Carol Ann Timmons passed away on January 23, 2023, in Sandy, Utah peacefully surrounded by her family. Carol is survived by her husband Rick, children Hillary Westover (husband Ethan), Erica Timmons, and Matthew Timmons, her granddaughters, Golden and Frances Westover, her Mother Sandy and stepfather Ron Vos, her stepmother Wanda Brown, her twin sister Melissa Faber (husband David) and her brother Stuart Brown.
Carol was born in Mesa, Arizona on October 24, 1967, to Ted Brown and Sandra Vos and was born a twin with her sister and soulmate Melissa Faber.
Carol and Rick met at Arizona State University and wed soon after Rick’s graduation. They led an adventurous life having traveled and lived in many countries around the world, living for over 15 years in Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, Beijing, China, and Hong Kong. Carol gave birth to her two daughters in Tokyo. She had the opportunity to visit over 20 countries around the world and was a lover of art and international cultures.
Not known to many, Carol was also a wonderful painter. She painted when she was young and then motherhood took priority. After a long hiatus, she spent much of her last few months painting prolifically.
Carol’s life was all about her family. She loved nothing more than spending time with her children and her two beautiful granddaughters. She would prioritize nothing for herself over an opportunity to be with family. She loved supporting her children and celebrating their accomplishments. She enjoyed baking and creating art with her daughters and watching her son play drums in his band.
Second only to family was her love of giving service. She served in numerous church callings including Relief Society President, Young Women’s President, and also served as a Stake Primary President in Tokyo in a Stake of primarily Japanese congregations. Her concern for others was always a part of her daily life. Rather than spend her last few months focused on her health challenges, she chose to paint paintings for others, have chats with loved ones, and re-kindle old friendships.
Carol loved cooking and spending time in the kitchen. She was an accomplished pastry chef and created the recipes for her family’s pie shop. She enjoyed working with Rick and her extended family in this endeavor and other family businesses over the years.
Carol fought a graceful fight of 16 years of metastasized breast cancer. She felt blessed to be under the care of the Huntsman Cancer Institute which kept her here with us for much longer than originally expected. Carol leaves a tremendous void in the hearts of all those that had the honor of knowing her, especially her family.
Carol’s services will be as follows:
Visitation: Saturday, Feb 4th, 10:30 am
Funeral: Saturday, Feb 4th, 12:00 pm
LDS Chapel - 11196 Wasatch Blvd Sandy, UT 84092
Mortuary: Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S Sandy, UT 84092
The Willow Grove Relief Society is heartbroken over the news of Carol's passing. We knew this was coming, but we still held out hope that it could be delayed. It was our privilege, to hear her beautiful lessons that she so bravely gave during zoom meetings as well as in person. Her beautiful spirit was evident in each of these lessons. Our sincere prayers are with you, Rick and your wonderful family.
Our hearts are saddened on hearing of your eternal companions passing. Our prayers for peace and comfort for all of your family. Know of our love for you.
We are so sorry for your loss - we have fond memories of Carol from the China and Singapore days. She was a bright light, an amazing Mom and a wonderful person to be around. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
My condolences and prays to the Timmons family. I will always remember Carol's smile and warmth. She treated me and others with such kindness. When I moved to Beijing China, Carol introduced me to many good things and helped me adjust to my new life. She treated me as part of her family and made me feel comfortable being away from home. I was fortunate and blessed to have spent time with her and her family. She will be greatly missed.
Phil Leacock and family
So sorry for your loss Rick. You and your family are in our prayers for comfort and peace.
Rick, my condolences to you and your family. I was saddened by the news and am sorry for your loss. I remember the wonderful encounters with you and Carol and your family in Beijing. We will miss Carol!
We are so sorry to hear of Carol passing. Carol was an incredible woman, always thinking of ways to serve others and loving everybody she met. She was fun, talented, and kind; a truly beautiful woman inside and out.
Sending love and hugs to you and your family Rick!!!
Sending love to the Timmons family. Carol was so sweet and cared so much about people. She will truly be missed by many that came into her life.
So sorry to hear about you and your family's loss. You've always been a good friend. Wishing you and your family peace at this time.
Bruce & Tracy Boehm
Dear Timmons, We are so sorry for your loss! You all were our saving grace in so many ways! We have great memories with you. Just thinking of Carol puts a huge smile on my face! Lots of fun, laughter and late nights (well, she fell asleep on the couch most of the time). We send our condolences and hope pray for all of you during this difficult chapter in your lives. Your children probably don't remember us, but we love all of you and miss you!
Sending love and comfort to the Timmons family. Carol was always so loving and caring to my friends and I and always made us feel welcome. She treated us as one of her own! Forever grateful to her and the love she shared!
Dear Rick and Family - we are so sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. She was such a kind-hearted sweet lady and our staff really enjoyed working with her over the last 10+ years. Heaven gained a beautiful soul! Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the family. We will never forget what a great person Carole was and we are so thankful our paths crossed here on earth.
Kind and Thoughtful Condolences to you and the entire family. Prayers and Blessings of comfort and peace be with you at this time.
We love our twin sisters, Carol and Melissa, and remember the happy times we had in highschool and seminary. Carol brightened, cheered and enlivened her surroundings as does her sister. Carol's deep caring for others especially touched my heart as she and her sister comforted us at the hospital, helping lighten the despair as my family and I journeyed through our mom's fight with cancer. She set the bar high on being gentle, cheerful and offering loving kindness to all. Thank you for making our life's path a little more straight and smooth Carol! We will miss you.
Carol was one of the kindest sweetest humans that I have had the pleasure of meeting. Just a wonderful sweet spirit.. my prayers of comfort go to the loved ones she left behind. .. I hope to emulate how great she was. Godspeed..
We were blessed to live across the street from you for 4 years and in that time Carol shared multiple recipes and came to my door a dozen times with sweet little gifts. She was a talented, gifted beautiful woman. Rick we are saddened we did not hear of her passing in time to pay our respects, but we are sending our love to you and your family.