Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wonderful friend Carol Jean (Mickelsen) McCoy passed away peacefully on November 2, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah from complications due to kidney failure.

She was born December 25, 1941 and was welcomed into Deloid and Lillian Jean Mickelsen's family through adoption. She married Richard Lynn McCoy on September 22, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

The two most important things in Carol's life were her family and a deep abiding testimony of Jesus Christ. She was a faithful lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She set an example for her children and grandchildren by always serving others. It's only fitting that Carol's favorite holiday was Christmas; not only because she was born on Christmas, but because she truly saw it as an opportunity to help those in need.

Carol was an avid quilter who loved making unique baby blankets and wedding quilts for family and friends. Some of her favorite things were word searches, Wheel of Fortune and spending time with her great-grandchildren Penny and Brent David that lived in her home with their mother.

Carol is survived by her children, Marty Murphy, Dixie (Jim) McCormick, John (Lori) McCoy, Philip Peery, Brian (Nakisha) Peery, Deborah (Erik) Brown, and Sharon McCoy. Her thirteen grandchildren and six; soon to be seven, great-grandchildren. Her two sister's in-law Sharon and Katherine. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, parents Deloid Mickelsen and Lillian Jean Connelly, in-law's John 'Jack' Jardine and Julia Freze, sister-in-law Shirley Carlson, and her daughter-in-law Janese Peery.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Western Hills 1st Ward, 5380 West 5400 South, Kearns, UT. There will be a viewing an hour before the services from 9:30am – 10:45am.

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The family would like to thank the numerous doctors, nurses and caregivers, especially those at Fresenius Kidney Care Oquirrh Dialysis of Taylorsville, Utah who provided loving care for Carol during the latter part of her life.

To protect our family members that are immunocompromised we are asking you to please wear a mask in doors.


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6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Nov 06, 2021

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I love my aunt Carol Jean's kind, sweet nature and her generosity. Giving service is a huge part of who she is, and the way I will remember her. I am so sorry for her loss in the lives of her children and grandchildren. I am happy to believe that she is with my favorite uncle and out of the pain and discomfort that was a constant part of her life at the end.

Dina Hinrichsen Nov 19, 2021

Carol you were a great mom to all of us . You made my kids quilt and when I be came a grandma I asked you if you would make me a grandma one you did .I will miss you but I no you are up there with dad love her daughter Dixie

Dixie Lynn McCormick Nov 13, 2021