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Carolyn Rae Buckley Limb Thorderson

04/06/1943 - 03/09/2019

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Carolyn Rae Buckley Limb Thorderson, born April 6, 1943 passed away March 9, 2019 at 5:05 P.M. in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born in Pierre, South Dakota to Marjorie Russon and Raymond George Buckley.

After her father’s passing, Marjorie remarried Melbrum Van Limb and Carolyn grew up in Cedar City, Utah.

After her marriage to Chad, Carolyn spent 28 years in Davis, California where she was actively involved with programs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with the local high schools & youth programs. She particularly loved teaching early morning seminary for the Church, and she is remembered fondly by the youth and young adults she worked with.

Chad and Carolyn fostered 48 children for Yolo County during their time in Davis, California, and many others were encompassed by her enormous love and referred to her as “Mom”.

Carolyn has resided the past 17 years with her husband, Chad, in Rose Park, Utah, serving for 7 years during that time, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Addiction Recovery program.

She is survived by her sister Everal Bowler, husband J Chad Thorderson and children Randy (Amanda), Eric, Jill, Kjersti (Ryan), Jennifer (Mark), Krae (Shirrine), Farris and Joseph.

She has 9 grandchildren and they were a great source of joy to her.

There will be viewings at the Larkin Sunset Lawn located at 2350 E. 1300 S., Salt Lake City, UT from 6-8 PM on Friday, March 15th and from 10 AM – 12 PM Saturday, March 16, after which the family will privately inter Carolyn’s remains.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.

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  • Sending love and prayers to the amazing Thorderson family…. mom will be missed by everyone who knew or was touched by her. I especially remember jumping on her bed, trays in bed while we talked about life and love and dreams and questions of the universe….thank you for sharing her with all of us… she is treasured always❤️

    — Keri Hodgson
  • Sending love and prayers to the amazing Thorderson family…. mom will be missed by everyone who knew or was touched by her. I especially remember jumping on her bed, treats in bed while we talked about life and love and dreams and questions of the universe….thank you for sharing her with all of us… she is treasured always❤️

    — Keri Hodgson
  • Carolyn will always hold a special place in our hearts. She is a great lady! We miss Chad’s smile and his big bear hugs. We wish we could give Chad a big hug right now. We are sending love to you, Chad, and the whole family at this difficult time.

    — Ann & Chris Majestic