Carol Ann Wadsworth, 87, was taken into God’s loving embrace on Nov. 3, 2023, at St. George Regional Hospital after a courageous battle against rapidly declining health.
Since only some of the milestones of Carol’s life can be conveyed here, the family invites you to use the online guest book to add color, depth and vibrancy to her story by sharing your cherished memories of times with her. Not only will these jewels be treasured gifts and enduring tributes to a well-lived life, but they will also help Carol’s young descendants know her better, planting seeds for them to carry forward in their lives.
Carol was born on Feb. 17, 1936, in Saginaw, Michigan. After moving to Mesa, Arizona, with her mother, Carol put her eye for detail to work and was honored with accolades for her contributions to the oﬃce of Sears Roebuck and Co. before marrying John (Jack) Snyder on Oct. 19, 1957, in Mesa. After a brief stay in Flagstaﬀ, Arizona, the couple moved with their three children from Tucson, Arizona, to Lakewood, Colorado, in 1966, where they remained until Jack died in 1996. Carol’s main focus during these years was on raising their children while working as the oﬃce manager for a successful dental practice. With their children adults and living independently, Carol married Ken Wadsworth on Nov. 22, 1997, in Lakewood.
For all her life, Carol especially enjoyed camping and spending time in nature with her beloved dogs, horses, friends and family. She loved shopping for fashion with her beloved mother Ann Montjoy (deceased, 1996). Carol was a skilled roller skater and met Jack, a professional artistic roller skater (figure skating on wheels) at the rink. Over the years, she traded skating for square dancing.
Carol had a great appreciation for the arts and enjoyed theater and buying treasures of all sorts at art festivals. She kept a beautiful home and garden and enjoyed time away on road trips, cruises and motorcycle and classic car rides.
Throughout her life, Carol valued being a member of a spiritual community and found great peace in her steadfast faith.
Carol was a beloved wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 26 years Kenneth Vaughn Wadsworth of Toquerville. From her marriage with John Francis Snyder, Carol is survived by three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Wayne Snyder (and Jeanne) of Fort Collins, Colorado; Jeﬀ Snyder (and Jennifer) and Chris Geissbuhler (and Stefan) of Lakewood; Adam Snyder (and Danette) and Victor Snyder (and Norma); Claire Snyder (an Lorenzo Landucci), and Elizabeth Snyder; Javier, Isabel, and Esperanza Snyder (children of Victor and Norma).
From Ken’s first marriage to Patricia Jo Wadsworth of Golden, Colorado, Carol is survived by four children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Jill Andersen (and Scott) of Golden, Colorado; Holly Hopkins (and Ty) of American Fork, Utah; Paige Porter (and Marc) of Draper, Utah; Chad Wadsworth of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Vic, Elyssa and Taran; Rylee, Brooklyn, Kailey and Brynn; Kelsey, Brittney (and Josh), Braden, Ethan and Jackson; Tobias and Ren; and Roonie (son of Brittney and Josh)
A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 63 Toquerville Boulevard, in Toquerville.
Arrangements are under the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.