Carma Clarke Kirby
April 8, 1930 ~ August 22, 2020
Carma Clarke Kirby, beloved spouse, mom, grandmother and nice grandmother returned to her Heavenly Father on August 22, 2020 on the age of 90.
She was born within the Dee Hospital to Thomas Leroy and Eliza Josephine Smith Clarke, the second of six youngsters. They have been goodly dad and mom, blessing their household in non secular teachings, work, and love. Carma remained a rustic woman at coronary heart, and cherished rising up on their farm in Taylor, Utah.
Carma met the one particular love of her life, Rex B Kirby in 1950. Their assembly was organized by his father and after a brief courtship, they have been married within the Salt Lake Temple, November 22, 1950 by Apostle Matthew Cowley. Mother and Dad have been greatest associates, soul mates and loved a uncommon and particular loving relationship for 66 years. They settled in Taylor, Utah. Their union was blessed with 6 youngsters whom she cherished and adored.
Mother was in a position to dwell her dream of being a full time spouse and mom, dedicated to her beloved husband, and loving, educating and cherishing their youngsters. She taught them by instance to work exhausting and do issues the precise manner. Carma was an lively and stalwart member of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all her life. She cherished the gospel and had robust and abiding testimony. She served in all organizations of the church in each ward and stake callings. Her life was gospel centered and her religion was enduring. She loved Household Historical past and Family tree, and spent hours gathering household information handwriting histories. She created priceless Books of Remembrance for every of her youngsters.
Carma loved all hand and needle work, particularly making afghans for all her household. She loved studying, and music. She loved pictures and created numerous albums telling their household’s historical past in footage, and was valiant in conserving a private journal. Mother valued love and loyalty, honesty and integrity. She was eternally an optimist and located life at all times thrilling, fulfilling and fulfilling.
After retirement, Carma and Rex served collectively within the Colorado Denver North Mission. Their mission tremendously blessed their lives, making lasting relationships with households they cherished. They have been hardly ever aside, and have been at all times holding fingers. Their retirement was stuffed with adventures, as each loved touring, particularly with their household. They rejoiced within the beauties of earth, and nature, and delighted in seeing stunning sunsets, birds, forest, streams and desert. They treasured strolling, and having fun with all of the sights and aromas round them. Rex and Carma bought their first journey trailer in 1963, and tenting created very fond and particular reminiscences the rest of their lives. They completely loved their 29 years of retirement collectively, touring in america, Canada and residing in Yuma, Arizona through the winter months. In 2013, Dad was excited to take Mother to see the Samoan Islands, his beloved mission of two 1/2 years. They loved touring with household to Hawaii, Fiji, the Caribbean and a particular journey with all their youngsters for his or her 60th wedding ceremony anniversary to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Mother is survived by youngsters: Marlin (Kathy) Kirby, Jana (Scott) Lawrence, Val (Teri) Kirby, Karla Kirby (Holly Wiggins), Ron (Mishy) Kirby and Clair Kirby. They’re additionally survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 nice grandchildren. They gave Mother and Dad a lot pleasure and have been particular blessings of their lives. Mother had a really relationship along with her siblings and is survived by Laree (Reed) Hill, Allan (Shirley) Clarke, and Marian (Dee) Schenck.
She was preceded in loss of life by her husband and real love, Rex, on August 30, 2016. Additionally preceded in loss of life by brothers and sister-in-laws, Marvin and Verla Clarke, Don and Rosalie Clarke. “I’ve cherished life with my everlasting husband, Rex, our household, and rejoice in with the ability to spend eternity with them. Earth life has been exceedingly completely happy and candy for me, could it proceed to be so for all I like.” Funeral companies shall be held on August 26 with a viewing at Premiere Funeral Providers, (5335 South 1950 West), Roy, Utah, from 9:30 to 10:30; adopted by a graveside service on the West Weber Cemetery at 11:00 am. The household expresses gratitude for Bristol Well being and Kristi for his or her care in making mother’s final months extra snug and fulfilling.