Carolyn Naegle Garner

Carolyn Naegle Garner 1940 – 2020

Carolyn Naegle Garner passed away peacefully in her home September 21, 2020. Carolyn was born January 21, 1940 in Salt Lake City, UT. She was adopted by her parents Raymond B. and Maude Lemmon Naegle. She had no knowledge of her birth parents and was always so grateful for the love and devotion given to her by her adoptive parents. Carolyn was raised in Hurricane where she met and married Val Zollinger Garner (a St George boy) April 11, 1959.

Carolyn was a graduate from Dixie College and put her Home Economics degree to use raising her five children. Val’s career in education took them to Las Vegas where they formed life-long relationships and shared many fond memories with dear friends in eastern Las Vegas.

Carolyn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and remained active by putting her talents to good use, serving in many capacities. She served wherever she was needed. Carolyn was a ward Relief Society President and Stake Relief Society President in the Las Vegas Sunrise Stake, ward chorister and organist, choir director, Relief Society pianist and chorister, and Sunday School teacher. But her favorite calling was Primary chorister.

Carolyn is survived by her five children Curtis (Tracy) Garner, Gary Garner, Jill (John) Manzer, Greg (Dana) Garner, Chad Garner; grandchildren, Jenifer (Chris) Leininger, Evan Garner, Mackenzie (Kyle) Noel, Trenton Garner, Brianna (Jeff) Brailsford, Kezia (Nate) Kelly, Lucas Garner, Zane Manzer, Savanna Garner, Paizley Manzer; and 9 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Val Z. Garner; son, Val Z. Garner Jr.; daughter-in-law, Katie Jetter Garner; and her parents, Raymond Bryner and Maude Lemmon Naegle.

Carolyn was a dear friend, mother, grandmother, and caregiver to many. She touched the lives of all those she came in to contact with. She will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Relief Society room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse at 642 North 2850 West, Hurricane, UT 84737. A graveside service will follow at 11:30am at the Toquerville Cemetery 1180 South Toquer Blvd, Toquerville, UT 84774. We are requesting that face coverings be worn for the safety of all.

As a family we are grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Liberty Dialysis and Kasey, Paula, Laura, and Kylie with Sun Tree Hospice who took such sweet care of Mom in her final days. We are thankful to you from the bottom of our hearts.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Second Visitation





11:30 a.m.
Toquerville City Cemetery
1180 S. Toquer Blvd,
Toquerville, Utah 84774

Guest Book

9 Responses

  1. I lived in the same ward in Las Vegas and Carolyn was my Relief Society Pres. and friend. I have many fond memories with her and her kindness and sweet personality always made me feel loved when I was around her! When she moved back to Utah she invited me many times to their cabin in Pine valley!
    She always shared with me many stories of her life! I have a great love for her and the life she lived!! Now she is with her sweetheart Val reunited in eternity!!

  2. I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. I always loved going over to your home in Las Vegas. As I recall she always had something goin on in the kitchen. I know she will be missed by all.

  3. Although I didn’t know Caroline well I felt an instant connection and love for her the very first time I met her. I know that she loved her family deeply and that she will be missed by many people.

  4. Carolyn was a compassionate, always-willing-to-help warrior for the downtrodden with a sure testimony of the divinity of our Savior, Jesus Christ. She was loved by all who knew her, especially the Wilson’s.

    Charles and Lucinda Wilson

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