Carol Graham Burnhope

1938 ~ 2022

Carol Graham Burnhope was born in American Fork, Utah in her grandmother's home on April 8, 1938, to Gib "M" Graham and June LaVona Crystal. She grew up in Murray, Utah on a small family farm with her sister Barbara and brother Dennis. She attended schools in the area and graduated from Murray High School. In the summer between her junior and senior year she met her sweetheart, Kenneth Burnhope.
Two years later they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on rainy May 10, 1957. They lived in Helper, Utah until November 1962 when they moved to Murray, Utah. In the spring of 1964, they bought and moved into the family home in the Murray/Holiday area where they raised their family of one son and three daughters. She lived in her home until her death.

Carol loved going to the temple, being with family, reading books and doing crafts. In her life she was an active member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" where she held numerous callings in the Primary and Relief Society. She also belonged to the "Ladies of the Guard" which got her involved with the Festival of Trees, she was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and a book club.

Carol loved to travel with her family and friends, some of her favorite places were Alaska, Peru, Israel, Scotland-England, the Panama Canal and Church History Sites. Camping with family was always fun and enjoyable as she taught all of us the names of the wildflowers. Most of all she loved her family and made sure we all knew she loved us, that was important to her.

Carol lost her husband Kenny to cancer over 5 years ago, and valiantly carried on.

Carol had a short battle with cancer and faced it courageously. She passed away peacefully at her home on September 5,2022. Carol is preceded in death by her sweetheart Kenneth Burnhope, and her parents. Survived by her sister Barbara Solomon; brother, Dennis Graham; children, Cindy (Jeffrey) Nielson, Scott K (Stacy) Burnhope, Diann (Doug) Boyer, Denise (Colin) Bollschweiler; 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held. Monday, September 12, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5235 South Wesley Road, Murray, Utah 84117. A viewing will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:00 am. Interment and dedication of the grave will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah.

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Words cannot express the depth of grief I feel at your passing. You’re another mother to me for many years. You’re the greatest neighbor ever! And a saint of a person. God bless you and keep you in his loving arms ‘til we meet again.

- Joan Kidd

Cindy,Scott,Diann & Denise,
I was so sorry to hear about Carol's passing and will know and feel the loss of two of my greatest friends Carol & Ken.
Our families shared many fun filled times and please know we will all miss your wonderful
Mom and Dad.
Our most sincere and deep condolences to all your families. In loving memory to all.
Art and all my family.

- Arthur Hurtado

you will be missed dear friend

- Cathy Hurtado

Sending our love and prayers to your family.

- Mike Norton

Carol has always been such a good friend. She and Ken always were so good to us as neighbors and friends. I will miss talking to your mom. She always had a sweet smile every time I saw her. I will miss her.

- Diana Johansen

We express our deepest condolences and love to all family and friends of Carol. We indeed felt the magnificent love of a choice daughter of God that she showed for family and all who knew her! May all of us so privileged to share in her grand example carry-on as true Saints, showing true service to self and everyone every day of our lives!

- Joanne and J. Loren Nelson

Dear Burnhope family,

I’m so saddened at the passing of your dear sweet mom !! I loved your parents so much!! It was my pleasure working with them in different ward callings over the years. I loved being their neighbor and friend for nearly 25 years. I loved my time spent with your mom during our regular haircut appointments! I know how much your mom loved and missed you dad! Peace be with you Knowing they are together again!

My prayers are with you !

Love, Debi Sager and family!

- Debi Sager

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. We have known your parents for years. Sad to not see your mom to wave to her when I drive up the street. Our condolences to all your family.

John and Nicki

- John and Nicki Fairbanks

Sorry about the passing of a darling, sweet friend of days gone by. She is my age. Too many people in South Cottonwood are leaving.

My love and condolences to you, her family.

God bless!
Connie Barlow

- Connie Barlow