Carolyn Ann Cheney, a cherished wife, mother, and grandmother, peacefully passed away on August 25, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 77 years old.
Born on September 28, 1945, in Edgware, England, to Alfred Fagan and Betty Baldwin Fagan, Carolyn's journey was one of love, commitment, and selflessness. She was united in marriage and sealed for eternity to her high school sweetheart, Charles B. Cheney, on September 17, 1965, in the Salt Lake Temple. After a life rich with shared experiences, Charles passed away on July 18, 2020, leaving behind cherished memories.
Carolyn's life centered around her role as a devoted homemaker and mother. She dedicated herself to raising her three children, instilling in them values of love, compassion, and resilience. Her passions were as diverse as her heart was generous. From her love for bowling, skiing, and gardening to her adventurous spirit that led her and her husband across the globe, Carolyn's zest for life was truly inspiring. She held a special place in her heart for University of Utah football games, braving all kinds of weather to cheer for her beloved team.
Guided by her unwavering faith, Carolyn served diligently in various capacities within her church community over the years. Her commitment extended beyond the confines of her congregation, as she spent several summers alongside her husband volunteering at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the church history sites in Nauvoo.
Carolyn's legacy lives on through her children: Scott (Margaret) Cheney, Kimberlee Cheney, and Shawn (Jill) Cheney. Her nurturing spirit also touched the lives of her grandchildren: Kylee Main, Saydi Wright, Jackson Cheney, Ian Cheney, Cooper Camargo, and Danica Cheney. Her influence further transcended to her great-grandchildren: Victoria Main and Anastasia Main.
A viewing to honor and remember Carolyn will be held on Wednesday, August 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cannon Mortuary, located at 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. in Cottonwood Heights, UT.
Funeral services celebrating Carolyn's life will take place on Thursday, August 31th at 10:30 AM at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, situated at 3115 E. Bengal Blvd. in Cottonwood Heights, UT.
In her journey, Carolyn embraced life's joys and challenges with grace and resilience. Her memory will forever remain a beacon of love, strength, and devotion to all who were fortunate to have known her.