|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1908|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2009|
Christmas Carol was born in Parowan, Utah on Christmas day to Thomas D. Adams & Luella Redd. She attended Parowan High School, then attended Weber State and Los Angeles City College.
She married William A. Wright Jr. 24 May 1930 and had two children: Karen W. Denhalter and William Arthur Wright III. Her husband died at the age of 38, leaving her to raise two children by herself. She taught school in the Los Angeles Day Care center, then moved back to Parowan to care for her aging mother, giving her tender, loving care until the time of her death.
She is survived by her daughter Karen Denhalter (John) and 4 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her son, William A. Wright, her grandson, Paul Wright Denhalter and her great grandchild, John Paul Denhalter. Carol was a member of the LDS Church and served as a Relief Society President, a chorister and speech and drama director. She was an active member of the Aunt Paulina Camp of the DUP. She has helped with dinners, bake sales and conducted tours though the Old Rock Church.
She had served Iron County as a civic leader and business woman, associated with the First Security Bank for 25 years. She served on the Parowan Planning and Zoning Board, a member of the Iron Co. Bicentennial Community, secretary of the Parowan Library board. She donated thirty years to Parowan beautification and served on the Medical Board of the Little Salt Lake Clinic for 12 years, helping to establish a medical clinic in Parowan. She held a position on the Iron County board of Aging for two terms. The Governor of Utah appointed her to the State Board of Aging where she served for four years. She has been a volunteer in the community Heart, Cancer and March of Dime drives. In 1990 Carol was honored as a recipient of the Southern Utah Honors at SUU, and in 2002, she carried the Olympic torch for Parowan at the age of 95. Carol was a compassionate lady. Almost everyone in town has been the recipient of her honey candy, sour dough biscuits, custards, and homemade soup.
She loved the older people as well as the young and is called Aunt Carol by many. Her home has been a hotel much of the time as relatives and friends visited and enjoyed her hospitality. She loved the outdoors, gardening, music, singing and "caroled" all of her life. Christmas Carol Adams Wright was a special lady and had spent her life helping others with love.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Parowan 3rd & 4th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Thomas Davenport Adams (1870 - 1938)
Luella Mariah Redd Adams (1875 - 1963)
William Arthur Wright (1911 - 1949)*
William A. Wright (1943 - 1989)*
Miriam Adams (1897 - 1898)*
Adelle Adams Matheson (1899 - 1961)*
Thomas Marion Adams (1900 - 1980)*
Ray Hardison Adams (1902 - 1969)*
Alice Adams Ballinger (1904 - 1999)*
Grace Adams Tanner (1906 - 2005)*
Carol Adams Wright (1908 - 2009)
Beatrice Adams Johnson (1910 - 2000)*
Lowell Redd Adams (1913 - 1985)*
Hillman Redd Adams (1915 - 1991)*
Charles Redd Adams (1918 - 1926)*
Parowan City Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 37.83659, 112.81792
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Feb 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48403981