On Oct. 9, 2021, we all lost one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people we could ever know: Carolyn Fitzgerald Wootton was a wife (eternal companion), mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life could be defined through love and service for others. Unselfish to a fault, she would sacrifice anything for the good of others.
Carolyn was born to John and Elizabeth Ryan Fitzgerald in Stillwater, Oklahoma but was raised and lived primarily in the Denver, Colorado Area. In 2014, she moved with her husband Randy to “her heaven on earth”—Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
Carolyn’s greatest affection was for children. She spent years giving service to her calling in the Primary and always looked forward to her time with the children she served. Few things lit her up like the smile of a baby or young child.
When she was sealed in the temple, she was so excited to know more so she would have more knowledge about the workings beyond the veil. Carolyn lost a younger sister whom she loved with all her heart to cancer when Carolyn was only 6. All her life she had a profound desire to see her again, and we know she has.
It wasn’t long before she became immersed in genealogy, not believing she could find any family past maybe her great-grandparents. Her diligent research eventually took several family lines past 500 A.D.
Carolyn is survived by her mother; two sisters, Marybeth and Colleen; a brother, John; her husband; and two daughters, Dena (M. Daniel Millet) and her children Benyse, Angelyn and Caleb, and Chanda and her three children, Randee Draper, Bailee, and Aimee. Carolyn happily inherited four granddaughters in 2011: Madelyn, Bethany (Cache Staheli), Cassia (Joe Krusi), and Natalya. Great-grandchildren include Claire and Andy (Randee), Franklin and Caroline (Bethany), and Cali (Cassia).
People that knew her will miss her for a very long time. She left the world a better place with her heart.
A memorial service will be conducted on Sat. Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center (461 North 300 West, Mt. Pleasant).
Masks are not required; however, they will be provided for those who wish to use them.
For those who can’t attend in person, the service will be available live and will remain viewable at www.mp1ward.org.