Our beloved mom, sister, aunt, daughter, cousin and friend, Carol Koelliker was called home earlier than expected, on May 2nd, 2020, In SLC, Utah.

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Carol was born September 5th, 1945 to Donald R. and Blanche L in SLC. She was the 2nd oldest child of 6 kids. But also the bossiest, earning her the nickname of Queenie.

Carol was the most amazing mother, and grandmother. She graduated from South High School and went on to achieve an associates degree in nursing. She worked for some great Doctors, that she truly loved as an OBGYN nurse, Dr. Robert Romney, Dr. Dennis Hughes, and Dr. Scott Barton. She had so many friends and was truly blessed to carry those friendships through the years. Carol was the best nurse and role model. If you knew her, your life was touched by her in some way. She was so loved and would be tickled by the outpouring of those that are saddened by her loss. She loved crocheting, traveling the world, playing computer games, puzzles, Diet Mt Dew & BYU She also loved riding her jet ski, on her yearly vacations to Campland on the Bay, in San Diego where she spent much time on the beach working on her tan, and spending time with her family.

Carol loved her family and she loved her heavenly father. If you look at her Facebook page, you will see the love she had for both. She would tag herself in all of the family pictures. She had many callings in church, including Primary president, Relief Society president, and Young Womens president.

Carol was a compassionate person with a heart larger than life. If you needed her, she was there. She lived her life in service for others. She had an open door to anyone who needed it, as well as a shoulder to cry on.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Blanche, her big brother Donald Lee, brother in law, Richard Kennedy, sister in law Vicky Koelliker, her son in law, Travis Nielson, 2 nephews, Kelby Koelliker, and Josh Hansen. And many other close family members.

Carol is survived by her children, Robert Koelliker, Sara (Dustin) Smith, Tami Nielson, brothers and sisters, Naida Koelliker, Sharon (Stephen) Adams, Craig ( Joan) Koelliker, Leslie Kennedy, and Wayne Koelliker. Grandkids, Odyssey, Gentry, Tristen, Spencer, Dallyn and Xandyr, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her bonus sister, Julie Cowley

Graveside services will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 1300 South 2350 East, SLC. Utah on Saturday, May 9th, at 2 with a brief gathering from 1-1:40 prior. Friends may call on Friday, May 8th from 6-8 at the same location. Due to Covid, masks are required, and social distancing will be observed.

“Death leaves a heartache, that no one can heal. But love leaves a memory that no one can steal.”


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Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 E 1300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

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May 06, 2020

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Rob, Sara and Family-

My heart aches for you all during this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and may your memories bring comfort when you need it the most.

May her memory be ETERNAL!


Amy Vasilacopulos , Salt Lake City, UT, US May 11, 2020