CLINTON-ST. GEORGE - On August 22, 2011, Carole Anderson Tucker, our dearly loved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend completed her mission on earth. She truly endured to the end.
Mom was born August 29, 1921, to Clarence and Ruth Bessey Anderson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She attended school there and was a cheerleader at North Sanpete High. She spent her senior year at Wasatch Academy and tied for Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1940.
Mom married her high school sweetheart, Blaine Graham Tucker, in Manti, Utah, on May 27, 1940. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1965.
Mom moved often as she supported Dad's career with J.C. Penney. She finally put roots down when they moved to Clinton, Utah, and partnered with dear friends to open Bee-Gees Apparel. They later moved to Roy, then retired to St. George.
Mom was very family-oriented. She loved her siblings, and was close with the Tucker Clan, spending many enjoyable times with them. The happiest days of Mom's 56-year marriage was the adoption of her children, Robyn Adele and Thomas Blaine. She devoted her life to their care. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the delight of her life. Recently she adopted another daughter, Leslie Lewis, who provided Mom great love and companionship.
Mom was blessed with the voice of an angel, and music was an important part of life. She played the lead in her high school operettas, studied voice at USU, and performed in her favorite operas, "Carmen", and "The Messiah". She taught voice lessons, and sang in several groups, including her most loved, the Clintones.
For several years Mom was a volunteer case manager for the Second District Juvenile Court in Ogden. She loved the youth and had an extraordinary influence on them. She received an award for her years of service from the governor's wife, Colleen Bangerter.
Mom was well read, intelligent, wise in her counsel, full of love for others, and accepting of all she knew. Her sensitive personality drew people to her and she cherished these associations all during her life. She loved being known as "The Cookie Lady" by neighborhood children.
Mom is survived by her daughter, Robyn (Richard) Thurgood Syracuse; son, Thomas Blaine Tucker Ogden; a sister, Barbara Hansen; brother, William (Bill) Anderson, also the grandchildren she cherished, Michelle Lyn (Charlie) Cearley, Nicole (Rodney) Banks, Jordan (Amelia) Thurgood, Tausha (Josh) Higginson, Tristan Tucker, and nine precious great-grandchildren, Cayden, Riley, Kaylee Cearley, Alexandra, Kendal, Kiersten, Cameron, Grayson Banks; and Abigail Higginson.
Mom is preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Graham Tucker, parents, brother John (Jack) Anderson.
A viewing will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy. Graveside services will be held Monday in Manti where she will be laid to rest with her eternal companion.
Heartfelt thanks to Country Pines and Hearts For Hospice.
Send condolences to the family at www.myersmortuary.com.