April 8, 1950 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 73)

Carolyn was the third of four children born to Wilson and Ruth Prall on April 8, 1950, in Inglewood, California. She lived in California until the age of 9, at which time her family moved to Brigham City, Utah. She attended Bunderson Elementary School, Box Elder Junior High School and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1968. She then went on to graduate from the Hollywood Beauty School in 1969. After High School, Carolyn would attend dances at Hill Air Force Base with friends and that is where she met Paul. Carolyn married Paul Robert Dodson on April 23, 1971. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple.

Carolyn found that she wasn’t too fond of having her hands wet all day working in a salon and decided to work for the school district. Carolyn loved working for the Box Elder School District where she made many lifelong friends. She worked up until she had Eric and became a full-time stay at home super mom. Two years later their second son Aaron was born, and their family was complete. Carolyn was all-in regarding raising her two sons. She attended all their sporting events, most of the time keeping meticulous stats. Carolyn was the type of mom that her boys would tell their successes and failures to, and either way she was a great listener. She was her son’s biggest cheerleader. She was always working on a project with them whether it be pinewood derby cars, school projects, or their next Halloween costumes.

Carolyn loved to sew, quilt, cross stitch, crochet, knit, paint, work with wood, and any crafty thing she could think of. Carolyn’s favorite part of creating was giving her creations away to friends and family. She was always working on a project for someone. Carolyn was surrounded by friends and neighbors whether it was playing tennis, birthday groups, lunch groups, or her most recent a card playing group. She loved being the Water Master for the neighborhood and found it a great way to know her neighbors.

Carolyn was a grandma to 7 lucky grandchildren who called her “Jama”. She found time to cut, color, or perm their hair into the latest styles. Sometimes this also included their cousins and friends. Her legendary Halloween costumes continued with awesome costumes from Chewbacca to ninjas to princesses. Carolyn was the type of grandma that met her grandchildren at their level whether it was baking, painting projects, jumping on the trampoline, building in the sandbox, or playing barbies. Jama was her grandkid’s go-to to fix anything. Carolyn was also an amazing aunt. She dearly loved her nieces and nephews and loved staying connected, always eager to hear about their life’s adventures.

Carolyn served in many positions as a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was currently serving in the Relief Society Presidency. She shared her time and talents in every calling she had. She got her love of family history from her mother and spent hours of time connecting with extended family and piecing together the family history. One of her favorite things was to comb and style hair for some of the ladies in the neighborhood. These ladies became lifelong friends, and they were grateful for the service she provided up until their passing.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Kenneth and Duane Prall.

She is survived by her husband Paul, her children Eric (Michelle Parrish) of North Logan, and Aaron (Tammy Buchholzer) of Riverton. Paul and Carolyn had 7 grandchildren, Abbey (Peyton Allen), Gage, Cole, Taggart, Finn by Eric and Van and Ava by Aaron. She is also survived by her brother Lester (Judy) Prall of Layton.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the Brigham City ER hospital staff who worked diligently to save Carolyn’s life after her heart attack but were unable to do so.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary. A viewing will take place Friday, March 22, 2024, at Myers Mortuary located at 205 South 100 East, Brigham City Utah, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Funeral Services will take place Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary. 

A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Interment will take place in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Services will be live streamed by visiting https://MyersMortuary.livecontrol.tv/0adafc87.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Myers Mortuary.

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