Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, sister and friend died Sunday, January 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT. She was born March 20, 1933, in Bingham, UT to Michael Zezza Conners and Annie Merle Webb Conners. She graduated from West High School in 1951 where she was a student body and class officer, and West's delegate to Utah Girls State. She married her high school sweetheart, Lynn J. Wagner, December 18, 1952, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last month.
She is survived by her husband Lynn and four children, Nanette (Bernie) Slaughter, Sammamish, WA; Dr. Spencer (Ellen) Wagner, South Carolina; Carolynn Hunter (Scott), Kaysville, UT and Joni (James) Geurts, Salt Lake City. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Jeffrey, sister Billie and beloved twin brother, Dr. C. Keith Conners.
The family moved to Leawood, Kansas in 1975, and she quickly became a fan of the KC Chiefs. She continued a career in Association Management which she began as Executive Secretary of the Consulting Engineers Council of Utah and went on to become the Executive Director of the International Association of Plastics Distributors. After all she had accomplished, and traveling the world over, she always loved her family first and foremost, through them she found her greatest happiness.
Carol and Lynn moved back to Utah in 1996 and retired in Sandy, UT to be close to family. Carol was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and enjoyed her service in the Crescent 8th Ward with Lynn. She belonged to the Logslide Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers where she met many good friends. She and Lynn served as Service Missionaries at the Joseph Smith Building for six years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West High Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o West High School, 147 N. 300 W. SLC, UT 84103.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 10:30 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. Interment will follow.
Following the State of Utah’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a livestreaming of the funeral service on Zoom.
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Joni and Jim sit down to a bowl of ice cream. Remember you can never be sad when your eating ice cream. Prayers.
Carol was the quintessential model of a successful woman. She was beautiful, smart, a success in her professional endeavors, and a loving woman for whom family was everything. I was grateful to be accepted into her family embrace and watched her with special appreciation when she adopted my grandmother too. They exchanged cards and letters every year until “Granny’s” death. I loved Carol and I know how much she loved everyone in her large family. I am so sad at her passing and share your grief at her loss.
We love Carol so much! Her sense of humor and her love for all those around her shone brightly. She endured so much in her last years. Although we will miss her greatly, we're happy that she is finally out of pain. Our condolences and prayers are with you all.
Nan and family; With each story each tear and each tender memory a life such as this will always fill a place in our hearts. With sympathy Jackie