The Curry Coastal Pilot

Our mom, grandma, cousin and dear friend, Carolyn, passed from this life peacefully and, we observe, independently and purposefully, on March 13, 2012, at home in St. George, Utah, surrounded by family.

Carolyn conducted her life as a family-oriented, nature- loving, classy, straight shooter, committed to sharing her truths in the light of her understanding of God's truth. With Christian charity impelling her to action, she could always be counted on to share her views on our concerns, problems, pains and ventures. And she wouldn't hesitate long to voice her concerns about our issues, so as to serve our adjustment to reality.

Carolyn was born April 18, 1937, and was the only child of Carl Hart Scobie and Beatrice Child Scobie. Raised in Shelly, Idaho, she toured America with her parents, conducting a national school- assemblies program in herpetology.

She met and married Clay Puckett in 1961, in Los Angeles. They relocated to Orem, Utah, in 1963. She and Clay were divorced after 28 years of marriage and remained good friends. She married Kelvin Bennett in 1993; he died in 2009 in St. George.

Carolyn conducted two long-term careers designed to serve her family and community. Her first lifelong love brought people and horses together, as she taught us to ride in arenas, fields, pastures, parades and rodeos. She also hosted radio programs which emphasized community affairs, events, celebrations, values and issues to resolve.

She is survived by her children: Claire Willard of Brookings; Corinne (Bryce) Clayton of St. George, and Carl Puckett of Orem; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and two infant daughters.

We visualize Carolyn with luxuriant long blond hair streaming behind, at full gallop across the rural landscape of a Snake River Valley tributary on a great horse, probably Lucky or Chinook or Leilani or Gold. There were many beloved critters in her life and she has often expressed her determination to reunite and celebrate life eternal with them and us.

We also acknowledge her invitation to us to rejoin her in old and new ventures and celebrations. We may then work out all the challenges of a life of freedom, friendship, passion, service and Godliness as was her custom. Let us be ready and worthy of our "next chapter" with our wonderful friend.

A funeral service was held March 16, at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, in Orem, Utah.

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Submitted by Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, Orem, Utah.