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Obituary for NaDene Ray Carver

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NaDene Ray Carver

June 19, 1926 - January 13, 2012

NaDene Ray Carver, 85, passed away January 13, 2012. She was born June 19, 1926 in Layton, Utah to Raymond and Mattie Green Ray. NaDene graduated from Davis High School, Weber College, and BYU with bachelor degrees in Music and Education. While working summers at Del Monte she met Kay Baird Carver and they were sealed in the Manti Temple on August 15, 1950. They lived in Texas, Idaho Falls, Colorado Springs, and Utah. She taught elementary school for 32 years; 30 at Roosevelt Elementary as a third and fifth grade teacher. NaDene also worked part-time at ZCMI for several years. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church where she served in many callings in Primary, Relief Society and as Ward Chorister. She enjoyed serving in the Ogden Temple. NaDene loved her family and could be found at all their activities and games. She was also an avid sports fan. NaDene is survived by her seven children: Gary Ray Carver (Heather), Kaylene C. Broadbent (David), David Ray Carver (Linda), DeAnn C. Thorpe (Thomas), LeAnn C. Heslop, Marsha C. Roberts (Curtis), Mark Ray Carver (Mary) and three sisters Adele Koziar, Joye Ray, and Annette Gardner. She has 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. NaDene was preceded in death by her husband Kay Baird Carver, her parents, and her brother Evans G. Ray. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Burch Creek Stake Center, 4955 Adams Ave, South Ogden. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS General Temple Patron Assistance Fund. Interment, Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 pm

LDS Burch Creek Stake Center


4955 Adams Ave, , South Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

LDS Burch Creek Stake Center


4955 Adams Ave, , South Ogden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for NaDene Ray Carver

Born: June 19, 1926
Died: January 13, 2012

Condolences for NaDene Ray Carver

Lori Ray posted on 3/28/12

Im so saddened to see that NaDene has passed on. She was one wonderful Lady. My Nephew Jace Clark had her as a teacher in elementary school. He loved her. My condolences to the family, my cousins whom I havent seen for years. Hope you are all doing well.


Karen Johnson posted on 1/29/12

Each of my 3 children, Justin, Jodi, and Jenni Johnson had Mrs. Carver for their third grade year at Roosevelt Elementary. She was such a great teacher, so kind and lots of fun. All three have wonderful memories of her as a teacher. Then afterward, whenver we would run into her somewhere, she was so friendly and interested in how we were all doing. Hope that you as a family, also have many happy memories to bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Karen Jonson


Judy & Winslow Hurst posted on 1/24/12

Dear Marsha, Curtis, David and Linda -We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You have a great heritage and many memories to bring you peace. We were impressed with her many accomplishments and her diligence in serving the Lord.We have enjoyed our association with you over the years. Even though we haven't been in touch recentl;y, we wanted you to know you are in our hearts!Judy & Winslow


Lori Ray, Jan Thurgood, And Jace Clark posted on 1/23/12



Lajuan West posted on 1/21/12

NaDene and I served together in the 60th ward for many years in music callings for Primary and Sacrament meeting. She was such a good friend and I got to love her. I laughed sometimes at her (behind her back) because she always sang out and she was not the best singer or even a good singer, especially when she got older. One time she walked up my driveway after church, rang my doorbell and asked my to drive her home because her panty hose had a problem and they were down around her knees. She was the first one to come to my home when Brian died, even though I had moved from the ward several years earlier. Another time she called and brought over some music she thought I could use. When I began playing the organ in the temple weekly I was surprised how often I saw her. She always came up and told me how beautiful the music was. It will be fun some time in the future to laugh with her again.


