Our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and cherished friend Edward Lindsay Carlisle passed away July 19, 2021, to join his loved ones in a much awaited reunion.
Born August 10, 1933 to Edward Crandall Carlisle and Pricilla Lindsay Carlisle in Salt Lake City, Lindsay attended Granite and South High School in Salt Lake City. He met the love of his life and wife of 69 years, Carla Olsen, in 1950. These high school sweethearts were married in 1952 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.
Lindsay was a charismatic and well-respected business owner, following in his father’s footsteps into the clothing manufacturing industry. His pride and joy was his MBA from the University of Utah, earned in 1965 and put to good use for the rest of his life. With their four children, Lindsay and Carla lived in and served communities in Salt Lake City, Manti, and Orem, Utah before retiring in their dream home in the foothills of Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
To know Lindsay was to love him. He was a gifted conversationalist, a lover and patron of the arts, a great world traveler, and the most supportive and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather anyone could wish for. Family was everything to him, and the lives of all his family members will never be the same thanks to his warmth, wisdom, and unconditional love and support.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister, and daughter, Lari (Tom) Smith and survived by his wife Carla, his half-brother David Carlisle, his children Greg (Debi) Carlisle, Kelly (David) Thacker, and Sharon (Jeff) Hesselbacher, and his 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
After having lost my parents (Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Davidson) back in 2001-2002, and having mourned their loss for 10 years, do know that to lose your father (whom my parents knew very well, me not so much) is going to be a hard thing for you to go through, and don't wish it on anyone, anytime.
With the love of our Heavenly Father, know you all will make it through your loss, of your husband, and father, his help, his advice, and love, eventually.
Sis. Carlisle, after having gone through a divorce, do know that it is going to be really tough -- having lost the daily love, help, companionship, daily conversation with, an eternal companion. It will feel traumatic every day without him. The great benefit for you, that you have, is that you know that your love for him, and he for you, is eternal and long-lasting, having it endure the whole time on Earth together, which i believe will be, and is a great comfort to you now, and will be for you, in the time you will have left to linger on the Earth. May your children be a comfort to you while you yet breathe, endure, and live. My you keep busy in your memories of him, and in doing whatever will help pass the time away, even if it is organizing your life without him, to help your descendents see your spiritual faith and strength, forever.
My prayers, and thoughts, are with all of you.
Many Friendship Hugs, with love,
Carol D Harding
(friend, classmate of Greg's, Manti Center Ward member till 1970)
(Please forgive my clumsiness)