Ray and Aleen Facer were thrilled to welcome their first of 9 children, Carol Facer Davis into their family on July 15th, 1929.Mom talks fondly of her precious childhood memories living in Smithfield canyon with her parents and her siblings, Coy, Rae, Mae, Ted, Richard, Lloyd, Lynn, and Sheri. Moms’ love for all of them has been constant, and her bond with her siblings has remained loving and strong throughout their lives; they are still her best friends. This example has meant a lot to her children.
Mom loved her years at North Cache High School and was active in the musicals and plays there and made some close friends, which she still sees at her class reunions every year. That musical ability and her soprano voice blessed her children’s lives and many who called upon her to sing at Church or special occasions and funerals as a soloist or in trios.
Carol met Glade W. Davis of Providence, Utah before he left to serve on the USS Bennington in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon Glades arrival home, he soon met up with his sweetheart, as she was working at Winget’s ice cream shop. Carol Played hard-to-get, but after a bit of convincing her that he was the man for her, they were Married in the Logan Utah Temple, on June 12th, 1947. Making Providence their life home, they have enjoyed 72 years together. They built a business and a family together and were fortunate to travel the world. Glade and Carol have been blessed with 5 children, Robert (Leslie), Pam (Greg Thompson), Charlie (Mary), Bret (Tina), Kareen (Terry Bradley).
Mom’s service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shown her family the love she has and testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ, and the truth of his gospel plan. She has served in the Primary, in music, Ward and Stake Young Women’s, Relief Society President and counselor, and devoted visiting Teacher. Her senior Missionary experience with Dad to the Missouri Independence Mission was a joy, and later serving as young single adult representatives for 3 years brought them many cherished friendships with young and old.
Mom served in civic clubs, and on bi-centennial committees, and sang with the Town Singers and the Jay Welch Chorale. Mom is a wonderful cook and for years enjoyed hosting special luncheons for the single women and widows in her area several times a year. Those cooking talents along with many others, lead her to earning the title of Mrs. Cache Valley which was a great experience for mom.
That all being said, Mom and Grandma’s greatest Treasures are her Family and they all remember the many hours of service to them and hosting family swim parties, holidays, conference trips, shopping excursions, birthday cards to everyone; the list goes on and on, always there for them all. She along with Dad are the Grandparents of 25 Grandchildren, 63 great- grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and counting!
A life-long close friend now passed, Marion Demler wrote this of mom, “Carol has faced illnesses, criticisms, etc. which only served her the opportunity to put into play her understanding and compassion for life and its trials. Carol has a well-rounded life of loving family, many friends who enjoy her because she has a good sense of humor, a forgiving spirit, compassion for her fellow beings, willingness to serve and a loving heart. She is a choice person to know.”
In early June, at our Families annual Family Reunion hosted by Mom and Dad/Grandma and Grandpa in beautiful Bear Lake Utah at harbor village, her Children and Grandchildren gave her a surprise birthday celebration as they enjoyed 3 days together. This event has become a family favorite and was attended by 95.
To continue this milestone birthday celebration of 90 years for Mom on Saturday, July 13th, there will be a dinner held in her honor, with her siblings and spouses, and her children and spouses.
We are so blessed to have a Mom and Grandma who, at 90 years old, is still active and engaged in life, and still has her SPARKLE ON! She is still loving, and being an example of living each day to the fullest. Happy Birthday Mom, Grandma and Wife. We Love you!