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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On my way this coming Thursday to see my first and only NFL game in person. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida! I can't believe that the Buccaneers lost to the Browns in overtime yesterday!! Let's hope they do better against the Saints! Go, Bucs!!!!

I'll have to miss the U. of U. championship game in Las Vegas, but I'll definitely follow it on the internet while I'm in Florida. Go, Utes!!!!

Speaking of Las Vegas, a group of my girlfriends and I recently drove on a road trip to Las Vegas to see the Donny Osmond Show at Harrah's. (Yes, yes, I know....snicker,
snicker....Donny Osmond??!!) His show was FABULOUS and we enjoyed every minute of it! We also saw another show called "Love Beatles" which was excellent as well. And no, I didn't gamble. Las Vegas has changed....EVERYTHING is so expensive now...even the buffet prices are outrageous! My friends and I were content to just enjoy
the sights of the big hotel interiors. The Bellagio and the Venitian were our favorites.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Mr. Touchdown!”

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Kristy was such a dear friend to me in high school and at the U, and just recently we have reconnected! She and I get together once each month for lunch and it's great to talk over old times and news as well. I truly value her friendship! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRISTY!!!

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Posted on: May 16, 2022 at 5:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Carol!! You are still beautiful and youthful-looking after all these years!
I hope you’ll have a lot of fun on your special day!!

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I love the post from Linda Hagman Twitchell, and I encourage you to read it if you haven't done so.  Her message is a good one....to share on the website our experiences with other classmates.  I keep in touch with friends through FaceBook, and some of them are from the Class of '65. I'm having lunch with my good friend Kristy (Kristine) Blair Williams; we haven't seen each other for over 50 years!  Randy Daynes lives in my neighborhood and I "talk" to his wife (FaceBook) on a regular basis.  Patty Hollands is also in my neighborhood; she has led an AMAZING life and has adopted children from Russia!  I served in a Care Cented awhile ago where Jody Monson spent time before she died;  Bowen Miles was best man at my wedding; he practices orthodontics in Canada and we correspond through FaceBook. Louise Cannon and I have discussed our encounters with Ted Bundy.  I plan to do more, as Linda suggested, to share about fellow classmates.

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Many comments have been made, but I think that DeAnna Pickett DeBry said it best: 

" there also was a feeling of "deflatedness".  Yes, our glorious balloon of the Class of '65 just had some of the air knocked out of it.  Each loss of a classmate over the years leaves us all feeling emptier, sadder, and closer to earth."

It is a shock to us because we somehow think that people whom we hold dear will forever remain with us.  And they do, in certain ways, and in our memories.

I have survived many potentially lethal health issues, including cancer, yet I remain here without my dear husband to sustain me.  So there is obviously more that I need to do, even if it's just to be a loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother.  I think that Jim perhaps ran faster and accomplished more in this life than the rest of us, and it was time for him to move on to his next opportunity to serve, which I firmly believe that he is doing.  

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Jan 26, 2022 at 1:18 AM

Happy Birthday, Stan!! I have very fond memories of you at East High. I hope you’ll enjoy the best of birthdays ??!!

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Carol receiving ExCel teaching award from Granite School District.
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My husband, Wynn. Deceased in April of 2013.
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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!