Carol Price HIRSCHI, 97, was born December 29, 1924 in Paris, Idaho to Frederick John and Gertrude Price. She was their “Christmas Carol.” She was the sixth of eight children- Six sisters: Lola, Jean, Ella, Inez, Florence and Ruth- And one brother: John. Five children were raised to adulthood.
Carol was a healthy, happy child who loved to play outside and preferred skis, skates and bikes to dolls. She considered herself a bit of a tomboy. She loved to play, but she also took her turn doing household chores and working in the family Variety Store on Main Street in Paris. She enjoyed life and made the best out of any situation.
Carol was an exceptional student. She was the Valedictorian of her graduating class and played the flute in the Fielding High School Marching Band. She attended Utah State University and later graduated from the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City.
She married her sweetheart, Frank W. Hirschi, on November 26, 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They built a wonderful life together beginning in the Bear Lake Valley of Idaho while Frank farmed and taught high school. Then the family moved on to Providence, Utah for Frank to finish his PhD in Education at USU, then on to California for several years, and then back to Utah where Frank worked in the Church in the Education Department.
Carol was an amazing homemaker and showed a great example of organization, service and love. She loved tending her flower beds and also enjoyed harvesting and canning fruits and vegetables from the large family garden and orchard. She also was a very good seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her girls.
While raising her family, she also provided Church service teaching early morning seminary and working in the Young Women and Relief Society organizations of the Church for many years. She dearly loved those she worked with and experiences she had.
Carol loved missionary work and served next to Frank on four different missions. They presided as Mission Leaders over the Mississippi Jackson Mission; served a CES (Church Education System) mission at BYU Hawaii; served as Mission Leaders at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in New Zealand; and a CES mission in Eastern Europe.
She served in the Bountiful, Utah Temple for 15 years and loved that opportunity. She enjoyed family history work very much and loved teaching her children and grandchildren about their rich heritage and the importance of close family ties.
She and Frank are parents of six children, three boys and three girls: Craig (Elaine), David (Pamela), Carol Lyn (Steve), Scott (Dawna), Laura (Randy); and Janet (Dan). They have 34 grandchildren, (17 grandsons and 17 granddaughters), 98 great grandchildren (48 great granddaughters and 50 great grandsons). She also has one “adopted” granddaughter, and she and her family are considered part of our family.
Carol’s favorite calling has been that of mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her faith and her family brought her the most joy! She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her parents, her siblings, her oldest son, Craig and her granddaughter Maddie. Carol leaves a legacy of service and love that will extend through eternity.
To celebrate Carol's life there will be a viewing
Friday October 14,
Anderson & Sons Mortuary
Lone Peak Location
6141 West 11000 North
And Funeral services Saturday October 15, 2022 Centerville 3rd Ward Chapel
900 So 400 East
Viewing 9:45-10:45 am
Funeral 11 am
Please click on the link below to watch Carol's service via live stream: