|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1942|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2007|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Carolyn DeeAnn Lasater Aldous, 65, joined most of her loving family on the other side of the veil on Sat. November 10, 2007.
Our loving Mom, Wife, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend was preceded in death by her husband, John Kay Aldous, Jr.; her parents Forest and Eva Lasater; her sister June K. Lasater; and brothers Forest T. Lasater, Terry S. Lasater and Steven S. Lasater. She is survived by her sons, Shane Stephen Aldous (Salt Lake City, UT); and Bradley Lasater Aldous (Salt Lake City, UT); as well as her grandsons Kaden John Aldous (Salt Lake City, UT); and Channing Arion Wingo-Aldous (Salt Lake City, UT).
Carolyn was born on Feb. 18, 1942 in Salt Lake City, UT where she began at a very early age her love of the arts, being actively involved in music performance and dance.
She studied viola, bass and piano, sang in various groups and preformed in dance with her brother Steve, before finding her true calling and passion in beauty pageants. She took her very first title at the young age of 16, being crowned Miss Sugarhouse. She continued very successfully winning numerous titles from all over the state until 1961 when she took the prestigious title of Miss Utah, going on to represent the state at the 1962 Miss America Pageant, where millions of fans cheered her on as she won the talent competition, and was then crowned 2nd runner-up to Miss America.
This was all done while she attended the University of Utah, majoring in Theatre Arts. She was then offered a contract with Warner Brothers and moved to California to pursue her acting, having appeared in films with Troy Donahue, Carey Grant and other notables and had also been featured on The Tonight Show and The Red Skelton Show. Two years later, she moved to New York where she was offered a scholarship to pursue theatre with the legendary Broadway producer David Merrick. While in New York, she met the man that would sweep her of her feet, John Kay Aldous, Jr. Although they were both from Salt Lake City, attended the same high school, and the same university, they did not meet until in New York. After dating for two years they wed on September 4, 1964. They then moved to the Washington D.C. area, where she gave birth to and raised her two sons.
She was active in the PTA, the LDS church, and sang in the championship Barbershop group "Sweet Adelines". She was a dedicated mother, and stayed active by studying Tae Kwon Do with her family, where she attained the rank of black belt.
One of her notable achievements was her role as producer and founder of the east coast performing cast of "Voices of Destiny", a youth group performing musical theatre with a positive message. They relocated to Orlando, FL in 1989, where she became involved again with the pageant system as a coach, having successfully coached various local winners, a Miss Utah, a Miss Florida, a Miss Kansas and the 1997 Miss America. Kay and Carolyn moved to their dream home in Montana when Kay retired. Shortly after his passing, she returned back to her childhood home of Salt Lake, to be near her two sons. Everyone who new Carolyn was enamored by her charm, grace, kindness and compassion. She actively attended the LDS temple and served a Welfare Mission for the church. Her passions were music, dance, and family history. She was well loved and respected by her family, church members and the community. She was an inspiration to all those around her and will be missed.
A Service Celebrating her Life will be at 12 noon on Friday, November 16 at the Foothill LDS 6th Ward Chapel located at 2215 E. Roosevelt Ave. All are invited. There will be a public viewing for friends and family on Thurs., Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary at 2350 E. 1300 S.
She will be laid to rest at her Ranch in Montana.
Published in the Deseret News on 11/14/2007.
Forest Theadore Lasater (1903 - 1995)
Eva Myrtle Irene Sanders Lasater (1903 - 2000)
John Kay Aldous (1932 - 1994)*
June Kathleen Lasater (1925 - 1925)*
Forest Ted Lasater (1927 - 1994)*
Terry Sanders Lasater (1934 - 1960)*
Stephen Sanders Lasater (1940 - 1968)*
Carolyn DeeAnn Lasater Aldous (1942 - 2007)
Aldous Family Farm
Plot: Family Plot
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Nov 14, 2007
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