Beatrice Carr

Beatrice Vaughn Carr, 93, passed away on June 16, 2019 in Orem, Utah. She was born on October 4, 1925 in Kanab, Utah to the late Beryl and William Vaughn. She was married on September 15, 1956 to Wallace Edward Carr. They were married for almost 50 years before Wally passed on March 31, 2006.

Bea graduated in 1943 from South High School in Salt Lake City. She went on to put herself through college and graduate with a Business Major, an English Minor and a teaching certificate from the University of Utah. After graduation she returned to Kanab and taught at Kanab High School from 1948 – 1951.

Bea moved to California and met Wally while working at North American Aviation. After dating for five years, they married and lived in Rolling Hills, California for 12 years raising their two children.

They moved to Kennewick, Washington in 1969. The 32 years they lived in Kennewick brought much joy and happiness. One of the greatest blessings in Bea’s life came as Wally investigated and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they were sealed in the Los Angeles temple. In addition to raising her family she served faithfully in numerous callings for the Church. Finding joy and fulfillment in service to her Lord, her family, and her friends.

In 2002, Bea and Wally moved back to her beloved hometown of Kanab, Utah, where they lovingly and diligently restored the 123 year-old family home she was raised in. She was returning to that home when she fell ill in Orem.

Bea leaves behind a wealth of blessings for her family and those who knew her. She exemplified life-long learning that began by putting herself through college and continued throughout her life as a voracious reader even until the end. She was taught by her mother, Beryl Vaughn, “You’re as good as your word and that’s as good as you are.”  That message of integrity was woven into every decision, thought, and action of her life. Those who knew Bea enjoyed her sharp and often unexpected humor. Bea knew she was a daughter of God and her faith and love for her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is a testimony to us always.

Surviving her are her two children, Dr. Byron (Lynae) Carr and Kathy (Eric) Moss, six grandchildren: Natalie (Peter), Alexa (Scott), Mason, Hayden, Devon (Nicole) and Rikki, and eight great-grandchildren.

Bea began her life in Kanab, Utah and her heart has always been there. She will be buried in the town she loves. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kanab Utah South LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the Chapel. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.


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