Our loving mother and grandmother, Exzelda Call Carlsen, 99, passed away in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 2, 2001 at St. Mark's Hospital.
She was born on January 21, 1902, in a log cabin in Wood-ruff, Utah. She was the daughter of Willis and Ruth Cornia Call. She married Glen W. Carlsen on June 28, 1923, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He pre-ceded her in death.
Exzelda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and worked for many years in the Relief Society. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at LDS Hospital for 40 years, and valued a close circle of friends with whom she played bridge. She loved gardening, traveling with her family, and had a talent for sewing and crafts. Her outgoing personality and youthful spirit brought her many lasting friendships.
She is survived by her two children, Glenna Woodruff and Jimmy Willis Carlsen, both of Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great great-grand-child; a sister, June Hall; two half-brothers, Glenn and Robert Call; two half-sisters, Alice Miller and Betty Palmer. She was preceded in death by her four sisters and two brothers.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff at St. Mark's Hospital.
Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr. on Monday, March 5, 2001 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Exzelda's request, a private service will be held the following day.