Beloved by all who knew her, our devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Carole Beth Jensen Ferre passed away peacefully on September 5, 2022, attended by her loving husband and golf partner of 67 years, Clair Ferre.
Born on November 30, 1934, in Provo, Utah, to LaRene and Lawrence Jensen, the second of three children, Carole was lovingly nicknamed “Carrots” by her brother. She graduated from Provo High School in 1952. In 1954, Clair and Carole met at a Christmas party, and Clair asked her out on a date. He was on military leave and had to depart shortly after they started dating. Six months later, he had another two-week leave and bought Carole a white gold solitaire ring with the intention of asking her to be his wife. Carole accepted! He begged his captain for another week’s extension so they could marry right away. Although the captain responded, “Absolutely not,” the captain’s wife, who had some empathy for this young serviceman, called Clair and said she had arranged for him to have his extra week. They married on July 18, 1955.
Carole’s life revolved around her family, and she fiercely protected them like a mother bear does her cubs. She raised four children: Suzanne, LynnAnn, Matthew, and Steven. The family spent many hours riding motorcycles in the mountains, skiing, boating, and camping. Just don’t ask her to go sailing! Carole enjoyed traveling and was able to visit Europe, and Latin America many times in her life. She was always up for an adventure. Game time was taken seriously in the Ferre household and can be credited for teaching many life lessons - inclusivity, healthy competition, hard work, play by the rules and never give up, were just a few of the lessons her children learned at the game table.
Each and every one of her children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren felt and knew of Carole’s devotion to them and of her love for the family. She spent hours laughing, baking cookies, playing cards, and taking each child on her knee to talk to them individually.
In addition to her own family, Carole had tender feelings for the underdog. She became the unofficial neighborhood watch, advocated for the neglected or mistreated, and never tolerated bullying. She loved and helped the innocent and always dreamed of getting a jury duty notice in the mail throughout her life.
An avid golfer, Carole was only unavailable to her family on Tuesdays, her golfing day with the ladies. Competitive and talented, she wanted to win those daily and monthly tournaments and was the Alpine Country Club Golf Chairman for Ladies Day, among many other positions. She loved all the women of the club and laughed and visited with them each week in the clubhouse after their game.
Carole is survived by her husband, Clair, and her four children and their spouses: Suzanne (Jeff) Kirk, LynnAnn (Frank) Little, Matthew (Aimee) Ferre, and Steven (Julia) Ferre, along with her grandchildren Meghan Kirk, Taylore Kirk, Andrea (Josh) Whitchurch, Jonathon Little, Sarah Little, Chloe (Porter) Griffiths, Elsa (Christian) VanDenBerghe, June Ferre, Cooper Ferre, and Mason Ferre. Her great-grandchildren include Max and Bodhi Little, Ella and Noah Whitchurch, Renn and Porter August Griffiths, and Wesley VanDenBerghe.
“And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer, for I know that in him I shall rest.”
There will be Graveside Services at Larkin Mortuary, 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Oh my heart! I love all those pictures!! Carole was such a good friend to Mom. I remember all the fun times our parents had together. Her broad beautiful smile is etched forever in my mind! I know you will miss her terribly!
Love you all,
The Hitler Sisters
We are so sorry to hear about Carole. We feel bad that we missed the services for her, we didnt see the obituary in time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you all. Love you guys! Love, Tom, Wendy, Andy, Eric and Families
Carole was my dear friend ever since junior high. I have so many fond memories with her and Claire. Our families enjoyed camping and fishing together and have always held a special place in our hearts for the Ferre family. Carole will be missed dearly. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.