Charlene Wendy Ouimette, age 50, of Salt Lake City Utah, passed away Friday February 19, 2021. She was born on the Tachikawa Air Force Base in Tokyo Japan to James and Helen Carbine on September 18, 1970. She attended West Jordan High School and married her high school sweetheart Don Ouimette on April 20, 1990 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
She loved children and dedicated her life to caring for and raising her four children. After they were grown, she became a school teacher and cared for children at Franklin and Liberty Elementary Schools in Salt Lake City.
She is survived by her loving husband, her children, Taylor (Emma), Travis, Ashley, Aubrey, her parents, and her siblings. She is currently expecting her first grandchild, whom she was very excited to meet and finally be a Grandma.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday 2/27/21 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1145 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104. A viewing will be held Friday 2/26/21 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the same location.
Interment to follow services at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.
Life Story Info
We are at a loss for words with the loss of Charlene. She was an amazing teacher and such an advocate to our son Ashton who spent the last two years in her classroom. She was gentle and patient and always listened to him and our concerns and comments as parents raising a child with special needs. I will never forget the day we both connected with speaking about our faith and the peace it gave us in life. I know she will be an amazing tool in the Lords hands ongoing now and until we all meet again. Sending prayers of comfort to lift your family during this difficult time.
At Liberty Elementary School, I was always impressed by Charlene's steadiness. Charlene would walk down the hall with the students, or be in the classroom, and all around her felt calm (which is not an easy feat with preschoolers). Her presence was always reassuring and dependable. I noticed this just in our brief interactions, so I know the students she worked with had a safe place to be just by being around her. For someone to give off that feeling, so strongly, speaks volumes to her character. She made a difference and left an impression. I know she is still doing great things, even in death, and we will never forget how she made us feel being around her.