Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1914 - 2010


Carol C. Schoenhals


February 07, 1914 ~ November 23, 2010


Carol Chapman Schoenhals, 96, passed away on November 23, 2010 at her daughter’s home in Salt Lake City.

Carol was born on February 7, 1914, in Salt Lake City, to David Charles Chapman and Hazel May Evans Chapman. She was a lifelong resident of Salt Lake City, graduating from East High School in 1931. After high school she worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. for six years. She married Alvin Joseph Schoenhals on June 24, 1940, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Carol was a talented musician. She played the piano beautifully all of her life and sang in a number of choruses. She had a beautiful soprano voice. She was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for eight years. Music was always an important part of her family’s life, bringing enjoyment to her children and to many other people as she often played the piano for Relief Society meetings, programs and groups. She also played the organ for several years.

Carol was a loving and affectionate mother and grandmother. She and Alvin were the parents of three daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Doty, of Logan, Utah; Kristin (Richard) Winterton of Midland, Mich.; and Kathryn Feigal of Salt Lake City. She had 14 grandchildren: Lee Doty, William Doty, Beth Ann Doty, Lynne Marie Kerhin, Matthew Doty, Anna Doty, Elaine Bradley, Marcia Marshall, Jill Campbell, Daniel Winterton, Todd Edwards, David Edwards, Mark Edwards and Mary Ann Edwards. She also had 35 great-grandchildren.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; her sisters, Virginia C. Wood and Esther C. Jensen; her brothers, Eugene H. Chapman and David Marden Chapman; and one granddaughter.

She was a member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for many years. Her family members will remember her for her kindness, her devotion to family and her sense of humor. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The family would like to thank the many friends in Bonneville Ward for their many thoughtful deeds and loving support of Carol over the years.

Funeral Services will be held on November 27, 2010 at 12 Noon at the Bonneville Ward, 1535 East Bonneview Dr. Friends may call beginning at 10 AM prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at larkincares.com

31 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. The obituary is a lovely tribute to a full and faithful life.

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  2. A loving tribute. I figured since I hadn't heard much from you that your life was busy taking care of your mother.I was always glad to hear that some of my stories were making your day go a little smoother.Blessings to you and your family.

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  3. i don't know any words that would be useful at this time. losing someone, even if you know it's happening, still leaves a void in space and heart.
    all blessings to you and yours.

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  4. What a rich tribute. Very sorry to hear of this - my condolences.

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  5. You have been on my heart and mind a lot lately. My sincere sympathy to you and yours on the loss of your mother. Such a lovely tribute. I pray God comforts you and lifts you up as you journey through.

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  6. Dear Friend, Kathy.
    You served your mother so beautifully and selflessly. Such love and devotion is rare. I'm sending love and prayers that you will feel the arms of all of us hugging you and holding you near.

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  7. Aw, my thoughts are with you! May you have all the love and peace you need at this time.

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  8. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    What a lovely tribute.

    parsnip

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  9. A beautiful, well written tribute. Your blog silence has had good reason, you were doing some very important living with your mother these last several weeks.

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  10. At 96 she’s had a good crack at the whip. It’s all any of us can ask for. I’m thinking of you.

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  11. Dearest Kathy, My warmest hugs and love to you. Such a difficult time, but both of you were lucky to have each other during her final passage.

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  12. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    She did have a great life, embrace that!

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  13. Hugs to you, Kass.
    How lucky she was to have you near up until the end.
    xoxo Kim

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  14. So sorry to read about your mother. Please accept our sympathy.

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  15. So sorry for your loss, Kass. What a marvelous woman and what a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  16. I am sorry to be reading this, sorry for your loss.

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  17. My heart goes out to you...the love you shared is a bond never to be unbroken. Prayers sent up.

    one love.

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  18. what a fine tribute to your mother. oh, that she sang! and 35 great-grandchildren. i'm sorry for your loss. i appreciate you sharing your mother with us.

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending big warm squishy hugs your way!

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  20. Kass, Death shatters us -- but the pieces slowly come back together except for one little corner in your soul -- barbara

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  21. My sympathy, Kass, and appreciation for the comments you've left me in the midst of all you've been through. What a long life, enriched by music and family and faith. Wishing you healing through all who love you.

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  22. Kass, I'm so sorry for your loss. I echo everyone else's sentiments that this is a beautiful tribute to your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  23. EVERYONE - Thank you so much for your comments and condolences. Your thoughtfulness is very appreciated.

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  24. Oh, Kass ... somehow I missed this. I am so sorry. May God provide the rest and peace and comfort you need as you adjust to her absence from your life. Blessings, my friend.

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  25. Kass, I'm so sorry to have missed this post. You had become, entirely understandably, a more occasional blogger and our dialogue had been conducted via my comments box.

    With my own mother's passing fresh in mind, I feel for you and wish you comfort. May the positive energy that fires your irrational optimism carry you through this difficult time.

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  26. Thinking of you during this Holiday Season and wishing you well.

    Helen

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  27. Oh I am so sorry Kass for your pain. Losing your mother is losing a part of you and you'll never stop missing her but in time it will just not be painful. What a nice and gentle soul she seemed to be. I wish you and your family peace in the days ahead. Mollye,

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