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Obituary: Carolyn Fericks

Carolyn Fericks 1918 ~ 2005 Carolyn Ruth Oglesby Fericks, wife, mother and teacher, passed away on September 5, 2005. Carolyn was born in Delano, California, in 1918, and graduated from high school at the height of the Great Depression. She worked her way through college, earning bachelor's and master's degrees, which were the foundation of her career in education. Carolyn met Franklin Fericks, the love of her life and husband of 58 years, when they were both pilots in a private flying club. She and Franklin traveled the world with the U.S. Navy before settling in Sandy, Utah, to raise their five children. Carolyn touched hundreds of lives as a first grade teacher in Jordan School District. She served her church as an organist for 25 tireless years and never turned away from anyone in need. Carolyn leaves behind her devoted husband, Franklin; her children and their spouses, Fran and John Craigle, John and Jill Fericks, Russell and Larry Ann Fericks, David and Janet Fericks, and Robert Fericks; her 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. We will forever remember Carolyn's compassion and dedication to family, her love of children and orchids, and her interest in the world around her. Her personal strength and determination are her legacy. A memorial service to celebrate Carolyn's life will be held at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m.