Carillon Searle Ross of Vernal, UT returned to her Heavenly Father and her Eternal companion Dale on September 3, 2020 at the age of 85. She was born on August 17, 1935 to Raymond and Hallie Searle in Vernal. Carillon was the 2nd oldest child of 9 with 5 boys and 4 girls. She spent much of her early years at Blair Basin on Diamond Mountain during the summers. They would play together as siblings and her next younger brother George would be their baby and they called him “Sweet Honey” George passed away one day after she did. She shared many memories of growing up and spending time canning. She learned to do readings (memorized stories, shared out loud) with her mother and siblings. She didn’t have TV so they would get together in the community to do readings and had lots of dances with live bands. Carillon enjoyed school and was involved in extra curricular activities. Her Senior year she was the
editor of the Yearbook. She met the love of her life, Dale Ross in 9th grade. They dated during their High School years. She graduated in 1953 from Uintah High School then studied one semester at Steven’s Henager College in Salt Lake. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 28, 1954. During their married life they lived in Pasa Robles CA. where their oldest son David was born nicknamed “Peanut”. They moved to Cortez CO with Dale’s work and had their second son Stephen, first daughter Camille, then 2 more sons Derek and Kerry. They made some life long friends in Colorado before moving to Provo so that Dale could continue his schooling at BYU. They moved to Salt Lake City after 1 year and settled in Cottonwood Heights where Stephanie and Shane were born. She would sew clothes for the children and worked for a company sewing intricate capes to make extra money as well as selling Avon. They loved the community and ward they were a part of. While she was pregnant with Shane she attended LDS Business College and she worked with Dale for the Newspaper Agency Corporation. In 1978 they moved to Vernal where she worked for Caldwell Coombs Accounting, Uintah County, Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development office. She sewed clothes to sell for Barbie and Cabbage Patch dolls. She and Dale were heavily involved in the Amway Business where they became Direct Distributors. Her favorite job was to be a mother and grandmother, especially cooking and sewing for her family. Many, if not all of her grandkids received outfits that were sewn with love from grandma. She spent her later years making beautiful quilts for family and Humanitarian Aid. She loved taking care of her flower beds and gardens. She served in many callings as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including Cub Scouts, Relief Society and Primary among others. After retirement they had an amazing experience serving a mission in San Francisco, CA.
She is preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Hallie Searle, her husband Dale, brothers Con, Larry and George and grandchildren Rusty and Emily Sue Ross. She is survived by her brothers, Rodney (Judy), Brent (Mary) and sisters Lenna (Ferrel) Glines, Nellie Searle, Roseanne Searle, Kathleen Hefley, and Laura (Duane) Wardle as well as her children, David (Val), Stephen (Dixie), Camille (Michael) Perusek, Derek (Susan), Kerry (Jody), Stephanie (Todd) Anfinson and Harold Shane (Kris ) Ross, 28 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren and 12 Great Great Grandchildren.
Services will be held on Tuesday September 8, 2020 @ 11a.m. at the Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Viewings will be on Monday evening from 6 to 8pm and before the services from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Compassionate services provided by Glines 2nd Ward.
Our family would like to give a big thank you to the workers and staff of the Vernal Beehive Home. They treated our parents with kind, loving care.
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