Veda Carol Taylor Daley peacefully passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, from natural causes, surrounded by her beautiful and loving girls’. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Fenton (Sid) Daley, son Craig Daley and daughter Kaylene Daley Stonestreet, her parents, three sisters and one brother. Carol was born August 26, 1931, to parents Otto and Ruby Taylor. She is survived by three daughters, Vickie (Terry) Pepper, Diana (Scott) Adams and Jalane (Jeff) Robbins, 21 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren, brother Clifton (Kay) Taylor and sister Varona (LaVar) Roberts.
Carol was raised in Aurora, Utah, a small farming community where she attended school and graduated from North Sevier High. Soon after her graduation, she married the love of her life, Sid Daley on October 8, 1949. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 25, 1969. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Carol had several callings, by far her favorite was ward librarian. She also volunteered her time at Alta View Hospital as a candy-striper after Grandpa’s passing in 1992.
Carol’s greatest calling in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dedicated all her time, focus, and energy to her family. Sid built exquisite one-of-a-kind custom homes for he and Carol to raise their five children. Carol took pride in creating warm, comforting and inviting interiors for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to gather and celebrate birthdays, wedding receptions, baby and bridal showers and made every holiday magical.
Carol was huge hockey fan and an avid Utah Jazz fan; she knew every player’s name, background and stat and never missed a basketball game!! Carol was a fierce competitor, and that characteristic was passed down from generation to generation; she supported her grandchildren by attending hockey games, soccer games, tennis matches and gymnastic meets. Even into her 90 years of life, and although unable to attend in person, she was front and center for the live broadcast of her great-grandson’s high school football playoff games in 2021. Carol took such joy in her family and never missed an opportunity to support their adventures and be a part of their life.
Per Carol’s wishes, a small intimate graveside celebration will take place on Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 South), Sandy, Utah, 84092: with close family members and friends.