Carol Ann Wright Wailes

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November 22, 1970 - August 2, 2021 (Age 50)

On Monday, August 2nd, 2021, our beautiful Carol Ann Wright Wailes passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Carol was born on Sunday, November 22nd, 1970 in Woods Cross, Utah to Hal and Shirley Ann Wright. This is where she spent her childhood and young adult years. As a child, Carol had the nickname Kapookie given to her by her father, Hal Wright. Carol graduated from Woods Cross High School in 1989.

Carol was married to her first husband Abraham Y. Lincoln from 1995 to 2014. They spent these years raising their three children - Tashelle Wright, Teneisa Lincoln, and Tasha Lincoln.

In July of 2018, she married Collin A. Wailes.

Like her mom Shirley, Carol was a fun loving extrovert. She would make friends everywhere she went. Her hobbies include: playing with her three beautiful grandkids, bowling with her awesome team and for fun, going to yard sales and thrift stores, travelling, karaoke, Bunko (a dice game), and family game nights.

Countless qualities can be used to describe Carol. She was selfless, generous, caring, and kind. She was witty and funny with a contagious laugh. She would give to family, friends and even strangers, even when she didn’t have much to give. She was forgiving and would go above and beyond to bring people together and make people feel special.

Carol was an extremely hard working individual and passionate about her career. In her most recent position, she expressed joy working in human resources and being able to interview and hire caring and diverse people. She loved her team and enjoyed advocating for those on her team and beyond.

She is Survived by her father Hal Wright and wife Jean Wright; brother John Wright; three daughters - Tashelle Wright, Teneisa Lincoln, and Tasha Lincoln; three grandchildren Colby Wright, Kyrie Moses, and Ivyana Moses; husband Collin A. Wailes and step son Robert Wailes. She is also survived by two nieces and one nephew - Nicole Wright Abel, Charla Davis & Wayne Wright. She is Preceded in death by her mother Shirley Ann Wright Coleman and her sister Joan Wright Davis.

Carol was a courageous organ donor, whose life saved two others and her life will contribute to research on heart disease and diseases affecting the eyes.

Carol is one in a million and will forever be missed. Her sudden and unexpected passing has left us heartbroken, but our hearts and minds are comforted knowing she is with her mother Shirley and sister Joan. We find strength knowing she is no longer suffering and in pain. Heaven gained a beautiful Angel.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and other variants, masks are recommended. Carol’s daughters will provide these for those who would like one.

Public Viewing Service will be held on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at:

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery

6500 South Redwood Road

West Jordan, Utah 84123

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am at:

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery

6500 South Redwood Road

West Jordan, Utah 84123

Funeral Services will be available virtually at the following Zoom link:

1. Joining by computer

a. Go to in any internet browser

b. Click “join meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8012624631

d. A box will open saying “ wants to open this application”. Click “open zoom”

e. Click “Join with Computer Audio”

f. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services

2. Joining by phone or iPad

a. Download the Zoom app

b. Open the app and select “join a meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8012624631

d. Select “join without video”

e. Select “Call using internet audio”

f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services.

Interment will be at:

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery

6500 South Redwood Road

West Jordan, Utah 84123


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 10, 2021

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Tashelle and family, please accept our sincerest condolences. May Carol Rest In Peace.

Eunice Lamptey & Family , Midvale , UT, US Aug 12, 2021

My condolences to you and your entire family.

Alicia Smith , Saint Louis, MO, US Aug 12, 2021

Will be missed by all. Loved her laugh.

Leighann Reed Aug 11, 2021

A beautiful and caring young woman and one who will be missed so much.

LaVetta Nelson Binder , Amboy, WA, US Aug 10, 2021

Tashelle, please accept my deep sincere condolences for the recent passing of your mother. May the memories that you and your sisters have be a reassuring comfort

as you grieve and mourn, knowing and always believing and trusting that God will

strengthen and be your guide and helper.

Ruth-Arlene W Howe , Layton, UT, US Aug 10, 2021

My daughter for 4 years, but forever in my heart.

I will miss you until we are together again.

Jean Wright

Jean Wright , Wallowa, OR, US Aug 10, 2021


  • 1950
  • Oct 10, 1954

    A Fun Halloween party we did together

  • Oct 13, 1954

    Carol is such a fun person we spent alot of fun times together this was one of the times ,we had a Halloween party together

  • 2020
  • Jul 12, 2021

    Valley of Fire hike

  • Aug 11, 2021

    Aunt Carol was such a vibrant and lovely person. I will miss her warm heart, her jokes and most especially her appreciation for the people around her. She was such an amazing soul. Rest well Aunt. You will always be in our hearts ♥️