Carol Pickett Stringham passed peacefully through the veil on the morning of December 24, 2020, and into the loving arms of her sweetheart and husband, Chariton Schreiner Stringham.
Carol was born July 15, 1933, in Salt Lake City to Harlow Walter Pickett Sr. and Stella Edmonds Pickett. She was the youngest child of seven raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had many happy memories of the neighborhood and friends that she grew up with. She attended South High School. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is where she met her husband, Chariton. They were very young, but they were determined to marry, and so on September 14, 1951, they were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Carol was a people person. She loved people. Her life was filled with those she loved and who loved her. Carol worked for a few years while Chariton served in the army during the Korean War. When Chariton returned from the war, they started their family. She stayed at home and was a homemaker while her children were young and in school. She had four children and had 60 nieces and nephews whom she would bribe with popsicles into saying she was their favorite Aunt. She also had many caretakers at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in St. Anthony, Idaho, who she called her “kids.”
She was active in the Church and served in various callings, including Relief Society President, Primary Secretary, Young Women’s Councilor, Stake Young Women’s Councilor, and Visiting Teacher. She also worked as a worker/manager of an H. Salt Fish and Chips store, where she would invite the missionaries to have lunch occasionally. This was the introduction to missionary work for her, and she shared the gospel with friends and co-workers. She also worked in the Denver Temple as a supervisor. She maintained long-lasting friendships with many people who she served with and worked with through the years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Chariton Schreiner Stringham; her parents Harlow and Stella Pickett Sr.; her brothers Don (Helen)Pickett, & Harlow (Rilla)Pickett Jr; her sisters Marjorie (Vern) Parry, Virginia (Robert) Backman, Marion (Richard) Pettey, Gloria (Lee) Purrington; & her oldest son, Paul C. Stringham & son-in-law D. Bryan Pirente. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Stringham Pirente of Rexburg, Idaho; two sons Keith (Vickie) Stringham of Arvada, Colorado & Scott (Nina) Stringham of Arvada, Colorado; 14 Grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five (almost 6) great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at on January 2, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, (10600 S.) in Sandy, Utah. A graveside service and Interment will be immediately following at 1:00 PM at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
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