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Carolynne “Carrie” Terrell

Carolynne “Carrie” Terrell

1/15/54 ~ 1/31/22

Beloved Mother, Wife, Yia Yia, Sister, Aunt and Friend Carolynne Hale Terrell, went to the kingdom of God last week, far too soon for the hundreds of family and friends who love her.

Carrie, as she was known to everyone, began her professional life working at Abbott Laboratories in data entry and accounting.  After graduating from nursing school, she worked most of her professional life as a NICU nurse, caring for premature babies, many of whom wouldn’t have survived without her and the other nurses she worked with.  For twenty-three years she dedicated her life to the littlest patients, and she was known for her great sense of humor, for her dedication to the nursing profession, and for being the best nurse in the NICU when it came to starting a pick line in the tiniest of arms.  She was also a role model, trainer and inspiration to many prospective nurses.

Carrie was born in Salt Lake City in 1954, the youngest daughter of Ernie and Alice Chaus Hale.  She is survived by her older sisters Jeanene Parker and Katherine North.  All three sisters inherited their mother’s well-known talent for spirited, frank self-expression.  Carrie was never afraid to say what she really meant.

Carrie was married three times, first to Jim Georgelas of Salt Lake City, with whom she had their daughter Kristina Packer (Jefferson).  Her second husband was Linson Terrell of Rose Park, with whom she had their son Linson Jr. (Kellie) and their daughter Tiffany Fulcher (Jarrod).  She was also stepmother to Ben (Wendi), Linson’s son from a previous marriage.  And later in her life, she reunited with and married her high school sweetheart Shawn Ince, (with whom she attended Skyline High School,) and shared ten years of happiness with him in Chandler, Arizona before her passing.  Her marriage to Shawn meant that she gained three more sons, Jeremy, Jason (Sarah) and Mark (Jenifer) and she had a loving relationship with them and with fourteen new grandchildren.

Starting in 1977 and continuing throughout her entire life, Carrie was a passionate outdoorswoman who loved camping, hunting, fishing and four wheeling with Linson, with her children and with Shawn.  During over four decades of trips to the mountains, Carrie was the mother, matriarch and camp nurse on trips that would at times see half a dozen trailers parked in a ring around the fire pit.  She was a tremendous cook, and even made a number of full, delicious Thanksgiving dinners in the tight confines of a camping trailer kitchen.  Everyone who knew her knew that she was always ready to take a four wheeler right up the side of a mountain, and it was impossible to be “too far out in the woods” for her.  She hunted mule deer and elk and was the kind of woman who would clean your fish for you, unless she knew that it was better for you to do it for yourself.

But as much as Carrie loved the mountains, she loved her family most of all.  She never in her life went to the mountains alone, because her camping trips were all about taking along as many children, grandchildren, relatives, friends and their dogs as she could possibly gather together.  Those trips were family adventures that happened to the soundtrack of artists like Don Williams, Roberta Flack, The Carpenters and Iron Butterfly, and all who know her know that there had better be music in heaven, or Carrie will have something to say about that.

Carrie was raised Greek Orthodox, and she had a lifelong relationship with God.  She spent much of her adult life singing with the choir of Prophet Elias church.  At the time of her death, she was a member of the Hebrew Roots congregation in Chandler, Arizona, a Messianic Christian group.  On June 19

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, 2021, she and Shawn were married in a religious ceremony at Jacob Lake, Arizona that was attended by family and friends.  In typical Carrie style, she and Shawn were married in the mountains and forest that she loved so much.

Carrie had a number of passionate hobbies, including scrapbooking, card making, needlepoint, crochet, crafting, wreath making and reading, but one special hobby was the decade she spent singing in The Mountain West Chorale.  During her time with the choir, she sang in scores of live performances every year and went on trips with them to places like Hawaii, the Caribbean and Yellowstone.  She was someone who was always singing.

Carrie is survived by many grandchildren, including Bailey, Jacob, Linson, Kaeston, Taeven, Mary, Nina, Trinitee, Hunter, Noah, Abby, Samantha, Easton, Caleb, Jacob, Alora, Gracie, Keyara, Iasiah, Emberly, Katie and Jasper and her relationship with them was one of the greatest rewards of her entire life.

A viewing will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery at 6500 S. Redwood Rd. on Saturday, February 12

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from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm followed by a graveside service at 3:00.  You can join our family via Zoom for the funeral service at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84969895528?pwd=UXVwU1paMDBKaU1uZEdSRVl2bUlMZz09
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