Carolyn Carter, 1935-2019

Carolyn Carter

Carolyn Carter, mother of five, grandmother, great grandma and friend, died Sept. 24, 2019. After Carolyn retired, she moved to Moab in 2004 with her partner, Richard Neumann. Prior to that she spent several summers visiting one and then two of her daughters who lived here. She became very connected to the landscape and colors of southeastern Utah and the Four Corners area.

During her time in Moab – and the other places she lived – she made many friends whom she enjoyed greatly. Several appreciated and shared in her joy of cooking and trying or tweaking new recipes, or her joy in tending to her yard and gardens.

Carolyn/mom gave her children and the generations that followed many gifts. Her passion for all different genres of music and her support of our pursuits and interests in music. She had an infectious curiosity about the places we had lived and visited as a family and in the culture, music and food that was a part of those places.

Carolyn will be remembered for her humor, friendliness and sense of community. Many will remember stopping by for an afternoon visit and her saying cheerfully “is it wine time?” as an invitation to sit with a glass of wine and visit for a while as the day faded, and often to share in whatever she had cooked that day.

Carolyn/mom will be remembered and greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. It warms our hearts to have so many friends and neighbors inquire about her, and offer stories about the times they shared with her as well as their condolences. Thank you for being part of her life and ours.