Carroll Violet Slaughter Duke, 72 died of a heart attack Sunday, July 1, 1990 at her son's home in Bloomington, Utah.
Born November 24, 1917 in Leamington, Utah to Frank Thomas and Leta May Overson Slaughter. She lived her childhood in Sacramento, California and Leamington, Utah. She graduated from Hinckley High School in 1935. Married Alma Hicken Duke in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, December 23, 1937. They resided in Moab, Wendover and Heber City. Upon retirement she moved with her husband to Santa Clara, Utah where he died April 29, 1985.She was active in the LDS Church, working in the Primary, MIA organizations for many years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and served as President of the Wasatch and Washington County DUP and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed Senior Citizens, doing genealogy, temple work and she loved to travel. She spent may hours doing beautiful handwork and crocheting for her grandchildren and friends, and grew gorgeous roses that she loved to share with everyone.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters: Dr. Earl L. Duke, Logan; Dr. Dean W. Duke, Bloomington; Mrs. Stuart (Carma) Johnson, Aurora; Mrs. M. David (Diann) Turner, and Jon Robert Duke both of Heber City. She has 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by the following half-sisters and half-brothers: Mrs. Howard (Fay) Jackson, Friday Harbor San Juan Island, Washington; Jewell (Joe) Cheel, and Mrs. Afton Carey both of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Eugene (Claudine) Horn, Phoenix, Arizona; and Mrs. Dale (Launita) Bishop, Washington, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Marguerite Millet, and an infant son, Alma Carroll Duke.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in the Heber First Ward LDS Chapel. Friends may call at the Santa Clara Fifth Ward LDS Church on Thursday, July 5, from 7-8 p.m. and at the Olpin Mortuary in Heber City, Friday, July 6 from 7-9 p.m. and at the ward chapel two hours prior to services on Saturday. Burial will be in the Heber City Cemetery.
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