Carole Howard

Carole Lorraine Howard of Mt. Carmel, Utah passed away June 2, 2022. She was born on February 8, 1944 in Los Angeles, California to Ruby Throckmorton and Clinton Van Wert, one of a set of twins. She was born while her father was serving in World War II.
Carole excelled in school, going on to graduate from Chaffey Jr. College and Fullerton State University with honors, and had served on the Ivy Chain at graduation. She went on to have a career in education, teaching 2nd and 3rd grade. She taught at Serrano Elementary and Adelanto Elementary and finished her career as a Reading Recovery Specialist.
Carole spent her younger years enjoying the beautiful beaches California had to offer; surfing, sunbathing, and the beauty of nature. She was a mother of one child, Kyle Schafer, from her first marriage. In her first marriage, she enjoyed traveling, sight seeing, and collecting antiques. She later remarried to the love of her life, Norman Albert Howard, and they moved to Southern Utah.
Carole was always a hard worker, excellent housekeeper, and a cook as well. Carole loved the outdoors, hiking, swimming, hunting arrowheads, four wheeling, and gardening, especially her flowers. In her spare time she collected Native American and Western memorabilia and artifacts. Her pets and any animal she came across were precious to her, especially her dog Sebie and her cat Sunshine. Carole assisted her father in his declining years, and was helpful, generous, and loved by all who knew her.
Carole is survived by her husband Norman A. Howard of Mt. Carmel, Utah; son Kyle Schafer of Fredonia, Arizona; sister Carolyn Kroll of Upland, California; step-children Norman V. Howard of Yermo, California and Monica M. Walton of Menifee, California; 5 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Services are planned for Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Rock Church, 2610 S. State St. in Mt. Carmel, Utah, with burial to follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab.


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  1. Linda Sayles June 9, 2022 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I am so saddened to hear about Carole’s passing. My husband Don (he went to be with Jesus in March of 2019) and I met Carole and Norm when we hired Norm to clean out an old well on our ranch in Mt Carmel. He and Don hit it off right away. Once I met his wife Carole we too became good friends. They eventually ended up purchasing a portion of our ranch when we decided to return to Calif. to be closer to grandchildren.

    We spent a lot of time together. Carole was so energetic, always working on one project or another, loved her garden, her dogs (Champs) and collecting antiques. We lost touch over the years, but connected periodically by email.

    Norm…so sorry for your loss. May all of your wonderful memories sustain you until you’re together again.
    God Bless!

    Linda Sayles

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