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Carol LaRee (Jasperson) Flanders

August 15, 1943 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 75)

Carol LaRee Flanders 

Our sweet Carol passed away November 9, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Carol was born August 15, 1943 in Payson, Utah to Donal Joseph and Fay Young Jasperson.  She was raised in Payson and attended schools there.  After graduation she moved to Tooele to work at Tooele Army Depot.  She married Stephen Jay Flanders on February 16, 1963.  They are the proud parents of Stephen Martin (Marty) and Wendy. 

After her children were in school, Carol returned to the workforce, and enjoyed many positions.  She was the head cook at Glowing Embers restaurant, the “toy lady” at Hamilton Drug, and managed Bradshaw Auto Parts for several years, until health forced her retirement.  She made many lasting friendships with her co-workers who enjoyed her fun personality, contagious smile, and crazy antics.

In the late 1980’s Carol received the devastating diagnosis of Syringomyelia, the result of two spinal cord injuries earlier in her life.  Combined with congestive heart failure, she endured many years of constant pain.  However, Carol was determined to keep going.  She never complained or questioned. She was an inspiration of courage to everyone.

Carol had many hobbies and talents.  She was the best cook around. From homemade pizza to Christmas Peanut Brittle, nobody ever went hungry at the Flanders house.  Carol also loved adventuring.  Her favorite days were spent with family and friends fishing in the mountains. She always enjoyed a good game of cards (and stories and snacks).  We still haven’t figured out how she never lost!  An accomplished and award-winning artist, Carol’s beautiful paintings hang in many homes.  Carol was an incredibly selfless person.  She was always doing things for others and cherished her family and friends.

Carol is survived by her dear husband Jay, her children Marty (Cheryl) and Wendy Flanders; grandchildren Stephen and Naomi Flanders, Camille (Flanders) Coons, Patrick and Parker McAtee; four great-grandchildren; siblings Donna Mitchell and Kent Jasperson, and an adored extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barbara Wood.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, November 14, from 6 to 8 PM at Tate Mortuary in Tooele. Funeral will be Thursday, November 15, at 11 AM with a viewing from 10 to 11 AM.  Interment at Tooele City Cemetery. 

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