LoRaine Phipps Otteson, 85, of Cedar Hills, UT peacefully
passed into immortality on April 12, 2017. She was born
to John Curtis Phipps and Clara Evans on October 6, 1931
in Eureka, Utah, and spent most of her childhood in Spanish
Fork, her adult life in Orem, and retiring in Cedar Hills.
She lived a full life of love, warmth and service.
Carol graduated from Spanish Fork High School and married
Hans LeRoy Otteson on July 19, 1950. They began their family
of seven soon after he returned from his military service
in Korea, and their marriage was solemnized in the Salt
Lake Temple on March 25, 1971. Family was everything to
her; she thought of them first and foremost in every choice
she made. As a teen she cared for her maternal grandmother,
she supported her children and grandchildren in all their
varied activities, made many of their clothes for them,
and she cared for her mother-in-law for 20 years, without
complaint, as well as caring for her terminally ill daughter
Carol's vocation was homemaking, serving her husband and
children with love and dignity, but she held many jobs to
support the family when necessary, including waitress, nursing
home, lunch lady, sewing factory, etc. She volunteered with
the Miss Orem Pageant and chaperoned at the Miss America
Pageant, she was an active member of the Daughters of Utah
Pioneers, and the Red Hat Society. She cherished the friendships
she made from high school, neighborhoods, clubs, church,
co-workers, etc. As an avid reader, Carol read thousands
of books and enjoyed trading books and story lines with
her grandchildren. She had a sharp mind, she loved to work
on crossword puzzles and she enjoyed lively conversations
about politics, sports and celebrities, including Dance
Carol endured to the end as a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in her last weeks in mortality
expressed a deep faith in meeting her Savior. She held many
callings and consistently fulfilled them, including Young
Women’s, Primary, library, Sunday School, Relief Society,
service missionary as a member locator, etc. Grandma will
be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure to be
a part of her life. She will leave behind a huge gap of
warmth and love that nobody can fill but her. Her kindness,
her love, her empathy, and positive words of encouragement
will never be forgotten. She will live on forever in our
minds and in our hearts, and into the eternities.
Carol is survived by her children, Lorraine (Douglas) Peck
of Highland, Utah; Steven (Pamela) Otteson of Federal Way,
Washington; James (Teresa) Otteson of Cedar Hills, Utah;
and Michael (Rhea Dawn) Otteson, of North Salt Lake, Utah.
She is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren,
and a great-great-grandchild due in a few months, as well
as two siblings, Linda Lowe and Blaine Phipps. She was preceded
in death by her husband her children, Denise (Saia) Hafoka,
Jon (Debra) Otteson, and Darren Otteson, and one grandchild
and two great-grandchildren, as well as her parents and
two siblings, Lois Greenhalgh and Don Phipps.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
at 11:00 am in the Cedar Hills 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 9737
North Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and
friends may call Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork,
Utah and also at an additional viewing on Tuesday morning
from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church interment
will take place in the Orem City Cemetery following services.
Carol wished that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made
to organizations supporting diabetes and cancer treatment
Was born July 24, 1931 in Richmond Indiana at the home
of James Thurman Reed and Mae Euphemia Holmquist. Catherine had three
younger brothers; Robert Joseph, James Thomas, and Richard Allen Reed.
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