Richfield, Utah - Our kind and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Carla Jean Avery Sharp, age 83, died April 4, 2013 at her home in Richfield, with her loving family by her side.
She was born at the family home in Venice, Utah on November 20, 1929, a daughter of Cyrus Lincoln and Amy Collings Avery. She married Bernell Don Sharp, June 24, 1947 in the Manti LDS Temple. He died September 4, 1992.
Carla was an avid member of the DUP for several decades. She enjoyed reading, singing and writing poems and songs. She was often seen walking around the neighborhood. She enjoyed having cats and kittens over the years.
Carla is survived by her children: Janet Malek of Woods Cross; Dale and Shaina Sharp of Richfield; Sonja and Randy Sandquist of Riverton; Lola Madsen of Kearns; Mona and Robert Read of Richfield; Teena and J. John Suprise of Sandy; 27 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Burton and Betty Avery of West Valley City; Wanda and Neal Twitchell of Henderson, Nevada and Marva Helquist of Salt Lake City.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Edren Madsen; a great-grandson, Hayden Lee Madsen; and her brother, Alan Avery.
The family would like to thank Mona and Robert for all of their help with mother the past few years; and to At Home Health and any others that may have helped with her care, during her failing health.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the Richfield East LDS Stake Center, 805 North 500 East in Richfield. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M or at the Stake Center Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.