español English

Obituary for Carl Smith Haycock

Carl Smith Haycock thumbnail

Carl Smith Haycock

March 19, 1950 - May 10, 2018

Carl Smith Haycock, cherished husband, father, brother, and treasured friend passed away on May 10, 2018. He was born on March 19, 1950, the third child of four, to Ira Hatch and LaRue Smith Haycock in San Mateo, California. His childhood and youth were spent in San Mateo; Denver, Colorado; and Stratford, New Jersey. On December 7, 1974 he married Donna Lee Francis, joining two loving people into a devoted companionship for years ahead. Their union was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Kelsey Lee, who has been the light of Carl’s life. The three of them have shared a priceless family bond.

As a geology graduate from Weber State University, Carl worked in the Southern Utah Uranium Mines until production was terminated. Afterwards he pursued employment in sales, finishing up his career working for Headwater Stone Division selling decorative rock to architectural and construction firms. He retired in 2014 and devoted the remainder of his life to his favorite past times.

Always one for keeping busy and improving himself, he reveled in a challenging game of golf, a stimulating ski adventure, or an engaging fishing trip. He took great personal pride in his backyard, always changing and arranging to perfection. With retirement came a new endeavor – beekeeping.

Throughout his life he demonstrated thoughtfulness, concern for others, and willingness to help those around him. He has shown a special consideration for his friends and neighbors, and quietly supported many. Much of his energy was focused into being the “greatest Dad ever” for Kelsey. He has traveled many miles to watch or aid or support her. He truly loved watching her play golf!

He has left a legacy of love and devotion to family. He demonstrated that tender but powerful quality throughout his life from early childhood to his last days. What a remarkable memory!

Carl is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter, Kelsey; sisters, Lynne (Kent) Perkins and Anne (Joe) Stubbs; and his sister-in-law, Debby Haycock.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hatch and LaRue; brother, Douglas Haycock; and infant son.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

Inurnment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Come join us for a Celebration of Carl’s Life


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Carl by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Carl Smith Haycock

Born: March 19, 1950
Died: May 10, 2018

Condolences for Carl Smith Haycock

Lee & Kerry Rosenlund posted on 5/18/18

Dear Donna, We were so sorry to hear about your profound loss. We enjoyed getting to know both of you and playing golf with you. We will remember Carl's bright smile and positive attitude. Although he didn't have a long life, he did very well with the years he had. It was such a pleasure to know him. We are sending you love and comforting thoughts.


Jamie Gregory posted on 5/18/18

Dear Donna, Kelsey & Haycock Family, Saddened by the loss of your sweet husband & father Carl. Truly a kind, loving, fun hearted soul whom was a friend to many. So blessed over the years to have called him a friend and spent time in his company. Many lasting, loving & fun memories. His presence will always be felt in the beauty He & Donna created in their lives and within the beautiful confines of their home and yard. A peaceful place. Sending love and will miss this sweet man.


Mel Bonder posted on 5/17/18

Dear Donna and the Haycock Family, We are so saddened to learn of Carl's passing. There is never a time when we are ready to say good-bye. John and I wish you and your family remembrances of the love, fun, joy and companionship you shared. It's what will get you through these first days and the days to come. We send our love, our prayers and our condolences to all of you. With love, understanding and sympathy. Mel and John Bonder


Lynn Moore posted on 5/15/18

Dear a Donna, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I can’t imagine how you are feeling right now. I pray God will bless and support you and Kelsey. I will alway be grateful for the love and kindness you have always shown to me. I miss you and your fun personality. Love, Lynn Moore. ♥️♥️♥️


Ann Galezniak posted on 5/15/18

Donna and Kelsey.. I'm so sorry to hear about Carl's passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will Comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead... Donna please let me know if I can help You in anyway... Love you girlfriend !!! ❤️ Ann Galezniak


Dennis & Pauline Snook posted on 5/14/18

I'm so glad Carl was my friend. Many memories from our past to be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and Kelsey.


Denise Powell posted on 5/14/18

Donna and Kelsey, Carl was the kindest person. He leaves such a wonderful legacy. You and Carl was such honor to have you my life. The support you gave me during my family's difficult time will never be forgotten. Yet, I’m certain you’ll don’t even remember the help you gave because that is who you are. Love you, Denise and Clinton Powell