1937 Don 2023

Don Wayne Carroll

March 4, 1937 — December 26, 2023

Centerville, UT

 

Don Wayne Carroll was born March 4, 1937, in his grandparents’ home in Altonah, Utah.  He died December 26, 2023, at home in Centerville, Utah.  He was 86 years old.

 

He was a loving husband, a proud Dad, and an even prouder Grandpa (Pop) and Great Grandpa.  His family was the most important thing to him. He loved each of us and ALL of us. (Which is no small thing!)  He was kind, patient, loving, and always ready with a hug.

 

Don was born to Mary Louisa Powell and Robert Aldon Carroll, the third of four boys: Dale, Jack, and Gene.  His sister Hazel died from influenza at 20 months old.

 

He had a happy childhood growing up on the family farm in Altonah.  He was taught to work hard; milking cows, taking care of horses, feeding pigs and chickens, and gathering eggs.   Out of necessity, he learned to drive when he was only 9 years old.  At 8 yrs he was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a very cold canal wearing his swim trunks.

 

His Dad was a Forest Ranger at Moon Lake for 4 summers.  The boys would live with him at the ranger station at the lake.  This time he spent with his dad was priceless.  His Dad died from a heart condition a couple years later when Don was only 14 years old.  He dearly missed his dad and struggled after his death.  The family continued to run the farm for four years. 

 

During this time, Don played High School basketball, was catcher on the baseball team, took photos for the yearbook, and belonged to FFA. He was also a summer firefighter for Ashley National Forest which was both exciting and at times harrowing.

 

He graduated from Altamont High School in 1955 and moved to Salt Lake City and lived with his grandparents.  In 1958 he married Lorrie Sartori (divorced).

 

While living in SLC, Don drove a delivery van, worked for the Rio Grande railroad, Southeast Furniture, and Pacific Metals.  Having tried all the jobs, he decided to become a barber. 

 

When he started his first barber job the price for a haircut was $1.25.  He worked in Salt Lake City for 14 years until he bought his own shop in Bountiful. He was the State Barber Association President for 10 years. 

He owned Towne and Country Style Shoppe in Bountiful for over 30 years.  If you are reading this, chances are that you, or someone you know, had their hair cut by Don.  His grandkids always left “Pop’s Shop” with a can of soda, and a dollar bill.

 

He married Beverly Mollan on September 18, 1987.  Beverly’s daughter, Margo, also joined the family.  In his life history he says “I am grateful for my wife Beverly for making my life so very happy.  I am truly blessed.”  They have been married for 36 years.

 

Pop was the glue that held the family together.  Well, not actually glue, it was more his famous chip dip.  He made dip for every family gathering, meticulously taste testing it until it was “just right”.   He loved to feed a crowd and made sure no one left the house hungry or empty handed.

 

He loved camping with his family. He took his kids and grandkids back to Altonah every summer for many years.  We camped and fished at Moon Lake just as he’d done as a young boy.  Some of his best stories came from fly fishing with his boys.  As he told and retold the stories, the fish grew bigger and faster than the zucchini in his garden.

 

Pop enjoyed backyard BBQs, gardening, his dogs, toast, tracking the cheapest price on gas, KSL talk radio, BYU sports, and any minute he got to spend with family.

 

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Beverly, and his large family.

 

Christine (Randy d.) Cunningham

Brian (Jamie) Binks:  Caiden, Connor, Jace, Kiah
Mike Binks:  Jade, Maya
Matt (Beth) Binks:  Brielle, Scarlett, Colton
Nick (Katie) Binks:   Boston, Griffin, Livy

 

Don (Carrie) Carroll

Corey (Cheyenne) Carroll:  Rowyn, Jovie
Kamille (Tyler) Bone:  Turner, Blake
Whitney Carroll
Chase (Ashley) Carroll:  Carter
Parker Carroll

 

Roger (Carol) Carroll

Taylor (Ashley) Carroll:  Korbin, Rylee
Jordan Carroll
Kate (Alex) Hobbs:  Audrey
Brooke (Stephen) Hunsaker
Mia Carroll
Taciana Carroll

 

Ann-Marie (Dan) Soelberg

Alex (Steve) Garcia:  Max, Milo, Archie
Scott (Sadie) Soelberg:   Lily, Zoe, Zeke, Owen
Jordan Soelberg
Grace Soelberg

 

Brenda Carroll (Pepper Glass)

                        Ashton Carroll (Katie Hollier)

 

Annie Carroll

 

Margo (Jeff) Andersen

Abby (Clay) Nix:  Grayson
Emma (Samuel) McLain    
Wyatt Andersen
Samuel Andersen
Maggie Andersen

 

 

We are blessed by Pop’s example of kindness, selflessness, unending patience, and unconditional love. He loved each of us more than we probably understand.

 

He was not perfect, but the example he followed was, and he was a good follower. 

 

Services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with visiting before from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 610 North Rowland Way, Centerville, Utah.

 

Gratitude and thanks to Beverly for the loving care she gave Pop making it so he could stay at home until his death, surrounded by love.

 

In lieu of flowers, please share some chips and dip with someone you love.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Don Wayne Carroll, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

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