Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Carol Ann Healey Sumsion died Tuesday March 13, 2001 of pancreatic cancer.
Carol was born in Alpine, UT on August 17, 1937, daughter of Richard Winn Healey and Margretta Ann Stephens Healey. She married Jerry Sumsion on August 10, 1959 in he Salt Lake Temple. She lived most of her life in the state. She loved Utah's mountains.
Carol loved music. She sang beautifully and passed a love of music on to her children and grandchildren. Carol enjoyed the arts. She attended the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera throughout her life. She supported the theater and served as president of the Pioneer Memorial Theater Guild. Carol loved to travel. She traveled widely in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, sometimes with little advance notice. She learned to scuba dive at 58. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many capacities. She had a particular gift for working with young people.
She battled rheumatoid arthritis throughout her life. She did so with courage, zest, dignity and grace. She fought her brief, intense battle with cancer in the same way. She is now at rest, reunited with her beloved mother.
Carol is survived by her devoted husband Jerald; her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Graul (Edgar) of Sandy, UT and Sondra Sumsion Soderborg (Nathan) of Ann Arbor, MI; her grandchildren Megan and Benjamin Graul of Sandy, UT, and Seth, Sarah and Hannah Soderborg of Ann Arbor, MI; sisters, Shirley Cowser (Bill), Veloy Stagg (Dr. Jack), Kaye Howell (Jim), brothers, Bob Healey (Colleen), Steven G. Healey (Louise), David Healey (Loraine), and Dick Healey (Chris); and many devoted family members and friends. Preceded in death by sister, Elaine Pollock (Sherman) and brother, Richard Rees Healey.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Crescent 18th Ward Chapel, 2135 East Pepperwood Drive. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2001 from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel 10600 S. 1700 E. Sandy, UT and at the church one hour before the funeral service.
Friends and family who desire may make a donation, in lieu of flower, in Carol's name to pancreatic cancer research. Donations should be sent to Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.