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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Polly’s laughter will forever ring in the ears of those who loved her. Her laughter, which could be infectious and quite lovely, was silenced in her passing the morning of May 5th, 2022.
Pollyanna Carr Thomas, 60, was born in Ogden where she felt comfort in the shadow of the mountains and among family and her many friends.
She loved laughing and enjoyed her seemingly imperfectly perfect life. Through many challenges she never complained, but rather, found ways to make magic happen.
Polly’s smile was infectious, and her sense of humor was witty and clever; she was never the comedian in the room, yet Polly always managed to make the one quip or observation that brought the most laughs to join her own.
Cooking was a passion, stemming from many years of cooking dinners for her younger brothers. She honed her skills when later cooking for her children, and then for herself. Her family will recall her great meals with fondness, but also grimace good naturedly as her failures are remembered.
Reading was a simple pleasure Polly enjoyed, and Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” was among her favorites. She was a fine gardener.
She enjoyed music and embraced its changes over the decades, although she was most definitely not a fan of Elvis Presley, with whom she shared a birthday.
Polly also really loved ice cream. Chocolate ice cream. She would always have it in her freezer where she could take a few bites from the carton when the mood struck her, and the mood struck often.
Every holiday was a reason to celebrate for Polly, and she had a knack for creating wonderful celebrations out of limited resources. In recent years she confessed that of all holidays, Easter is her favorite with its spring colors and tasty marshmallow Peeps.
Work was important for Polly, and she was admired by employers, colleagues and friends while moving businesses forward at GL Enterprises, Smith’s Dough Plant, US Foods and Wright Express (WEX).
Polly left behind an amazing trio of children, of whom she was quite proud. DJ Playle, his wife Elizabeth and children Colton and Ashlynn; Racheal Brewer and partner Jason Bierman with their children Hunter, Fisher, Tylar, Willow, Rowan and Cyler; and Danny Ringle, his wife Aly, and children Peter, Charleigh and Lincoln. All are saddened at their loss, yet quick to share funny stories of her unique love.
Polly was married to Brett Thomas for 23 years and together they raised all their kids, including Brett’s two boys Mitch and Justin.
Polly is also survived by her father, Larry Carr, mother, Ruth M. Happy, and brothers Chris Carr and his wife Lisbeth, Barry Carr and his wife Sharajoy, and Adam Carr and his wife Tami.
Polly and her family would like to offer sincere gratitude to Scott Cowles, who was a long-time friend and confidant, and in recent years, a rock upon which Polly could depend. Scott and Polly were loving and were making plans for their future until Polly had to say goodbye.
She and her family would like to also thank and offer admiration to the wonderful and caring doctors, staff and hospice that cared for her over the past three years.
A celebration of Polly’s life will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT 84403, on Wednesday, May 11th, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Visitors are encouraged to share stories of the joy Polly brought to their lives as we celebrate her.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Weber County Heritage Foundation, who embraced Polly’s quick willingness to volunteer throughout the years.
Despite her disdain for his music and their shared birthday, like Elvis, Polly has left the building.