Carolyn Reid Ogden left her mortal journey on January 7, 2023 in St. George. She was with loved ones when she departed peacefully for her next adventure.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, J. Wayne Reid and Maude Magdalena Moffit Reid and her beloved eternal companion C. Paul Ogden.
She is survived by her big brother Don W. Reid; her children: Wayne R. Ogden, Terry P. Ogden (Heidi) and Patricia Johnson (Eric); her grandchildren: McCall Hicken (Colton), Kiera Anderson (Cody), Breklin Johnson (Taylor), Brailee Anderson (Warren), Riley Johnson (Lizzy), Jantz Ogden, Parker Johnson (Kendra), Keaton Ogden (Natalie), and Cooper Johnson. She has 6 great-grandchildren: Bex, Nash, and Kinsley Hicken (McCall), Luke and Rhett Anderson (Kiera), and Bronx Johnson (Breklin).
After they were married Carolyn and Paul moved to Porter Ave in South Ogden, Utah. The neighbors on Porter Avenue became a giant crazy and strange kind of family with lifetime friendships that have endured for many years, not just for Carolyn and Paul, but also for their children and even some of their grandchildren.
Carolyn worked as a schoolteacher at Provo City School District- Joaquin Elementary, Kindergarten, Ogden City School District - Lewis School, 1st and 2nd grades, Horace Mann 1st grade, Polk Kindergarten and 2nd grade, Grandview- Kindergarten and T.O. Smith- Kindergarten and 3rd grade.
Carolyn was a gifted chorister and pianist. A few highlights are: pianist Manti High School dance band; pianist Snow College Dance band. She was involved in vocal groups, piano solos and accompanying different musical groups from high school through Snow College and beyond, Ward primary chorister, South Ogden Stake Primary chorister, T.O. Smith
Elementary school choir- for 14 years, Koosharem Elementary school choir, played the organ in the Manti and Nauvoo temples, Mesa Valley Estates choir and pianist. Her favorite quote- “Thank you for the music, the songs they’re singing, thanks for all the joy they’re bringing! Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty?” -Abba
Carolyn was an active and devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the following capacities: Nauvoo temple missionary April to November 2011, 14 years at the Manti temple, organist – in multiple wards, church literacy missionary, family history library and more.
After their retirements she and Paul moved to their “Happy Valley” and “Happy Hunting Ground” in Koosharem, where they lived until Paul passed away in 2019. Carolyn remained in Koosharem with her amazing forever friends and neighbors, whom she absolutely adored, until April of 2022 when the colder climate, elevation and distance from medical services became quite problematic. She made her final move to Mesquite, Nevada where she found a beautiful new community of friends at Mesa Valley Estates.
Her family would like to express their eternal gratitude to the Porter Ave family, for the love, laughs, tears and support, and to all of her Koosharem”ites” for their love, support, and friendship. Koosharem was a little slice of “Heaven on Earth” for Carolyn and Paul. The love, care, concern, compassion and service that they received while living there was nothing short of miraculous. We would also like to recognize the residents and staff of Mesa Valley Estates, all of whom are priceless forever friends. Those who cared for Carolyn in her final days were “Angels among us”. Our sincerest gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Mesa View Regional Hospital in
Mesquite, Nevada, the staff at Omnia Care Home Health and Hospice in Mesquite, Nevada and especially to St. George Regional Hospital and their entire staff who made her last week an absolutely beautiful and peaceful experience.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Koosharem Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Koosharem Cemetery. Funeral Directors: magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Please no flowers! In lieu of flowers Carolyn has requested that donations be made to any of the following organizations:
Utah Music Foundation https://www.utahmusicfoundation.org/
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Humanitarian or Mission Fund, https://philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist.org/humanitarian-services
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