Carol Hall Bartholomew

Profile Updated: October 14, 2020
Residing In Salt Lake City, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Wynn Bartholomew (deceased)
Occupation Elementary school teacher (retired)
Children Daniel, born 1977; married with 3 children; accountant for Amazon; lives near Seattle, WA. Served on More…a full-time church mission in Brazil.

Jason, born 1979; married with 4 children; administrator at IHC Hospitals; lives in Highland, UT. Served on a full-time church mission in Argentina.

Spencer, born 1980; college math teacher at Salt Lake Community College; lives in Orem, UT. Served as a teacher's assistant in the University of Utah Math Department.

Timothy, born 1982; married with 4 children; accountant for T-Mobile; lives near Seattle, WA. Served on a full-time church mission in Rochester and Palmyra, New York.

Jonathan, born 1984; married with 2 children; civil engineer; lives in Sandy, UT. Served on a full-time church mission in Venezuela.

Darren, born 1986; married with 2 children; registered nurse at U. of Utah Medical Center; lives in Sandy, UT. Served on a full-time church mission in the Dominican Republic.
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I graduated from the University of Utah ("Go Utes!!") with a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Education. I have taught school in Utah, California, and Texas, and recently retired after 27 years of teaching.

My husband Wynn passed away 7 years ago (2013) of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) which is an incurable disease of the brain. It required years of tests to finally diagnose, since PSP is a rare disease; it is similar to Parkinson's Disease. Since I became a widow my sons have been wonderful to help me with tasks at home and in my yard, for which I am very grateful.

After Wynn's death and my retirement from teaching I searched for ways to be productive and dispel loneliness. I served on an Inner City Service Mission, and currently serve as a volunteer in The Ridge Care Center for the elderly. I also joined the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and serve as an officer. My love of cooking continues, and I teach cooking classes in my neighborhood upon request.

My husband Wynn and I were active in Scouting leadership for many years, and were both trainers at Philmont Scout Training Center in New Mexico. Our entire family has attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort AP Hill, Virginia. I served as the Area 2 Vice President over Cub Scouting, which included Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming. Being the parents of 6 sons, it was inevitable that we would be involved in Scouting. Wynn and all 6 of our sons are Eagle Scouts; Wynn and I have both received the Silver Beaver Award, and I have also received the Silver Antelope Award.

My favorite hobbies are gardening, cooking, entering cooking contests, and entertaining guests in my home. I have represented Utah in national cooking competitions, which presented wonderful opportunities to travel and meet new people.

My "second home" is Hawaii, where I lived during each summer as a single school teacher; I have also traveled throughout Europe, and parts of Canada and Mexico. I have recently done some traveling with other retired school teachers: a bus tour of the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Custer State Park, etc. I've also traveled to Italy for a tour of famous sites as well as attending the Rome Italy Temple, which was a wonderful experience! I have never been on a cruise, so that's still on my Bucket List.

My questionable "claim to fame" is that I was friends with serial killer Ted Bundy, a camp counselor (Brighton MIA Camp) to Rosanne Barr, and being "Bacheolette #2" on TV's "The Dating Game" back in the 70's.

My plans for the future are to enjoy my grandchildren (15 and counting....) Growing older brings new physical challenges, it's true, but it also brings great blessings. I now have the time to write my personal history for my posterity, type a collection of favorite recipes (requested by my sons,) and find names on my family tree for doing temple ordinances. Having survived cancer and two open-heart surgeries, I'm grateful to enjoy the blessings of life itself.

School Story

My favorite memories of school activities involved marching with the Pep Club, performing in Dance Concerts, and most of all, finding the joy of choral music in the ACapella Choir and Madrigals. Lorraine Bowman taught us so much! My friendship with the people in Madrigals has always been so very dear to me; our 40th year reunion was priceless.

My favorite memorable moment was during my junior year at EHS when, for the first time in 50 years, our school took State in basketball!! I still remember that we cheered for about 20 minutes straight at the end of the game. My brother Craig made a big banner out of a white sheet with red paint, and waved that banner all throughout the game. We had a big celebration in the EHS gym afterwards, with the State trophy under a spotlight in the middle of the gym floor. What a great moment!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG!!!

