Armond Franklin Carr, 85, died November 2, 1991 in a Salt Lake nursing home.
Born October 8, 1906 in Salt Lake City to Franklin Gallard and Rebecca K. Hansen Carr. Married Grace Clark Kimball in the Salt Lake LDS Temple April 4, 1934. Mr. Carr worked for the Railway Express Company, Mid-western Dairy, and retired in 1972 from the Utah State Department of Fish and Game after serving for thirty years there as Chief Clerk in charge of fiscal and accounting. In 1970 he received the Bob Bullock award for the outstanding employee. He received the Certificate of Public Service award from Governor Calvin L. Rampton in 1972. He was honored with the State Auditor's Certificate of Proficiency for outstanding accounting records. He was associated with the Utah State Public Employees' Association, serving as fourth president of that organization. He was a member of the Retired Public Employees and served on its board.For many years Mr. Carr was connected with dancing. He worked with Miranda E. Matson, teaching at the McCune School of Music and the Deseret Gymnasium, and toured with the Matson Dancers. He served as a member of the LDS Church General Board of YMMIA Dance committee and as chairman of that committee. He was a member of W. O. Robinson's Art Family.
An active member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as president of the Queensland Distrct during a mission to Australia from 1928 to 1930. After returning from his mission and until his death, he served in many church positions: Vanguard leader, Dance director, and Lesson counselor in the Salt Lake Stake YMMIA; Instructor for Seventies and High Priest Group, Superintendent of Sunday School, member of Highland Stake Sunday School Board, Dance director in the same stake; Regional Dance director for the YMMIA General Board. In Wilford Stake he was general secretary for Aaronic Priesthood, assistant and Stake Clerk. He has also served as president of the Imperial 2nd Ward Choir, secretary of the high Priest Group of that ward, and home teacher.
Mrs. Carr was associated with work for the mentally retarded both in Utah and nationally, and served as president of the Utah State Association for Retarded Children and on its board, on the Board of S.L. County ARC, member of the Handicapped Children Advisory Committee, secretary of UARC and chairman of auditing committee for Utah State Training School ARC. He spent five years as a member of the National Association for Retarded Children Board and was secretary for two years. He received the NARC President's award for meritorious service.
For two years he was on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the University of Utah Libraries and one year as vice-president.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Kimball Carr, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred E. (Carolyn Grace) Brunner; one grand-daughter, Mrs. Cory (Deborah Ann) Sackett, four great-grandsons, Alan Cory, Michael Fred, Scott Orval, and Eric Carr Sackett, one brother, Ezra Orvil Carr, and one sister, Mrs. Welby E. (Ruth) Peterson. Another daughter, Patricia Ruth Carr, preceded him in death, as did three brothers, Marvin James, Alvis Alexander, and Elmer Joseph Carr.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 1991, at 12:00 noon, in the Imperial 2nd Ward Chapel, 1560 East Atkin Avenue (2840 South). Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, on Tuesday,
6-8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Wednesday, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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