Beloved Mother, Wife, Yia Yia, Sister, Aunt and Friend Carolynne Hale Terrell, went to the kingdom of God last week, far too soon for the hundreds of family and friends who love her.
Carrie, as she was known to everyone, began her professional life working at Abbott Laboratories in data entry and accounting. After graduating from nursing school, she worked most of her professional life as a NICU nurse, caring for premature babies, many of whom wouldn’t have survived without her and the other nurses she worked with. For twenty three years she dedicated her life to the littlest patients, and she was known for her great sense of humor, for her dedication to the nursing profession, and for being the best nurse in the NICU when it came to starting a pick line in the tiniest of arms. She was also a role model, trainer and inspiration to many prospective nurses.
Carrie was born in Salt Lake City in 1954, the youngest daughter of Ernie and Alice Chaus Hale. She is survived by her older sisters Jeanene Parker and Kathleen North. All three sisters inherited their mother’s well-known talent for spirited, frank self-expression. Carrie was never afraid to say what she really meant.
Carrie was married three times, first to Jim Georgelas of Salt Lake City, with whom she had their daughter Kristina Packer (Jefferson). Her second husband was Linson Terrell of Rose Park, with whom she had their son Linson Jr. (Kellie) and their daughter Tiffany Fulcher (Jarrod). She was also stepmother to Ben (Wendi), Linson’s son from a previous marriage. And later in her life, she reunited with and married her high school sweetheart Shawn Ince, (with whom she attended Skyline High School,) and shared ten years of happiness with him in Chandler, Arizona before her passing. Her marriage to Shawn meant that she gained three more sons, Jeremy, Jason (Sarah) and Mark (Jenifer) and she had a loving relationship with them and with fourteen new grandchildren.
Starting in 1977 and continuing throughout her entire life, Carrie was a passionate outdoorswoman who loved camping, hunting, fishing and four wheeling with Linson, with her children and with Shawn. During over four decades of trips to the mountains, Carrie was the mother, matriarch and camp nurse on trips that would at times see half a dozen trailers parked in a ring around the fire pit. She was a tremendous cook, and even made a number of full, delicious Thanksgiving dinners in the tight confines of a camping trailer kitchen. Everyone who knew her knew that she was always ready to take a four wheeler right up the side of a mountain, and it was impossible to be “too far out in the woods” for her. She hunted mule deer and elk and was the kind of woman who would clean your fish for you, unless she knew that it was better for you to do it for yourself.
But as much as Carrie loved the mountains, she loved her family most of all. She never in her life went to the mountains alone, because her camping trips were all about taking along as many children, grandchildren, relatives, friends and their dogs as she could possibly gather together. Those trips were family adventures that happened to the soundtrack of artists like Don Williams, Roberta Flack, The Carpenters and Iron Butterfly, and all who know her know that there had better be music in heaven, or Carrie will have something to say about that.
Carrie was raised Greek Orthodox, and she had a lifelong relationship with God. She spent much of her adult life singing with the choir of Prophet Elias church. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Hebrew Roots congregation in Chandler, Arizona, a Messianic Christian group. On June 19th, 2021, she and Shawn were married in a religious ceremony at Jacob Lake, Arizona that was attended by family and friends. In typical Carrie style, she and Shawn were married in the mountains and forest that she loved so much.
Carrie had a number of passionate hobbies, including scrapbooking, card making, needlepoint, crochet, crafting, wreath making and reading, but one special hobby was the decade she spent singing in The Mountain West Chorale. During her time with the choir, she sang in scores of live performances every year and went on trips with them to places like Hawaii, the Caribbean and Yellowstone. She was someone who was always singing.
Carrie is survived by many grandchildren, including Bailey, Jacob, Linson, Kaeston, Taeven, Mary, Nina, Trinitee, Hunter, Noah, Abby, Samantha, Easton, Caleb, Jacob, Alora, Gracie, Keyara, Iasiah, Emberly, Katie and Jasper and her relationship with them was one of the greatest rewards of her entire life.
