1939 — 2022
Carol Ann Boulware Laws Halladay was born on October 22, 1939 in Winnsboro, SC to David Harrison Boulware and Cynthia Louise Branham. She had 14 siblings and graduated from high school at Mt. Zion Institute. She served as a missionary in the Northwestern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She described it as a truly remarkable experience.
Carol was married to David Paul Laws of Provo, UT on July 14, 1962, in the Manti Temple. When David got his doctorate, she was so proud of him and felt that the degree was hers too. She then received her own degree from BYU as a PHT (putting her husband through). They had six children Paul (Becky), Renee (Armando), Byron, Jason (Wendy), Jared (Marinda) and Luella (Ben). David died on March 12, 1978, and Carol moved her young family to Utah. Her children have always been her priority. She taught them by example to work hard and to be kind and helpful to others.
Carol was fortunate to find a new lover in Hal L Halladay, and they were married on August 10, 1983, at the Provo Temple. They merged their families and she welcomed Halene, Brad, Brent (Kelli), Suzanne and Heather (Scott). Their combined posterity includes 11 children, 36 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and they are expecting a great-great-grandchild in August 2022.
Carol and Hal served a humanitarian mission in Jackson, MS and two other missions in Los Angeles, CA at the Family History Center. She volunteered for religious service throughout her life and never missed the opportunity to share her testimony. She loves her Savior, Jesus Christ, because he is her friend and has atoned for her sins.
Carol had many enjoyable times cooking, sewing, reading, painting, gardening, and doing puzzles and crafts. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her many friends. She loved life.
Carol passed away peacefully on July 4, 2022, truly celebrating freedom from the restraints of the mortal body. What a happy reunion she had with her loved ones!
Please join us in commemorating his life. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022 at Lakeside 8th Ward Chapel, 131 S. 1600 W., Provo, UT. Friends can call at Berg Mortuary in Provo, 185 E. Center Street, Sunday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. before services. Burial at Provo City Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.