Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 29th. She was born in Salt Lake City on January 24th, 1960 to Grace and Richard Anderson. She graduated from West High School and was later married to her eternal companion, Dale, on February 9, 1979 in the SLC Temple. Together they raised 5 wonderful children and spent most of their time as a family camping and fishing.

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Throughout her life, Carol worked in various cafeterias where she shared her bubbly personality with the public. She very much enjoyed being around people, bowling, painting, dancing and going to Wendover.

Carol loved shopping, beaches, jewelry, purses, and her sweet dog Porkie. Her laugh was outrageously contagious and could get an entire room laughing in an instant. Her go-to dance move was the robot that she would shamelessly perform at the drop of a hat whenever music would play. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dale, Siblings; Blaine (Diane), Mary Ellen, Children; Dan (Jamie), Karla, Ashley (Rob), Shawndell (Kris), Whittney (Bryan), 13 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Memorial Redwood, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan UT on December 6th at 11am. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9am – 10:30am. There will be a viewing held Monday, December 5th from 6pm – 8pm also at Memorial Redwood.


Funeral Service

Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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

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Post Date

Dec 02, 2022

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NEXT Jacoba "Cobie" Derryberry Jacoba "Cobie" Derryberry


I want to start by thanking everyone for all the love and support through this last week. I always knew my mom was one of a kind but it’s been so great to see how loved she was by so many.

When i think of mom, there are so many memories that come to mind, but I will briefly touch on the ones that stand out most to me. I remember being a little kid, grabbing canned goods from the pantry and a chair from the dining table and Sweatin’ to the oldies with Richard Simmons and mom.

Another memory i have is of our big screen tv, it was so big that mom would use it like a mirror and then turn on some Michael Jackson with the surround sound. She would watch herself as she performed her dance moves and i think my favorite part was when she would place her hand below her belly and let out the infamous MJ “ooooow!” I always admired that she truly didn’t care if she was a good or bad dancer. When she danced, she was in her element and she was happy. She would make up her own choreography to songs like Bruno Mars, Treasure. Us kids, and probably even dad know the dance moves.

I will never forget how mom always wanted to help anyone and everyone. You couldn’t leave her house without her trying to give you something like

- box of cereal

- A pack of Toilet paper

- Paper towels

- Razors

- Deodorant

- Or even one of her hundreds of purses

There are numerous memories of mom that I will forever cherish. I’ll miss her loud and contagious laugh that would sometimes seem to go on forever. I’ll miss the finger she’d place on her tongue and end with a sizzle sound. I am so grateful for the 33 years I was able to have with her. I love my mom, she impacted so many lives and I know we will all miss her dearly.

Whittney Dec 06, 2022

Mom, I am going to miss you very much. You have taught me many things in life to become the man I am today. You taught me how to Laugh and enjoy life. I cherished every moment with you.

Smith Daniel , Tooele, UT, US Dec 06, 2022


I'm sadden you are gone but proud of the way you raised me and made me the strong woman I am today. I thank you for always checking up on me to make sure I was okay. I will miss your text messages & at gatherings you saying " Is there anything you want to tell me?" You were an awesome, caring, & loving mom. You were even the best grandma going to the boys basketball, football, soccer, & baseball games and always thinking of them all the time. You will be greatly missed ❤️ I will help take care of Dad as well. I love you so much. Love Shawndell

Shawndell , West Valley, UT, US Dec 04, 2022

Rest in peace my sweet guileless baby sister. Wished we could have had more time in this life but that will have to wait until later. I will help watch after those left here in mortality. You and Dale raised an incredible family. I love you!

Blaine Anderson , Herriman, UT, US Dec 04, 2022

Carol was such a great person to be around. I loved dancing with her at the Granger High cafeteria when we would take perodic dance breaks just for fun. My heartfelt condolences goes out to her loved ones. She will be missed.

Elisa Gardner Dec 03, 2022

Sorry for your loss

Pixton Jody , Ogden, UT, US Dec 03, 2022

Deepest condolences to the Smith family. Carol was one of a kind.

Alan Tomich Dec 02, 2022


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    Momma being silly with me. She always liked to have a good time at parties!