JoLynn Nickell Carlson

1951 ~ 2021


Nov. 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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    Nov. 29, 2021
    11:00 AM
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  • Our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandma, and friend returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 21, 2021, after a short, but courageous fight with cancer. She was 69 years old. JoLynn was born in Roosevelt, Utah on December 8, 1951, to her loving parents Brent Lynn Nickell and Stella Malnar Nickell. She was the oldest of 4 children. Her family later moved to Salt Lake City where she grew up.

    JoLynn started working at the age of 14 cleaning houses, then later at Garden Gate and Red Barn. She graduated from East high school in 1970.

    JoLynn married Steve Robert Carlson on June 16, 1972, in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed 49 wonderful years together. They raised their daughter Julie who she loved and was extremely proud of. Her two grand kids were her biggest joy and loved them dearly. JoLynn worked at Transwestern General Agency (TGA) for 42 years as Accounting Manager, HR Director and Corporate Secretary. She was a mom figure to many there and made so many lifelong friends and forever memories. During this time, JoLynn continued her education at Salt Lake Community College, and also the University of Utah where she earned many degrees in Accounting and an Associates of Applied Science. She loved school and loved learning.

    JoLynn enjoyed camping every 24th of July with the Nickell family up in the Uintah’s. She loved to travel, loved culture events such as plays, concerts, movies, anything to keep her on the go. She was always up for a good adventure. JoLynn loved the holidays and decorating her house, especially at Christmas. She loved going to St. George with her grandkids every chance she got. She enjoyed her family and friends. Jolynn was always doing kind acts of service for others, always putting others before herself. She had a huge heart and loved everyone she came in contact with. She had a Christ-like quality about her.

    JoLynn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served happily in many callings including Stake Primary President, Young Women’s, Relief Society and Primary.

    JoLynn is survived by her husband Steve, daughter Julie, two grand kids, Whitney and Parker, her sister Debbie Nickell. She is also survived by an extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. Preceded in death by her parents, sister Brenda and brother Larry.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the River Ridge Stake Center, 10168 South 1100 West, South Jordan, UT. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT and Monday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the services at the church.

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    Julie I am so sorry about Jolynn passing. She is truly an amazing, caring and loving lady. I will miss her: but I know she will be watching over you, your kids and your dad. I am sorry I won’t be there in person today.

    - Heather Corley soderborg

    Sending my condolences and love.

    - Jerry Nelson

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss in such a sweet lady. You are in our prayers and we know the Lord will inspire you to remember things about her that will bring you joy and what she would do to help makes things better.

    Mel & Susan Smith

    - Mel & Susan Smith

    Julie, Steve, Whitney, and Parker - I am so saddened and very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless your family with comfort and love.

    - Cody McStotts

    Dear Steve and Julie, our hearts are saddened to hear of JoLynn’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker. Her welcoming spirit made it easy to love her. I remember her contagious, bubbly personality and how she reacted when she saw me outside of the workplace several years after I retired. Your memories of this wonderful wife , mother and grandmother will comfort you as you heal from this great loss. Our prayers and love are with you at this time.

    Clare and Mary Agnes Rager

    - Mary-Agnes Rager

    We are so saddened to hear of our dear friend, JoLynn’s passing. We have many wonderful memories spending time with Steve and JoLynn and our other dear friends. We send our heartfelt love to Steve and Julie at this sad time and look forward to the day we are all reunited in our Savior’s kingdom without pain or remorse. All our love and prayers, Ted & Dianne Phillips

    - Ted & Dianne Phillips

    I'm sorry to hear this news. She's such a sweetheart. May God bless your family as you mourn your loss. Its good to know you will see each other again. Lots of love

    - Ricky Davis

    We are so sorry to hear about Jolynn. She always had a sweet smile for everyone. May you be blessed with peace and beautiful memories of this lovely lady. With sincere condolences and love to all of your family. ❤🙏

    - Doug and Michele Teran

    That was a beautiful obituary Julie. I loved your mom so much, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to your beautiful family


    JoLynn was a truly wonderful person, full of joy, love and smiles! Claudia and I will cherish the lunches we had with her and Steve! May you have peace beautiful lady!

    - Alan Bailey