C. Graff passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017 in American
Fork Utah. She was a long-time resident of Grand Junction,
She was born May 30, 1929 to Arthur J. Carson and Fern
Hawkins Carson in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in
the area of Price, Utah and graduated from Carbon High School
in 1947. She met her husband William W. (Bill) Graff at
Geneva Steel Mills in Provo, Utah. They were married Nov.
15, 1947 in Elko Nevada. They farmed in American Fork, Utah
and had two daughters Diane and Connie there. In 1958 they
moved to Olathe, Colorado and ran a dairy business. Another
daughter, Judy, joined their family. Two years later they
moved to Delta, Colorado and opened Western Livestock Supply.
In 1960 they moved their business to Grand Junction and
in1966 opened Graff Dairy. Here their son Wayne was born.
Barbara was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. She served in many positions from Primary President
to Relief Society President. She served a mission for her
church in Scarsdale, New York in 2003. She was an avid Broncos
fan, loved to read and do puzzles. She had an outgoing personality
and enjoyed being with people.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill,
daughter Judy, step-father Delbert Wilcox, brother Gerald
Wilcox, and sister Karma Dell Wilcox. She is survived by
three children: Diane (Bruce) Davis, Connie (Steve) Johnson,
Wayne (Kelli) Graff, son-in-law David Nichols, sister Betty
Frandsen, 13 grandchildren, and 29 plus great-grandchildren.
They were all the joy of her life.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday,
July 8, 2017 at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900
East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call from
8:45 to 9:45 am on Saturday prior to services. Interment
will be at the American Fork City Cemetery.