Carol Backus Beardall

9/27/1949 ~ 10/7/2021

Carol Backus Beardall, wife of LaMar Beardall, left this mortal world held in the arms of her eternal soul and inspiration and her children on October 7, 2021. She was welcomed home to the arms of her Savior. She had a deep and growing testimony of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation and was firm in her knowledge that families are forever.

She was born to loving parents, Anna Jean Duncan and Earl Eugene Backus, on September 27, 1949. She grew up in Orem where she learned to love and appreciate all facets of nature.

Carol met her sweetheart in ninth grade and has been his eternal companion for 49 years. Carol and LaMar were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on March 3, 1972. They have been inseparable ever since.

Although she has held many titles during her lifetime, Darlin’, Mom and Grammy were her most beloved. Somehow she made every one of her children and grandchildren feel they were her favorite, and they were. She and Poppy always made time to attend every game, concert, recital or special event. She was our biggest cheerleader and fan. Grandkids will forever cherish playing card games, puzzles, and having quiet conversations with Grammy.

Carol knew the name of every bird, tree and flower. She loved autumn leaves and flowering things. She made sure her family appreciated the beauty of God’s creations. She was a gifted real estate agent and was closing deals until the end from her hospital bed. She had a mantra that she lived her life by: “Because nice matters.” Being nice to people in her business and personal relationships was important to her. She truly loved people.

As a righteous member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her most treasured calling was that of a temple worker at the Manti Utah Temple where she served with her eternal companion. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there as she grew in testimony and in friendships.

“If I only could have known you sooner, I could have loved you longer.”

Our loving wife, mom and Grammy is survived by her devoted husband, LaMar Beardall, and five children: Emily (Korey) Wright, Nick (Lareesha) Beardall, Sarah (Andy) Avery, Laura (Fred) Hermansen, and Jenny (Marc) Snijman and 16 grandchildren and two great-children. She is also survived by her three siblings: Gail (Richard) Tolley, Kathryn DeSantis, and Duncan (Meg) Backus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Backus, and her granddaughter, BreaAnn.

Funeral services will be held Thursday October 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center (82 N Center, Moroni, UT). A viewing will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church and Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. 

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24 Responses to “Carol Backus Beardall”

  1. Amanda Frutos says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom she was a very nice and sweet woman hugs to you all at this time your all in my thoughts.

  2. lois jessen says:

    Sorry for your loss. she was a very special lady and my privledge to
    have known her as an ordinance worker at the Manti Temple

  3. Nicole Dowland says:

    I’m sure Carol touched many lives – I was lucky enough to have met her and LaMar through their friendship with my parents. It was almost weekly that I would hear about their trips or their fun nights playing games with the Beardalls. I know it was a treasured friendship for my parents, and that Carol will be deeply missed.
    It’s always difficult to have people leave us in the mortal life. Mourning is for the living because we now have to live with the void that she leaves behind, however, I know Carol is happy and health now, and is waiting patiently for the future reunions with the friends and family she leaves behind.
    There are tears of sadness at the loss, but there should also be tears of joy and laughter as we reminisce on the fond memories and treasured experiences we each had with Carol.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family during this time.

  4. I am a Postmaster friend of LaMar. So sorry for the loss of a spouse and mother. I hope the Lord will help bring peace.

    Glade and Vickie Peterson

  5. Gail Ann Cloward says:

    LaMar and Family: We were sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. It was always a joy to see the both of you at the Temple. The last day before the closing. You have always been good friends. The Plan of Salvation is a blessing we can all count on. Gail Cloward, Amy Bingham, Warrensburg Missouri.

  6. Heather Tomlin says:

    We are heartbroken for your loss of sweet Carol. She helped us relocate here and get us settled. She made a hard time bearable and reassured us. She was a beautiful woman who was a great example of kindness. I admire the dedication you guys have as a couple and I know you will be together again. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love you guys
    Heather and Jason Tomlin

  7. LaMar, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am thankful for the many times you helped me with Post Office problems. You always had time to listen. You and your family are in my prayers. Just remember all the good times you had together.

