Carolyn Earley

Carolyn Glazier Earley, our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend peacefully passed away on January 4, 2023.  She was happy to spend the last few days with her family by her side.

Carolyn was born on March 20, 1945 in Kanab, Utah to Melvin “Todd” Glazier and Della Robinson Glazier.  She was the youngest and the only girl of the family.  She had two older brothers Mel and Garth, whom she loved very much.

Carolyn grew up in Kanab and graduated from Kanab High School.  She married Ammon “Giff” Earley on June 29, 1963.  They celebrated 57 years of marriage before Giff passed in 2021. 

Carolyn was very involved with the school and the community when she was younger.  She was in the Women’s Club and helped with the little newsletter they produced known as “The Strip Teaser”.  She really enjoyed helping and being involved with group.  Carolyn later started the young girls’ basketball league with the help of Miss Goodie.  At the time there wasn’t any sporting activities for young girls except softball in the summer.  Carolyn also helped organize the boosters club for the local school.  She always enjoyed watching her daughters in their sporting activities and would make every game with her husband Giff.  Carolyn was a leader with the Girl Scouts and 4-H clubs that her daughters participated in.  Her family was very important to her and she told many people she didn’t know what she would do without them.

Mom loved to sew, crochet and quilt.  She made almost all of her daughters’ dance or cheerleading uniforms and many dresses and of course matching Easter shirts.  Carolyn would go quilt with her mom and later taught her daughters how to quilt and crochet.  She did a beautiful job and loved to visit with friends and family while they were quilting. During the last year Carolyn liked to go to the library to the weekly “sit & knit” where she made several projects while visiting with friends and newcomers alike.

 Carolyn was a great cook and taught both of her daughters the skill of cooking.  She loved to bake and make candy, especially at Christmas.  She was always offering food to the kids or grandkids when they would stop and see her.  If you weren’t hungry and told her no, she would use the guilt term “you’ll make me feel bad.”  So, most of the time you ate anyway just to make her happy.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by her daughters Connie Sue Thompson, Las Vegas, NV.  Tammie (Nick) Zaccaria, Fredonia, AZ.  Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She is proceeded in death by her husband Ammon “Giff” Earley, her parents and her brothers, Melvin and Garth Glazier and son-in-law Michael Thompson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Fredonia Chapel.  There will be a visitation from 10:00 am to 10:45 with the funeral service to follow.  Burial will be in the Fredonia Cemetery, under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary. 

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  1. Colleen Robinson Jacks January 23, 2023 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    .Carolyn was a fun cousin to be around. As kids we waded the city ditches, and then Dragged main street, she came to our Aunt Mary and Uncle Georges in Las Vegas, NV Then I would come to Kanab, to visited here and there, we went to lunch, and would visit, not enough! She will sure be Missed! Love You Carolyn Rest in Piece!

  2. Colleen Robinson Jacks January 23, 2023 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    What a fun cousin you were! It was fun when we walked in the ditches across from our houses! I remember when you drove and we went down center street and we went some where to get a soft drink! Those were the good old days! I remember when there was a vacent lot between your house and mine and we would run cause there was someone walking up the street. That was a long time ago!
    Your in a peaceful place your parents now!

    Love you.

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