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Shannon---Welcome to our school website! I can tell from your profile that you are an excellent teacher and I applaud your accomplishments! Our society needs more people like you!!

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Posted on: Mar 31, 2020 at 11:51 AM

Basketball Coach Dick Milne died recently. His granddaughter, Jenni Milne, asked that we post memories of him on Facebook. This is what I posted:

"Dick Milne was the coach of the 1964 East High basketball team when our school won its VERY FIRST State Championship in basketball! East High was 50 years old at the time, had won many state championships in other sports, but never in basketball, so it was a HUGE victory!! I was in the Pep Club that year, and the game was played at the old field house at the University of Utah. I remember that we all stayed at the end of the game and cheered for about 20 minutes straight!! My brother Craig made a huge red & white flag out of an old sheet and some red paint to wave at the game. In the 1964 yearbook there was a full-page color picture of the basketball team holding up Coach Milne with a basketball. In the Deseret News sports section there was a full-page article entitled "Sun Rises In the East!"

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Jill----HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love to remember how you and I used to dance around and sing along to the soundtrack of "West Side Story." During the the song "Officer Krupke" we wondered what a "social disease" was referred to by Riff. We were SO YOUNG!!

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Posted on: Dec 02, 2019 at 11:55 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karen! You and I surely know what it's like to have a birthday amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! But I hope that you'll take time to truly enjoy your special day! Perhaps sometime I'll see you at The Ridge when you and Patty visit Jodee. I'm especially glad that Jodee has special friends like you and Patty to visit her! Love, Carol (Hall) Bartholomew

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Posted on: Oct 14, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Recently I returned from a tour of Italy, and I discovered that one of the ladies in our tour group was a friend of mine at Bryant Junior High School!! (Small world!!) Her name is CYNTHIA BENSON LOVELL. She asked me to give a big HELLO to some friends of hers from way back then: DAVID GOATES (who used to deliver her newspaper,) JEAN SPERRY, ANN COOMBS, SUSAN EVANS, STEVEN TOPHAM, BEVERLY BIGLER, JANICE DARLEY, GREG PACK, BETTY GOUT, and CAROLYN DARIUS. I am sending her a photocopy of our "yearbook" (booklet) which I still have! It's so fun to reconnect with friends from our past!

Sep 11, 2019 at 3:03 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my high school & college buddy! I haven't seen you in such a long time! Please contact me---I'd love to get together with you! Love, Carol

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Steve!!! From Carol-ish.

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Posted on: Aug 28, 2019 at 11:17 PM

I just discovered that one of our classmates, Jody Monsen Kennedy, is a resident at a Senior Care Center where I serve weekly as a volunteer. She is in the Memory Care Unit. The volunteers who serve with me and who have met Jody have commented that she is "a sweet, cheerful, adorable woman," which is exactly the way I remember her at East High back in '65. Friends and family visit her often, which is gratifying to know.
I will be visiting Jody soon, even though I'm pretty sure she will not remember me. We didn't know each other well at East High, other than to say "Hi" in the halls between classes.

Every day of our lives is a gift! We each do our best to make the most of our time here in mortality. Even now, Jody is a source of joy and happiness to many. We can each learn from her example.

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Posted on: Aug 07, 2019 at 11:50 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marty!! I'll never forget the Deseret News headline with you in the picture: "SUN RISES IN THE EAST!!" Great memory!! 1964 and 1965 were amazing years for our school in sports!

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Carol receiving ExCel teaching award from Granite School District.
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Our "Men In Black"
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My husband, Wynn. Deceased in April of 2013.
Posted: Mar 07, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Carol with serial killer Ted Bundy at a party, 1975.
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Four of my six sons on the way home from Scout camp. We didn't make it in time to a gas station!
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Carol with her brother Craig during chemotherapy. At least her hair will eventually grow back!