Carol Ann Cardwell Artez of Sandy, Utah began her next adventure on Friday, October 13, 2023 as she departed her earthly existence to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Carol was born to her parents Ken Depew and Ann Tarbet on June 20, 1960. As a young woman, she began the first of many flights when she decided to train to fly as a fly attendant with Delta and later Skywest. This would lead to an interest in sky diving and eventually 67 jumps. It also provided her with the opportunity to see the world. She loved to travel to the beautiful Cayman Islands where she swam with stingrays. She brought her light and beauty into contact with everyone who had the privilege to know her.
Because she was born able to feel the music, her dance threshold was nonexistent, and she was always up for an impromptu dance party or jam session. She was an accomplished musician who could play the guitar and the piano, and a gifted photographer.
Carol had a huge heart and a special kindness for animals and humans in need. From bunnies, to birds, and cats to dogs, she was always there to give and receive the unconditional love of her furry and feathered friends. The only thing that could surpass her kindness to animals was her love and devotion to her three children. Besides being a loyal friend to the animal kingdom, Carol was a devoted mother, daughter, and wife. There was nothing she would not do for those she loved.
Carol was incredibly brave and strong in her fight against cancer. She inspired us all to appreciate every day we have and to not take it for granted. Her memory will be a blessing to all who know her.
Carol was preceded in death by her father Ken and her sister Julie McGinnis.
She is survived by her husband Fred Artez, her mother Ann Tarbet, son Drew Augustine (Nicole), daughter Carissa Barrow (Brandon), daughter Courtnee Cardwell (Jaden), grandchildren Bailee, Kennedy, Shane and Libby, her sisters: Lee Ann Mudd, Sherrie Mann (John), Laurie Cooper (Kim), Ruth Wilkey (Kevin), and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 10:30 to 11:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.
A Celebration of Life will be held following the visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
If you wish to donate money in lieu of flowers, there is a photo of the Family's Venmo handle/QR code in the photo gallery.