Carrie Sadler Hardy Cummings
February 1, 1951 ~ November 26, 2023
Carrie Sadler Hardy Cummings was born on February 1, 1951. She was the third of twelve children born to Orvil Lavell and Joey Howarth Sadler. She had three brothers and eight sisters Paul, David, Beth, Bud, Ellen, Rachel, April, Lanai, Millie, Sarah and Becky.
Carrie is preceded in death by her parents, her brother David and her sister Millie.
Carrie is survived by her five children and their spouses, Adella (Mitch) Pearson, Serina (Kyle) Lathrop, Stephen (Priscilla) Hardy, Quester Hardy and Raurk (Mary) Hardy. She has twenty-two grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Carrie was born and raised in Magna Utah. Where she went to Webster Elementary, Brockbank Junior High and Cyprus High School.
Carrie married Kenneth Hardy on June 19th, 1970. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple.
Mom was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ and latter-day Saints, and it was a major part of her life. She did everything to live her life every day by the teachings of the gospel. She was faithful and hopeful. Her testimony of the Savior and His atonement were a part of her.
One of the things that mom enjoyed the most was music. She was a very accomplished pianist and shared this with many others. Giving piano lessons to kids in the neighborhood was a passion of hers. Her house was always filled with the sound of the piano being played. She would find any opportunity to produce musical arrangements for Adella and Serina to perform. She even did large group productions with friends Adella and Serina. She had a love of musicals, and all of her kids know The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story and so many others!
Mom’s children were her priority. Being a stay-at-home mom was what she wanted and loved.
Later in life mom would be diagnosed with diabetes, but she did not let that stop her from living. She would then go to college and get a degree in accounting and graduated with honors. In 1997 mom married Larry Cummings and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Soon after that she and Larry moved to Montana and bought a small local motel that they managed. In July 2006 Carrie had an aneurysm that would lead to several strokes that left her quadriplegic. It was a miracle that she lived through the aneurysm and yet another miracle that, with the aid of a walker, she learned to walk again and regained the ability to take care of her own day-to-day tasks.
The last 17 years of her life she spent with her daughter's family and mom became a part of the Eaglecrest 1st Ward in Lehi. She loved the people of this ward, and they loved her. The ward members gave countless hours of service to mom, visiting her, helping her if Adella and her family were out of town, helping her get to and from doctor’s appointments and taking her grocery shopping. For 12 years members signed up to take mom to and from the Legacy Center twice a week so she could walk the track. Mom still had so many limitations, so she bloomed where she was planted. Crocheting doilies and handkerchiefs, making alter cloths for the temples, teaching a crocheting class at the Legacy Center, crocheting lace around glass Christmas ornaments every year for each of her kids. Giving almost everyone that touched her life a doily. Going to the temple was hard for mom, so she took up name extraction and extracted nearly 750,000 names for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was in the top 5 percent of extractors in the world!! These were things mom could do, so she did them.
Mom’s life was not an easy one – but, through all of it she never wavered in her testimony of the Savior, His atonement, her need for it and hope that because of Him she could return to Father and have all things made right.
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