Kimberly Futey posted on 1/20/12

NaDene was an inspiration to me and an example of courage and determination. I am amazed at her life and the things she was able to accomplish! I will miss her very much, but am happy that she is able to once again be with her husband, parents, and brother! I extend my sympathy to the family and pray for God to comfort you all at this time!All My Love!Kimberly (Checketts) Futey


Linda Byram posted on 1/20/12

Dear Friends,I first met NaDene soon after I started dating my husband, Bill. NaDene had taught him piano lessons when he was younger. She was about eight years older than Bill! Now, I have known NaDene and many others of Raymond and Mattie's family for many years. It has been a privilege and a blessing in my life.I remember going to Mattie's house one day and NaDene was finishing one of the many recordings made of Mattie's life memories. Mattie is a remarkable woman and her daughters have inherited those wonderful characteristics.NaDene always has that friendly, "I'm so glad to see you" smile for everyone. I saw her often at the Ogden Temple before it closed. I know she went at least once a week and stayed often for two or more sessions. One time she was there with many of her family members for her birthday, I believe. What a wonderful sight!Adele, Joye, Annette, LaRae, and David, how I wish I could have attended the services to give you a hug and tell you that my heart goes out to you and all your family at this time of parting, which is so hard. My father, Gary Hyer and I send our deepest sympathy. We pray that you will feel our Father's love and peace with you for many weeks to come.


Angela Hughes posted on 1/20/12

I loved Mrs. Carver as my third grade teacher ('78), She was so strict but so clever. As I look back on the memories of elementary school, she is one of the few teachers that still come to my mind. I appreciated her kindness and for teaching me to read. She never let us pass notes, and notes never got passed her. I loved her! God Bless her!


Kathy Page posted on 1/19/12

Very loving and welcoming woman. The first time I met her, she told me to call her Grandma. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I never knew her real name. She always had a smile on her face and she was always happy. Heaven is getting a very special angel, she will be greatly missed.


Kay Lance Padelsky posted on 1/19/12

I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.Love Kay


Holly Driggs Rasmussen posted on 1/19/12

Mrs. Carver was an amazing teacher. She touched many hearts and never forgot a students name. As a third grader I was very shy and timid. I remember having an accident in class and Mrs. Carver was so kind and caring she drove me home in her car and helped me get cleaned up bacause she knew my parents worked and she didnt want me to be alone and upset. I wish we had more teachers now days like her. The world would be a much better place. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers go to her loving family.


Carol Steinkirchner posted on 1/18/12

Dear Friends, I didn't know I had to go directly to the mortuary's page and I had written you a lengthy e-mail and couldn't send it because it wasn't in the proper form!! We were saddened and surprised to red of ;your mother's passing. I feel it an honor to have know your parents, and by the same token I'm certaqin each of you are honored by having had them as your parents and guides. I remember well, all of you!. Gary and Jennilee were friends..about the same age, David..we have had the privilege of working with David and what an honor to his mother!! you remember my giving you a white daisy pin? I bought one for myself and I still wear it and each time I do I think of you..oh, so long ago. DeAnn and LeAnn..the times you spent at our house with Cynthia and of course, Allyson...little sister and Cynthia at yours, then the little cabooses Mark and Marsha. What wonderful memories. I can't imagine the reunion your parents many years without your father? Sad times mixed with good times and many more good times than sad. Take care of yourselves and remember the lessons of your mom and you will be o.k. I'm sure the grandchildren loved her, and rightly so. We all have the same path to travel and no one has ever escaped this life alive but we can get out of it unscathed IF we do desire. "let not your hearts be troubled, for in My house are many mansions" and following the path will get us all to the correct future address!!! Hugs, Carol Steinkirchner p.s. the type is hard for me to read, so exscuse any errors!!! xoxox


Jeane Taylor posted on 1/18/12

Dave, your mother must have been wonderful... she has a son who is most thoughtful and kind to everyone. I extend my love and understanding to you and Linda at this time and know that I think alot of both of you! Families are forever...and so are friends... Love, Jeane Taylor


Barbara Akridge posted on 1/17/12

You were a wonderful person you taught my son johnathan logue in the three grade he loved you so much i had a chance to sub your class once and they all loved you even after you stopped teaching at roseveltt and would come by the school all of the kids would run to you to say hello,you made a great impack on my son even as he went on to graduate he sent you his graduation picture.I hope you know you will be missed and that you were loved very muchbarbara.


Linda Sorensen posted on 1/17/12

NaDene was a beautiful lady. I worked with NaDene at ZCMI for many years. She always had a smile on her face. She was inspiration to me because she was always so happy. She was a wonderful employee and friend.