Carol Lee Brough Meyer

May 2, 1940 ~ September 20, 2020


Sept. 24, 2020
12:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road

From humble beginnings to a life full of more love, experiences, and memories than one could possibly imagine…. our beloved Carol, Mom, Grandma, and GG peacefully moved on with her husband of 60 years by her side. She told us she was ready to go, and true to form, she made it happen. Her only regret was she would not see Pfc. Bone Spurs lose the election and wind up in prison.

While checking the boxes of the perfect housewife, the real Carol embodied independence and taught her girls lessons in self-confidence, perseverance, setting and maintaining high standards, and loyalty. She didn’t take sh** from anyone and she made sure we were the same.

She was constantly worried about everyone and knew how much she was loved. Her impeccable, soft skin was something we’ll always remember as she loved to hug us and hold our hands - but don’t be fooled, she truly had the thickest skin.

Carol was born in Salt Lake City and graduated with West High School’s famous Class of ‘59. She often reminisced on her time living with Aunt Hattie after her dad (Elery Roland Brough) passed and recalls her and her mom (Elna Ross Brough Parry) becoming a part of a new family (Ralph Parry), and later gaining a sister, RaeAnn (Mike Barrett). Carol and Bob met at West High School and were married after graduation when she gained yet another “sister” and best friend, Judy Meyer (Marvin).

She and Bob experienced the world together, often with lifelong friends Marvin and Judy, Danny and Carolyn (dec.) Dale, and Steve (dec.) and Carole Ownby - fishing the Arctic Circle, walking the Great Wall of China, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, enjoying the Orangutans in the Borneo jungle, seeing the Tulips in Holland, cruising Europe and the Panama Canal, touring the Alcan highway, and enjoying the finest food and drinks along the way (CC7 with a lime, anyone?). She often told us stories that started with… “where was that, Bob?” or “ha - we did that...about 100 years ago”. Family vacations at the beach were her favorite, and they became ours, too.

Aside from traveling, Carol could be found talking on the phone to her daughter and granddaughters, shopping, maintaining her perfect hair and nails, bowling and having lunch with her best friends, baking her famous chocolate bundt cake or making potato salad, teaching her grandkids how to play blackjack and tucking them in too tight, reading mystery novels (even though she already knew how they would end), and reluctantly sharing a gallon of milk.

Our Carol is survived by her loving husband of 60 years (Bob Meyer), her daughter/best friend Chris (Jay Sample) and son Bobby. Cherished granddaughters Adrian (Joel Ward) and Danielle Sample (Dakota Hawks). Grandson Vincent Meyer (Leah). Great grandson who made her GG, Anderson Ward. Beloved nieces and nephews…you know who you are.

And in case you are wondering, cancer sucks. Special thanks to Drs. Dodson and Werner for working so hard to give us the gift of added time.

Cheers, GG. We will love you forever and we’ll always Remember When…

Graveside Memorial will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South). Masks are required and we will maintain proper distancing for the safety of all because Carol believed in science. For online condolences please visit


Bobby and Chris, Bob too, I’m so sorry to hear of Carols passing. She always made me feel so welcome and was so much fun. She loved life and even though it’s been years I can still hear her laugh.. Love to you all Tina

- Tina (Lee’s KNOWLES aunt)
Our deepest condolences and sympathy go out to the entire Meyer Family. Carol was a good friend to all and will be missed by everyone that knew her. We will cherish the many memories we have for the fun times associating with Carol and Bob. We are so glad we were able to stay friends all of these years! May she rest in peace and celebrate once again with a CC7. A toast to you! Our love always, Jim and Pat Klein

- Jim and Pat Klein
What a beautiful and loving tribute to your Mom and best friend, Chris. What a fun-loving tribute that brought your Mom to life for those of us that did not know her. Cannot recall a memorial that made me chuckle before. Makes sense now where you got "it" from. I hope upon my departure from this spiritual plane that I could be so fondly remembered by those I love. This is a true TRIBUTE to a loving Mom. Thank you for sharing her with us. It is clear her memory will continue and always be a blessing to you, Chris, and all of your family. Peace forever to Carol. Love and BIG hugs to you all. K+M

- K+M
Im sad to hear of carol lee's passing. we was friends when i was ten years old down on the old fifth west. she was a beautiful girl very sweet. we played together for our years growing up then went to west high. but when we got married we lost touch. I knew her mom and dad. i tried to connect with her a few weeks ago but it did not happen. i feel bad about that we could have talked over growing up together. I hope her life was a happy one. My condolences to the family and Bob who we also knew from west high school. sharon Martines[ Mcdonald}

- sharon martines
TO BOB AND FAMILY: We appreciate the gorgeous environment you and Carol have created, and continue to manage, for residents of Regal Stream Cove. Your architectural genius, creative handiwork and love are etched in every corner and up the center of the development. We felt Carol's warmth and caring attitude towards us each time we spoke with her, whether by telephone, through the window of your truck or in person at your marvelously designed and maintained home which has always spoken loudly of the personalities and characters of those who have have dwelt therein. We have sensed your love for Carol and hers for you. We believe that your parting is only temporary and that circumstances will evolve so that you will be together again throughout eternity. With love and warm & tender wishes, Bob & Joy Orton

- Robert F. (Bob) and Joy Orton
Please do what you can up there Carol, to make sure PFC Bone Spurs gets his walking papers! You and Bob raised an incredible daughter and your example of pride, loyalty, strength and perseverance helped produce two outstanding granddaughters, that will sustain and enhance your legacy. All of our love and deepest condolences for the loss of an amazing wife, mom and GG.

- Rob and Joni Dahle
I loved this tribute to Carol it made me laugh and cry and I can only imagine the amount of hours it took to write this with your family all together reminiscing about Carol and her amazing life and stories you remembered about her! I didn’t know her well but I adore her daughter so I know she must have been amazing!

- Pam Jensen
Carol was my older and only sister I looked up to her for so many things. I am grateful to have had a sister that was always available to listen to me. Sometimes we didn't agree but we were able to put our differences aside and love each other. Through this final crisis we became very close and she knew that I loved her very much because I told her every time we spoke.. I Love my sister and will miss being able to call her. I know that there is a grand reunion going on with our Mother. Love you Carol. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to her family.

- Rae Ann Barrett
What a beautiful and very real tribute to your sweet mother Carol. I am so very grateful I had the privilege to exercise , visit, and get to know this courageous woman. It was always a happy time . We usually would have a good laugh as well from a pass in the hallway from Bob. What a cute couple . Love, Sheila Benson.

- Sheila Benson.
You were so brave, and your family loved you deeply (which is the best sign of a life well-lived). I remember most our camping trips, and the motorhome, and the Four Misses, and your laugh! "Through teardrops and laughter "we" pass through this world hand and hand..." Cheers, Carol, and much, much love.

- Darla Dale