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Carolyn Bowles Adamson

November 17, 1942 — March 9, 2024

Carolyn Bowles Adamson

Carolyn Bowles Adamson, a beacon of love and faith, graced the earth on November 17, 1942, to Charles and Melvina Stanley Bowles.  On March 9, 2024, surrounded by the warmth of her loved ones, Carolyn completed her earthly journey and returned home into the arms of her loving Father in Heaven.

Carolyn was born and raised in Nephi, Utah, and later moved to Springville, where she graduated from Springville High School in 1961 as a part of the a cappella group. She married Gary Brailsford on October 26, 1961, in the Manti LDS temple. Together they had four amazing children: Rick, Mike, Rob, and Mindy. Carolyn’s life was a tapestry of service, industry, and devotion. She worked at Westside Market in high school and was a homemaker for many years. She also worked as an insurance secretary at Farm Bureau, alongside her brother-in-law Terry Frost. For many years Carolyn would also sew dolls from the time she got home to the time she went to bed. She later retired as the friendliest Walmart door greeter, where her radiant smile and incredible spirit welcomed the entire community to the store. She couldn’t go anywhere without being recognized.

Her extraordinary talents, which she shared with everyone around her, were countless. She was an amazing seamstress, quilter, master crafter of anything she placed her hands on, and later enjoyed crocheting hot pads. Beyond her remarkable talents, Carolyn’s unwavering faith illuminated her path.  Carolyn's testimony and persevering faith in her Savior were shown daily throughout her life as she devoted herself as a Daughter of God. She served selflessly in many Church capacities but absolutely loved her nine years as Young Women’s President. She perfectly exemplified the verse found in Messiah 2:17, "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God."

When she wasn’t busy serving others, she enjoyed watching the Utah Jazz, BYU, shopping, eating, singing hymns, crafting, and quilting with her sisters, and spending time surrounded by countless people who loved her, including her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Carolyn leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will continue to inspire generations to come.

She is survived by her four children: Rick Brailsford of Santaquin, Utah; Mike Adamson (Christine) of Great Falls, Montana; Rob Adamson (Kathy) of Park City, Montana; and Mindy Christiansen (Robert) of St. George, Utah. Siblings: Marilyn Frost (Terry) of Payson, Utah; Maxyne Haskell (Lee) of Elk Ridge, Utah; Christine Hill (Scott) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Chuck Bowles (Linda) of Elk Ridge, Utah; and 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Carolyn is preceded in death by Gary Brailsford, parents Charles and Melvina Bowles, Marisa Brailsford (granddaughter), Carole Brailsford (daughter-in-law), Kevin Brailsford (grandson), and Amy Haskell (niece).

Services will be held Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11 AM, with a viewing one hour prior to services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Santaquin Stake Center, 45 South 500 West, Santaquin, Utah.

The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson Funeral Home Facebook Page at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/people/Anderson-Funeral-Home/100068057016733/
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)

Carolyn Adamson - Funeral Recording.mp3

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