  8. The Backus family will always hold a soft spot in my heart. Carol and I were roommates at Snow College and she was one of those people that always stay attached to my heart. After Snow, I spent many days at the Backus home or meeting Carol for lunch. We were at each others weddings & my last visit was 12 years ago when LaMar & Carol came to my 60th birthday party. Never enough time…..but eternally connected. I’m so sorry LaMar & family. I see your mother in each of your faces. You were blessed with a woman that truly loved life & loved to laugh. This is when eternal blessings come into focus & we know we will see them “in a while.” Our love and prayers are ascending regularly. Keep her alive in stories and laughter.

    • Duncan Backus says:

      Syd,
      It’s so good to hear from you after such a long time. You were such a good friend to Carol. It was always so fun for me when I had a chance to be present when you would visit. Thanks for your kind words.

  9. Heather Latson says:

    Emily,
    I am sending comfort and empathy from my heart in Maryville, TN. How loved you all were. How difficult will be “the firsts” for the following year.
    How blessed I am to have witnessed such a loving mother.
    Hugs, Heather Larson

  10. Helga Pereira says:

    Sending my most sincere condolences to all the family. Her testimony and legacy will continue to bless the lives of many in the years to come.

  11. Carolyn Jensen says:

    Lamar and family –
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Carol was a really special lady. Carol became our first friend when she helped us search and find a home here in Sanpete County. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. We send our condolences and prayers to her family. Paul and Roxanna Kendall Fairview, Utah

  13. Dan Simons says:

    We are sorry to hear of the loss, Carol was a very helpful in all she done. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lamar and his family

  14. Kaye Watson says:

    LaMar, so sorry to hear of your loss! You were always such a great support to me in the Post Office and I’m thinking you’ve been enjoying retirement from the P. O. I think of you when I drive by the Moroni P. O. I pray the weather will be a little nicer on the 14th!

  15. JODY CHRISTENSEN says:

    Carol was a wonderful friend to me in the years I worked with her at Aspen Leaf Realty. I am very saddened to hear of her loss. She was a bright, beautiful and friendly lady. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  16. Lamar
    How grateful I am for the opportunity to meet and work with you and Carol in the temple. We missed you and Carol this last few weeks when you were forced to stay away due to illness. May you feel our Father In Heaven’s arms surround with his love at this time.
    Steve and Sherry Anderson

  17. Ronald L Dunn says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was always so kind. Really going to miss her.

  18. Kathleen McIntyre says:

    To the family, friends and loved ones. It is with deep respect and love that I send my condolences. I was blessed to have acquaintance with Carol as our realtor. She sold our home in Moroni on Main in record time (even before it hit the market) in 2016. I also knew Carol through doTERRA (joined in 2011) and will never forget when I got to meet Emily personally. May God’s shining love shine down upon you at this time and always.

  19. Jim and Diane Nielsen says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Lamar and family. I remember when Diane was having her chemotherapy treatments, Carol helped us when selling our home. At the closing she returned a good portion of her commission to help us out. For this and many other favors she has done for us she will always hold a special place in my heart.

  20. Charles and Elna McKay says:

    Lamar and Family, We had several dealings with Carol and she was always the best. Whenever we ran into her she was like a ray of sunshine and made your day a little better. We will certainly miss her and are so very sorry for your loss.

  21. Gayle Jensen says:

    Dear Lamar and family. So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Very nice funeral. Our love to you all. Gary & Gayle Jensen.

  22. The little we got to b with Carol was always a pleasure. so so sorry la Mar may god b with you my friend. every one will miss her greatly. She was a great lady . r.i.p. sweet lady .!!

  23. Jeff Thalman says:

    Dear LaMar and family. We were unable to come to the funeral, but were able to watch it on Zoom. You and Carol have raised a wonderful family. The service was perfect and an awesome tribute to an awesome sister. We send our sympathy, prayers and love to all of you. God bless and comfort you. Jeff and Ilene

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