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Carma Moore

February 21, 1945 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Carma Moore Obituary



Our beautiful mother, Carma Elizabeth DeLong Moore, age 79, passed away on March 5, 2024 in her home in West Valley City, Utah. Her death was attributed to the effects of COPD.

Carma was born on February 21, 1945, at the ranch house on the family's dairy farm in Panguitch, Utah. She was the third of five children, born to Clark E. DeLong and Lula Von Torgerson. She was always proud of her southern Utah heritage and never lost her love of cows, horses, and the smell of sagebrush.

Mom thought herself a tomboy growing up. She loved to run, play baseball, and was the victor in many fistfights against the boys who bullied others.She spent her teenage years in Vernal, Utah, and graduated from Uintah High School in 1963. While in high school, she was involved in many activities including being a Majorette, and homecoming royalty. She was a wonderful dancer and we all loved to watch her jitterbug.

Carma went to beauty school in Salt Lake City in 1966. She went on to graduate from Weber State College in 1974 with a BA in Child Development. Her quest for knowledge continued throughout her life. She loved learning and encouraged education for everyone she knew. Carma remained well-informed on current events and the latest scientific discoveries, eagerly sharing her knowledge with those who visited her.

Our mother was a hard worker and had a wonderful work ethic. Whenever she had a job or project, it was always perfectly done. She had many different employers over the years, her final job was working for Southwest Airlines in the Salt Lake City and Phoenix reservation centers.

She loved to travel. Some of her favorite destinations included Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, Belize, England, and Carmel, California.

Carma took pride in her appearance and had a wonderful sense of style. She spent hours doing her hair and always kept her nails freshly painted. Everyone always said how beautiful she was and that she looked like a movie star.

She loved her home and always kept it clean and organized. She enjoyed doing laundry and was a wonderful seamstress. She could fix anything with Elmer's glue and clothespins, or a needle and thread.

If you knew Carma well, you know she was never ashamed of who she was or what she believed in. As a proud Democrat, she was a staunch supporter of Women's Rights, Unions, and the ERA. Standing up for the oppressed and befriending the outcast was second nature to her.

She was a wonderful mother and grammy. She made holidays and birthdays extra special with her homemade Halloween costumes, themed birthday cakes, and clever gifts.

Carma's spunky personality, love for her family and friends, and ability to dare to be different will always be remembered by all who knew her. Bright red nail polish, flashy jewelry, Cadillacs, and Cheetos will always remind us of our Mom. She brought so much light into our lives, and we consider ourselves immensely lucky to have been loved by her. We are proud to have called her Mom and Grammy and will miss her always.

Survivors include her children: Shelly (Bruce) Montrone, Kaysville, Utah; Benjamin Moore, West Valley City, Utah; Luke Moore, Alaska; Samuel (Cheyenne) Moore, Elkton, Maryland. Beloved grandchildren: Cale (Melissa), Sari, Selena, Garrett (Elaine), Remington, Gabriel, Elora, Annalise, Signe, and great-granddaughter Belle. Sister: Olivia Bohn, Moab, Utah.

Preceded in death by her parents, sister Connie, and brothers Burnell and Garth.

Memorial service for Carma will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., with luncheon to follow at 12:00 p.m. Location: McDougal Funeral Home; 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah.

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