OBITUARY

Carol Holdaway Bass

September 18, 1937April 10, 2019
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Carol Holdaway Bass took her last breath on Earth Wednesday evening on April 10, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones. Carol was born in Tremonton, Utah of pioneer stock on September 18, 1937 to Raymond Timothy and Florence Leona Hansen Holdaway.

She had a rewarding life growing up in Northern Utah and near City of Rocks in Southern Idaho. She graduated from Raft River High School in Malta, Idaho and attended Ricks College and Utah State University before taking off for adventure to teach dance in San Francisco, CA and work in Phoenix, AZ. Carol met the love of her life at a USO dance in San Francisco Kenneth Lee “Sam” Bass who departed this world far too young at the age of 34 after they were married on September 3, 1960 and later sealed in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple and settling in Hunter, Utah.

She never lost her love of dance and shared her talents with her daughters and several of her grandchildren. She was a supportive daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She always had a front row seat to observe swim meets, horse races, basketball games, dance competitions, and music concerts of her loving family members.

Though facing a lot of adversity, she was ever an optimist, taking time to smell every rose and make lemonade whenever life handed her lemons. She always had time for a game of cards, a trip to Disneyland or cheer her beloved Utah Jazz. She loved matching wits with Hercule Poirot, Lt. Columbo and Jessica Fletcher. She was always up for a getaway whether it was to a local favorite like Yellowstone, or the Florida Keys and Bermuda. She spent her last few years jet setting between Idaho, Massacre Rock State Park, Florida, Southern California and home in West Valley City

Carol leaves three loving children behind, Ken (Bonnie Jenkins) Bass, Lisette (Frank) Fratto and Jada (Kelly) Wuthrich, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, her “favorite” brother Clark Holdaway and numerous loving nieces, Vicki Holdaway Larson and Teri Holdaway Ball and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Carol has joined her large family who moved on before her, her beloved husband, her parents, brothers and sister.

The family would like to thank the great staff at Quality Home Health and Hospice: Sally, Russ, Becky, and Alexis for making her last days so comfortable and Chris Hough for sharing his talent.

Public Visitation April19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Timothy Holdaway, Father
  • Florence Leona Hansen, Mother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Clark Holdaway
  • Ken Bass
  • Rhett Wuthrich
  • Beau Wuthrich
  • Sam Bass
  • Charlie Fratto
  • Kenny Bass, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Milo Lux Wuthrich, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Grayson Schoewe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Julius Charles Zuckerman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kenneth "Jack" Bass, Honorary Pallbearer
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