Barbara Gai Salter Carroll, age 89, died peacefully in her sleep, January 12, 2023 in St George Utah. Barbara was born on January 26, 1933 in Mt Carmel Utah at her Grandma Hodges’ home. She was the oldest child of Tharon and Kathleen Salter.
She attended school in Fredonia, Arizona and Orderville, Utah.
Barbara learned to play the piano at an early age from her father. Music became a lifelong love. She accompanied many individuals and groups and played both the piano and organ in church meetings for many years. She also taught many young people to play the piano.
She married her high school sweetheart, Norman H. Carroll, on August 4, 1950 in Mt. Carmel Utah and was sealed on December 7, 1950 in the St. George, Utah Temple. They celebrated 66 years of marriage together before he passed away in 2016.
Barbara and Norman were blessed with 5 children, Douglas(Carol), Pamela(J.H.), Christine(Merlin), Kathleen(Wes) and Cynthia(Tom). They have 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Barbara was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many years in various callings. One of her favorite callings was teaching the Cultural Refinement lesson in Relief Society. She loved researching and teaching about different lands and cultures and incorporated her research into lessons and family gatherings.
Barbara loved flowers and spent many hours in her garden. She loved to create beautiful arrangements for family, friends and church meetings. Tulips and peonies were her favorite flowers.
Barbara learned to sew in Home Economics class at school and became an expert at it. After she was married, she sewed almost all of her and her children’s clothes.
She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, son-in-law, J.H., grandchildren Samantha Carroll and Joseph Carroll. Grandson in law, Scott Pederson, her parents, and siblings Evelyn Black and Dennis Salter.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and her sister Patricia Salter.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Orderville Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 11:00 am. Family and friends may call beginning at 9:30 am. Burial will be in the Orderville Cemetery. Under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary