Carla Lee Campbell Culverwell

1955 ~ 2022

Carla Lee Campbell Culverwell, age 67, passed away on September 13, 2022 in West Jordan, Utah.

Born June 11, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Carlyle B. Campbell and R. Beth Olsen Campbell.

Carla was the youngest of five girls. She was the only blond and shortest of all her sisters. She was born in the Fairpark area of Salt Lake City, living in Salt Lake, Rose Park, and Murray throughout the years. She graduated from West High School. She attended cosmetology school and worked at various salons for many years. She also worked for Sutherlands Home Improvement, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and at the time of her death worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Spending all her adult life in the service industry, Carla was always well-liked and respected by her customers and colleagues. She was always a hard worker.

Carla and, the love of her life, Chris Culverwell, had a long and loving relationship for over 25 years. Unfortunately, he passed away on July 4, 2006, just a few years after they were married. She missed him a great deal. She built relationships with Chris’ family and helped to care for Chris’ parents before their passing.

Throughout the years, Carla has liked various kinds of music, playing the piano, going to drag races, fishing, doing embroidery, and feeding the birds that would fly into her back yard. Carla loved to spend time with her friends. She was a voracious reader. Carla had two dogs that were very important to her, Pasha and Sipio.

Carla passed away quickly after a diagnosis of cancer, given just the week before.

Survived by: Four Sisters – Marsha Walker (David), Kay Campbell, Susan Smart (Ralph), Joy Campbell, and numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by: Husband, Chris Culverwell, Parents, Brother-in-Law David Walker

Service Information:
• Visitation/Viewing – Friday, September 16, 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary-Downtown
260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City
• Graveside Service – Saturday, September 17, 10:00 am at the Salt Lake City Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society of Utah would be appreciated.


I worked at Lowe's with Carla for 2 years. She was very kind and helpful as I was learning my job. I appreciated her so much. She will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Tracy Brumley


- mike gordon

I'm so sorry to hear that Carla passed away. Although I only knew Carla as a customer at Lowe's where she worked, she had a tremendously positive impact on my life. She always had her pockets loaded up with treats for the dogs that came through and my dog, Koa, quickly made Carla her best friend. As soon as I pull into the Lowe's parking lot, Koa knows where she is and immediately drags me all over the store desperately looking for Carla until she can find her. I love my dog and anyone who treats my dog like they are special to them too immediately wins me over entirely. Carla did that. She learned our names, welcomed us whenever we came to the store, and bid us farewell when we left. I so looked forward to seeing her everytime I went to Lowe's and intentionally shopped there because of Carla. I'll never forget Koa happily, emptying Carla's pockets of all the treats meant for other dogs too and Carla happy to stuff Koa full of treats. Carla was a such wonderful presence. I am so glad I met her and I am so thankful for her kindness.

- Teo Popa