Our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend peacefully passed away May 29, 2017 at the age of 77.
Caren Coletti Ciampini was born on June 10, 1939 to Joseph and Claudina Coletti, Kemmerer, Wyoming. Caren attended and graduated from Davis High and Weber State College.
Caren worked as an inventory manager at Hill Air Force Base for 30 years from age 17-47. While working for the government, she was honored with the Presidential Citation from President Richard Nixon for saving the government $12 million dollars.
On February 16, 1962 (day after payday), Caren married the love of her life and best friend Ernie Ciampini in Reno, Nevada. Together they had two sons, Kevin and Aaron. Caren and Ernie had a great passion for the outdoors, spending weekends with their family at their cabin in the Uinta Mountains, enjoying everything nature had to offer. Caren made sure the family visited as many State and National Parks throughout Utah and the United States always making it an educational experience which also extended to her grandchildren.
Together, for the past 30 years, Caren and Ernie were involved in many AKC dog clubs both locally and nationally. Shetland Sheep Dogs were her greatest joy and companions. Caren loved traveling throughout the US, training, showing and winning numerous major titles. We know she was greeted by many puppies running circles around her in Heaven.
Caren enjoyed life to the fullest. She found love and laughter in everything she did. Caren loved to cook, that was one of her favorite ways of spreading love and joy to others. She was an adoring grandmother that made every effort to be a part of her grandchildren’s lives.
Caren is survived by her loving husband; Ernie, son; Kevin (Wendy) Ciampini, three loving grandchildren; Austin and Dylan Ciampini (Kevin and Wendy), and Ellis Ciampini (Aaron Ciampini). She is also survived by two sisters; Joyce Schofield and Colleen Wolski, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Juanita and Betty, brother; Paul, and her son; Aaron.
The family is deeply grateful for all the doctors and nurses in the IMC and INC units at Ogden Regional Hospital who showed great care and compassion. Also, a special thanks to Alpine Church, for all their love and support, especially Brian Dwyer, who spent his memorial weekend with our family.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Alpine Church, 5050 South 1275 West, Riverdale, Utah. Immediately after the service, please join the family for a luncheon in her honor.
Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.