A viewing will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery at 6500 S. Redwood Rd. on Saturday, February 12th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm followed by a graveside service at 3:00. You can join our family via Zoom for the funeral service at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84969895528?pwd=UXVwU1paMDBKaU1uZEdSRVl2bUlMZz09
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I am so sorry to hear of Carrie’s passing. I worked with Carrie in the NICU for several years. She mentored many nurses and was loved by many. She always had a smile to share with anyone and her compassion was shared by never letting anyone cry alone. She left a legacy in the many nurses that will carry on in their profession caring for little ones. My prayers are with you that you find peace in your memories. Rest In Peace my friend.
My dear friend/sister. My heart is aching, I miss you so bad. You were my best friend next to my mom, you were like a sister to me. We hit it off when you joined the NICU team at LDS Hospital. You were having a hard time, just going through a divorce with Linson. I know you never stopped loving him. You also supported me through all of my hard times, and always knew when I needed to talk and you would call me. I remember the walks we would go on (4 Miles) every night even after working 12 hours. we had some good talks. I also remember all of the vacations we went on with your family with the choir and having my mom come along, I will forever cherish those memories. I remember the cruise we went on and it was my mom, and Jefferson's 1st cruise, I was surprised we got my mom to go, because she was afraid of the water and couldn't swim. She sure had a good time. I love your family, they took me in just like their own. I enjoyed making cards with you and Kristina, and then coming to Arizona to visit with you and Shawn, and making more cards, we had such fun. I know that Shawn loves you very much and will miss you. I want to remember the good times we had. I will miss you until we meet again and never forget the influence you had on me. I will continue to love your family and check in on them. I know you are up there with my mom and others having a good time, and yes singing in that Heavenly Choir. You weren't supposed to leave so soon. God must have really needed you there. He is all knowing. Rest in peace my dear friend, I love you, until we meet again.
Over the years that I have been acquainted with Carrie I have always admired her strength her knowledge and her character. She was always loving she was always kind and she had a beautiful voice. I know that she will be missed by many but I especially will miss her for the enjoyable times that we had together on the trips with the mountain west chorale
The Lord's blessing be upon all of the family as you go through this very difficult time but I know that you are aware that she is now at peace and can be your own special guardian angel for all of you
Life is beautiful. No one knew that better than your mom. She helped create 4 amazing kids and their families to carry on her legacy, beauty, and love of life. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. We love you all so very much. Please remember we’re here to walk through this unfortunate loss with you.
We love you
Uncle Dennis, Aunt Deb and Family ❤️💞❤️
Our Father needed another Angel in His choir so He lifted her up. I am so lost without her for so long we talked @ 3x aweek. Carrie is my best friend, my Angel & heart sister. She is so dang cute, I call her alittle Munchkin. I think about all our conversations & the laughter we shared. The first time we met I knew we would become very close. I always thank God for her, she is such a Blessing to everyone. So so many are so Blessed for having known, met or crossed her path. Her greatest love next to Yeshua is her family. She truly represents Yeshua this side of Heaven & we will be together again. I love you Carolynne Hale Terrell Ince, untim I see you again, kerp singing & dancing 🎶 💃 💖🙏😇
I’m so thankful Carrie and I connected again after so many years. She loved her family dearly, and was very proud of each of them. Carrie had a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. What a celebration she is having with her loved ones in eternity. I know she looks forward to seeing her earthly loved ones again in heaven. Until then, I pray you find comfort and joy in treasured memories.
Carrie's First Christmas with her sisters Kathy and Jeanie
Sep 1, 1975
Had her first born child, Kristina Georgelas Packer.
Sep 30, 1978
Had her second born child, Linson Curtis Terrell.
Feb 24, 1980
Had her third born child, Tiffany Ann Fulcher.
Feb 8, 2012
Stephanie Colemere"s Baby Shower