Cindy Kara Wahlquist
1959 ~ 2014

Cindy Raelene Cole was born precisely at midnight Dec. 3, 1959 to a handsome cowboy and a beautiful artist. She arrived on the scene two months early, but then Cindy Kara Whipple Wahlquist always did things a little differently, even legally changing her name. She was full of passion and love for life and for people. She loved music, daffodils, the ocean, and long conversations about anything spiritual or deeply personal. Her favorite activities included sailing, skiing, traveling, feeding those she loved, researching family trees, being in nature and savoring "Country Magazine." Her life was filled with service to her family and many others whose lives she touched through a kind word, a tender hand, or food prepared with a heaping measure of love. She befriended the lonely, comforted the sad, fed the hungry and lifted the burdened. She brightened any room she entered with her sweet smile . Her most valued gift was her testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ and the saving grace of the Atonement.

She married a good man, Stuart Randall Smith, in June of 1979 and had two beautiful children, Jennifer Yvonne Smith Hausen and Michael William Stuart Smith. On November 11, 1989 she married her true love, Steven LeRoy Wahlquist in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He sang his way into her life and they shared many tender musical moments with family and friends. An adorable little girl, Elise Wahlquist, was born to them. She is survived by her beloved companion, Steven Wahlquist; three children, artistic daughter Jennifer and husband Kevin Hausen, noble son Michael Smith, and sweet daughter Elise Wahlquist; three precious grandchildren, Carter, Bryce and Ascher Hausen; her cowboy father Lanny S. Cole Sr. and wife Connie; mother-in-law Maurene Wahlquist, her amazing sisters Michelle Rene Cole Muir and Sandy LeAnn Cole Pippin; and the wittiest grandma, Fern E. Stephens. She is preceded in death by her dear friend and mother, Carma Jean Hollenbenck Cole and her angel brother Melvin Frank Cole.

While flowers are welcome, her wish would be to feed the poor or contribute to the Temple Patron Fund.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Spring City 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 164 South Main Street, Spring City, Utah. Family and friends may call Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Cedar Hills 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 4245 Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah, and also from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church in Spring City on Thursday. Interment will follow services at Spring City Cemetery.

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