All who met Connie felt her compassion and generosity for others. Born in Ogden and raised in Morgan, UT, she lived a life full of service. She graduated from Morgan High School in 1970, and went on to earn a BA in English from the University of Utah, where she spent her early career.
She then employed her keen intellect and strong work ethic toward a new career in nursing. Connie returned to school while her children were small, earning her BS from the University of Utah and setting a wonderful example for lifetime learning and achievement. She loved working with others in the challenging and fast paced environment nursing brought to her life. She spent her career working in short stay surgery at Cottonwood Hospital, investigating Medicaid fraud for the State of Utah, and most recently working as a Case Manager for SelectHealth. She had many wonderful relationships with nursing colleagues and loved the camaraderie that comes from doing challenging work together.
Connie cherished being the middle child of a large family of 10 children and loved to celebrate the life milestones of her siblings, nieces, and nephews. She stowed away caches of gifts for wedding and baby showers - wanting to make sure her family members had the things she thought were the best and most useful.
Connie loved to serve in her church callings. She served as the Relief Society President of her U of U student ward, and later in the Valley View 5th Ward, where she lived for many years. She felt a special, tender care for the widows in the congregation and leaves behind many longtime relationships and friendships with her fellow ward members.
She was the unfailingly thoughtful, giving and loving mother to her two daughters. The three of them shared a special bond and loved to spend time together on weekend trips, meals out, Sunday dinners, theater and musical performances, and just laughing and watching tv together. This separation is the hardest to bear.
Connie loved good music. She was an accomplished pianist. She felt chills when she heard especially beautiful and sacred performances.
She loved to read history, mystery and romance novels and read the Salt Lake Tribune nearly every day. She knew something about almost everything.
We will all miss her sharp wit, keen mind and gentle heart.
Connie is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Victoria as well as her siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and June Wiscombe, who welcomed her home with open, loving arms. Connie missed her parents very much after their deaths and we rejoice in their reunion.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the Valley View Stake Center, 2245 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City. Friends and family can visit Friday evening 6:00-8:00pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, and at the church Saturday morning 9:30-10:30am prior to the service. Interment at South Morgan Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Morgan School District Scholarship Board - a cause Connie cared about passionately. https://morganeducationfoundation.org/scholarships-2/
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