Carol Ann Bronson Woodruff
February 28, 1934 ~ January 21, 2016
Viewing: January 25, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. Gillies Funeral Home at 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, Utah and January 26, 2016 from 12-12:45 pm
Funeral services: January 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah
Burial: Elwood, Utah Cemetery
Our precious and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Carol Ann Bronson Woodruff of Brigham City, Utah passed away at the Willow Glen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brigham City, Utah and began her watch over us from the other side of the veil on January 21, 2016 while rehabilitating after a short stay in the hospital. Carol Ann was born on February 28, 1934 to Clinton Ulysses and Annie Elnore Egbert Bronson in Collinston, Utah. She attended school in Elwood, Utah and graduated in 1952 from Bear River High School in Garland, Utah. During Carl Ann’s high school years, she played first chair clarinet in the band, was elected the Future Farmers of America royalty first attendant, and is still known as the “Most Beautiful Girl in the School” by her classmates. Carol Ann married her high school sweetheart, Ivan Lee Woodruff on March 26, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Logan, Utah, while Ivan completed his education at Utah State Agricultural College, now Utah State University. After graduation, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Carol Ann chose the career of being a mother. Ivan and Carol Ann then moved from Salt Lake City, Utah with their three children, Cathy, Vickie, and Kevin to San Diego, California. While in San Diego, they had another child, Jeffery. In 1958, they returned to Utah, moving to Brigham City. While living in Brigham City, Carol Ann became the mother of four more children, Michael, David, Steven, and Susan. Carol Ann was an expert seamstress; having made many pairs of “Levis”, shirts, dresses, prom dresses, bridal veils for family members and costumes for high school and community plays. She was a member of a local sewing club. She was an expert at home canning, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and embroidery work. She enjoyed giving service to others. She also had a love of nature, camping, and vacationing in England, and throughout the United States. Her favorite trips of all were Hawaii and Nauvoo, Illinois. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Carol Ann was a spiritual giant. She served in Primary, Young Women’s Mutual, Relief Society, extraction of historical records, visiting teaching, ward birthday recognition, a temple worker in the Ogden Utah Temple, and served a mission with her husband at the Brigham City, Utah Tabernacle. Carol Ann’s laugh was infectious and inspired the nickname, “Giggles.” She has provided immense joy and love to her family and others by sharing her smile and the sparkle of her green eyes. She will be greatly missed. As her watch over us has begun from the other side of the veil, we pray and hope that our loving, precious wife, mother and sister will continue to feel our love and gratitude for her and that we will continue to feel her love and presence with us always. We will eternally cherish and treasure the memories she has given us. We pray for all to have comfort, understanding, and peace. Carol Ann is survived by her husband, her children Cathy A. and Charles K. Kimber of Tremonton, Utah, Vickie L. and Kevin Oliver of Orem, Utah, Kevin I. and Marva (Hone) Woodruff of Spanish Fork, Utah, daughter-in-law, Tina (Rauth), wife of Jeffery, Michael L. Woodruff of Brigham City, Utah, David and Michelle (Millburn) Woodruff of Providence, Utah, Steven and Cheryl (Madegen) Woodruff of Spanish Fork, Utah, Susan K. and Facil Carlson of North Salt Lake City, Utah; 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren with two on the way; one sister, Charlene J. Bronson, and one brother, Doneral C. Bronson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Vernal W. Bronson, son Jeffery C. Woodruff, and one grandson. A viewing will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home at 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, Utah, January 25, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. A viewing will also be held the morning of the funeral at the Brigham City North Stake Center, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah, January 26, 2016 from 12-12:45 pm. Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Bart Tucker and will begin at 1:00 pm on January 26, 2016. Burial will be in the Elwood, Utah Cemetery.
Cathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Hunter and Janice Barrus
Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sorry to here about Carols passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ricky and Vickie Hansen
We send our deepest condolences to the family of Carol Woodruff.
Stan and Ronda Kano