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Charles Thomas CarrollFebruary 27, 1931 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 86)
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Charles Thomas Carroll passed away peacefully June 6, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 27, 1931 in Sandy, Utah to Ernest LeRoi Carroll Sr., and Lillian Beatrice Bolton Carroll. He married Ramona Pearl Gustafson on August 24, 1953.
Growing up, Tom lived in many states including Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska and Idaho before his family settled in Holladay, Utah in 1950. He served an LDS mission in the North Central States and upon his return, he joined the US Army Reserves. He served in the US Army for 2 ½ years in active duty and fought in the Korean war. While serving in the Korean war, he was under tight security drawing maps which kept track of where the different companies were positioned. That was where his love of drafting, designing and drawing began.
Upon an honorary discharge from the US Army, he returned home to his sweetheart Ramona and they were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with four children.
Tom started his education at the University of Utah where he took classes in Art and Design. He began working at Hercules as a draftsman in 1960. From there, he was promoted to a designer where he worked on missiles. Tom had an eye for detail and was very articulate in his drawings. He retired from Hercules in 1991.
Tom enjoyed many hobbies such as music, bird watching, golfing, bowling, horse shoes and genealogy. Tom loved creating with his hands and he was very well known for designing fun homemade games for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would gather his grandchildren and great grandchildren around and make paper quack quacks, airplanes, boats and hats for them. Parties at Tom and Ramona’s were so much fun and our family is pretty sure they are the original Minute to Win It creators.
Tom was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in many positions including Ward Clerk, High Priest Group Leader, First Counselor in the Bishopric and was a faithful Home Teacher. He was always willing to serve whenever asked. He loved his Savior and he loved sharing his testimony with his family and friends. His knowledge of the gospel was evident as he studied books and read scriptures daily.
Preceded in death by his parents, a sister Dorothy Jeanne Meadows, brothers E. LeRoi Carroll Jr, and Donald Wayne Carroll.
Survived by his wife Ramona, four children and their spouses. Laurey Thomas (Kari) Carroll, Brenda Pearl Carroll, Lonney Gustaf Carroll, Linn Ernest (Sylvia) Carroll, 7 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Dean Dorian Carroll.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Suzanne and Juan with TenderCare Hospice for their kind and loving care.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Olympus 4th Ward, 4500 South 2700 East. Friends and family are invited to visit Monday evening at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, 6:00-8:00 PM and at the church Tuesday morning, 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery.