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Harold Kartchner Carroll

1919 ~ 2008

Harold (Hank) Kartchner Carroll, 88, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on May 13, 2008, in the American Fork Hospital.Dad was born in Blanding, Utah, November 2, 1919 to Charles Moulton and Lydia Kartchner Carroll. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1939. Shortly after being drafted into the Army during World War II, he married Virgie LaRee Clark on May 15, 1942. Their marriage was solemnized two years later in the Salt Lake Temple. Upon Dad's return from military service overseas, they settled in the home he built for them in Crescent, Utah, where he lived most of his life. He was employed by Butterfield Ford for 40 years as an auto mechanic and service manager.

Dad loved gardening. He enjoyed growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and shrubbery in his yard.

He was especially fond of his beautiful roses. He liked to share his abundance with his family and neighbors. He loved to travel with his family, especially the last few years of his life.

Throughout Dad's life he was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a counselor in several bishoprics, as a member of the Stake High Council, as a temple worker with his wife in the Jordan River Temple, and as a gifted Gospel Doctrine teacher.

Dad's greatest joy in life was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren the last few years of his life. Their hugs and kisses were a treasured gift.

Dad is survived by his children, Brent (Janice) Carroll, Dennis (Nancy) Carroll, Alan (Mimi) Carroll, and Jeffrey (Tanner) Carroll; eight grandchildren, and 23 great-grand children; brothers, Mark Carroll and Willard Carroll, sister, Clea Hickman; brother-in-law, Vern (Darlene) Clark, sisters-in-law, Marjorie Carroll, Vernice Carroll, Fern White, Dorothy Tucker, Lucille (Kenneth) Roberts; and Zina Clark.

Preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings, Charles, Mina, Merrill, William, DeMar, LaVor, and Neal Carroll.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 19, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lehi 33rd Ward, 670 East 3200 North, Lehi, Utah. Friends and family may call at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, Sunday May 18, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday at the Ward Chapel from 11:30-12:45 prior to the services. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com