Utah and met the man of her dreams and married Merlin R Timothy on December 17, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were happily married for sixty wonderful years.

An active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she held many positions in her church service: Sunday School and Primary organizations, Stake YWMIA President in the East Midvale Stake, Stake and Ward Relief Society President in the Monument Park Stake, Member of the Young Women General Board, and served in both the downtown Salt Lake City Mission and the Florida Tallahassee Mission with her husband.

Utahna started the Junior Utah Opera Guild for college age students in 1970 and was a member of the Allegro Women's Chorus. She loved the piano and played for years at dance studios, church and home. Her favorite song to play was "Bless This House."

She worked along side her husband at Sharp Cars, Inc. and Auto Express Rent-A-Car for over twenty years as the Financial Officer. Her family always came first in her thoughts and her deeds. Many of her nieces and nephews came to live with her for a period of time when she could have her wonderful influence on their lives. She was committed to making her family understand which things in life are the most important; the gospel of Jesus Christ, loving one another, and having integrity in your life.

Utahna was not a "sports enthusiast," but because of her family she was an awesome water skier, snow skier, marksman, and hunter of pheasants and deer. She enjoyed planting and working in her garden. She loved to work on genealogy, which filled her spirit. She was a consummate teacher of all things by example and direct instruction. She had many friends who felt her goodness through her service to them in simple ways. She continually thought of others and their comfort above her own including her family and friends, whom she loved unconditionally and with her whole heart.

She is survived by her husband Merlin R Timothy, daughter Christine Timothy, son Carl Timothy, and son Scott Timothy (Lori), and her grandchildren Peterson Timothy (Jenn), Lynda Timothy, Madison Timothy, and her sister Elna Ashcraft.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Ruth Nix (Ken).

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Monument Park 15th Ward, 1320 So. Wasatch Blvd at 12:00 p.m.
A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 So, Salt Lake City, Utah from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2009 and also from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the service taking place at the church.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh and his staff for their loving care.
The family also wishes to thank the Harmony Home Health and Hospice for their excellent and sensitive care, with a special thank you to an angel named "Lily."

With grateful appreciation in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at

**I know the Newbold family just lost a grandmother as well. Our thoughts are with you at this time.***