Carol Louise Munford Brooks, age 82, was reunited with her husband, James Ivan Brooks, on August 14, 2022. It would have been their 57th Anniversary.
Carol was born in Cedar City, Utah to Mary Wilcox and William Munford on Dec 28, 1939. Carol had no sisters, but had 4 brothers – Billy, Lloyd, Vergene, and Larry. At a young age Carol learned how to sing and play the piano. Growing up she spent a lot of time in music circles and had performed in major productions in both high school and college. She also had leading roles and was a soloist in an all male chorus.
Carol attended the College of Southern Utah where she was affiliated with Xi Lambda Tau social society. She also attended BYU.
Carol served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints in 1963 and was called to France. While on her mission, she contracted a thyroid disorder which resulted in surgery; and had complications which caused one of her vocal chords to become paralyzed. This was devastating for her and caused her singing career to come to an end.
On August 14, 1965 in the St George LDS Temple, Carol married James Ivan Brooks. They started their lives in Phoenix, Arizona and later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to start their family. There they were blessed with four children; Derek Warden, Danielle Jeannine, Brenda Lynne and Hilary Ann. Carol was called to be the organist of their LDS church and also taught piano. She worked part time, was a busy home-maker and made the best home-made bread. She would sell or trade it for services, because everyone love her bread so much, and she loved doing it.
In 1982, Carol and her family moved to Springlake, Utah where she helped re-model their home, raised cows, sheep, ducks, chickens and rabbits. They also grew gardens every year. She immediately was called to be the organist in their new ward and remained to do so until 5 years ago. She worked several jobs and made friends every where she went. Carol started up teaching piano again after settling in their new home.
Carol is survived by her children, Derek Brooks, Danielle Luke, Brenda Hall and Hilary Lillie. Her grandchildren Brian and Jennifer Brooks, Niesha Luke, Wynter and Hallen Smith, Sklyer, Sean, Audra and Cameron Lillie.
Carol and her kind spirit will be greatly missed.
There will be a viewing on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 10:30-11:45 at the Spring Lake 2nd Ward Building located at 12625 S Spring Lake Rd, Payson, Utah. A Funeral Service will follow directly after at 12:00 pm at the same location. Interment will be at the Payson City Cemetery. following the Service.
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