Carole Lynn Pyper

Carole Lynn Pyper passed away peacefully in her home in Saint George, Utah on Friday, September 17, 2021.  She was born to Warren Edward Eldridge and Doris May (Baxter) Eldridge on November 6, 1951, in Anacortes, Washington.  She graduated Aloha High School in Beaverton, Oregon.  She later attended the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Business.  She achieved this while taking care of 3 boys as a single mother. She has been working at Dixie State University

Carole loved God and being spiritual. She went to The Grace Place church in Saint George, Utah every Sunday.  She loved the outdoors: hiking, camping, walking her dog, Bo.  Bo was her best friend.  Some of her passions were reading, art, painting and animals.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Carole is survived by her siblings: John Eldridge of Mesa, Arizona; Ron (Jill) Eldridge of Gilbert, Arizona; Tom (Marie) Eldridge of Woodinville, Washington; and Barbara (Donald) Black of Maricopa, Arizona.  Children: Ryan (Sheena) Bradshaw of Saint George, Utah; Jason (Ashley) Bradshaw of Saint George, Utah; and Curtis Bradshaw of Saint George, Utah.  Carole had 9 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Doris, and her sister Joan.

There will be a viewing at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, Saint George, Utah on Friday, October 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will have a Celebration of Life for her on Friday, October 8th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 p.m.  Location will be announced by the family.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.  435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Carole’s online guest book at



3:00 – 5:00 pm

Second Visitation


5:30 – 6:30 pm


Celebration of Life
Location will be announced by the family


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3 Responses

  1. Carole was one of my dearest and oldest friends. Thirty years ago we met working together at the Holiday Inn in St. George with our friend Stella as well. We have all three been friends ever since. Carole, Stella and me! The three musketeers – No matter how far or long, we always got together for dinner and holidays and birthdays with each other. We shared our joys and sorrows as only true friends can. Carole had such a love for her three boys and she talked of them whenever we were together, sharing pictures and stories of their adventures and her sweet grandchildren. She loved her family. Carole also loved Jesus so much and we talked of Him whenever we were together. We shared scriptures often and encouraged each other in His love and spirit. I love you so much Carole, and though I will miss you everyday, I rejoice that you have gone home to Him and I know that you are in His great comfort and peace!

    1. Hi Lisa, this is Barbara, Carole’s sister. I loved reading what you wrote about Carole. She was so blessed to have such good friends. My heart is glad. Everyday we will be celebrating her life. She was my big sister and I looked up to her for her wisdom and encouragement. She always directed me in what direction my heart should go. Jesus was in the forefront of all our conversations. We always talked about our Lord. I am comforted in the knowledge that she is safe in His arms. Thank you for your lovely words about my sister.

  2. Carole has always been very good in keeping me in contact with the Eldridge family. She would update me on her mom and dad. Ed was my first cousin. I remember Carole and the rest of the Eldridge kids when they were young. Distance has kept us from getting together. My memories of Carole are of a very caring and loving person. Love to my family! Cousin Bonnie.

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