August 10, 1946 ~ June 5, 2013
Carolyn Kay Palmer Smith passed away at her home in Blanding, UT on June 5, 2013 as the result of a heart attack. She was 66-years-old.
She was born in Moab, UT August 10, 1946 to Joseph Martin Palmer and Hilda Grace Rose Palmer.
Carolyn lived in Blanding, Moab, and Monticello as a child. She graduated from San Juan High School in Blanding and then attended a cosmetology school in Salt Lake City, UT.
Carolyn met and married Frank Smith of Syracuse, NY. They were later divorced.
She decided to further her education and went to Price, UT and obtained a nursing degree at the College of Eastern Utah.
Carolyn joined the military, the Army and was an Army nurse for many years. She was stationed and lived with her two children in several different locations throughout the world.
She moved back to Blanding, “home”, in 2011. She loved the wide-open spaces of this part of the country.
She liked jeeping, hiking, four-wheeling, fishing, horseback riding, and doing crafts. She liked Native American art.
The most important thing in Carolyn’s life was her family.
She is survived by daughter Tiffany Presley; son Frank J. Smith; six grandchildren: Brittany, Joseph, Cody, Andrew, Amanda, and Heather; three great-grandchildren; sisters Joan (Clive) Burgess of St. George, UT, Lola Oliver of Moab, UT, and Edna Rogers of Monticello; sister-in-law, Clyda Palmer; and many nieces and nephews.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her mother and father and her only brother, LaVan Palmer.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She will be greatly missed.
A graveside service was held, along with interment, at the Blanding Cemetery. Blanding National Guard conducted military honors.
Card of thanks
Carolyn’s family wishes to thank all those who gave so willingly of their services in any way at her passing.
Tiffany Smith & family
Frank J. Smith & family