Charlene Lind passed away on December 9, 2022, just three days after her 90th birthday, with family members by her side. Charlene was born to Leslie Ammaron Lind and Elizabeth C. Whitmore Lind in Murray, Utah, and grew up in Midvale, Utah. She was the second of three children in a loving family. Charlene was a very capable and accomplished person and will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends. At age ten, her mother began the first 4-H club in Midvale so she could be a member. 4-H was a big part of her life from then right into college and beyond. It even led to her first two jobs, and later, a master's degree.
At sixteen, she was awarded a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Illinois. At Jordan High School, she participated in plays and interpretative speech activities, was assistant editor of the school paper, and was in the pep club. She received a scholarship from the Union Pacific Railroad for her work in 4-H to attend Utah State University. By the end of the first year, she recognized her interest in Clothing and Textiles. She was active at the LDS Institute, in Lambda Delta Sigma, in the Spurs service club, and was elected to Phi Kappa Omicron, home economics honorary, and to Phi Kappa Phi, academic honorary. Following graduation in 1955, she was hired as a Home Demonstration Agent by the Utah State Extension Service and sent to Price to serve in Carbon County. At the end of two lovely years in Price, she went on an LDS mission to Western Samoa.
Following her mission, she was awarded a National 4-H Fellowship for a one-year study in Washington DC. While there, she completed a master's degree in adult education at the University of Maryland. At the end of the year, she accepted employment in Oregon as a 4-H Club Agent to serve the area surrounding Portland. She worked there for four years. In 1964, she accepted an offer to join the faculty of the Clothing and Textiles Department at Brigham Young University. After six years, she took a two-year leave and completed a Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin. One year after returning to BYU, she became department chairman and served for eight years. She retired after 25 rewarding years at BYU.
Charlene's real love was handweaving. She spent many hours at the loom and in workshops learning the craft so she could teach her students. At her home, just two miles north of the BYU campus, she spent her summers working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She maintained a beautiful yard. She served faithfully in numerous church callings throughout her life and made a difference in the lives of many others. She was totally committed to her extended family. She and her younger sister, Kathy, organized family members to decorate graves for many years. They also organized yearly family trips to the Shakespeare Festival. They enjoyed many trips together. Charlene and Kathy were sisters, as well as best friends.
Charlene is preceded in death by her brother, Don, and her sister, Kathleen. She is survived by her special nieces and nephews: Carol Ann Lind, David (Celeste), Dawna (Douglas) Kuhn, Douglas (Tammy), Kim (David) Wadsworth, Lisa Lind, Daniel (Laura) and their children.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 Noon, with a viewing from 11:00–11:45 am, at the Edgemont 12th Ward, 350 East 2950 North, Provo. A viewing will also be held Thursday, December 15 from 6:00–8:00 pm at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Midvale. Burial will be in the Midvale City Cemetery.
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