Margaret Carol Sullivan

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Margaret Carol Sullivan, 64, passed away on July 15, 2015, in Dixie Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Carol was born in Henderson, Nevada, on June 3, 1951, to Cecil and Margaret (Craig) Empey. She had two siblings: Ronald Empey and Sharon Carter (Dean). She graduated from Basic High School in Henderson, Dixie College in St. George and Southern Utah University in Cedar City. She taught at Tooele High School in the mid-1990s, and was a biology lab instructor at Dixie until poor health forced her retirement.

Growing up, Carol and her siblings spent summers with their maternal grandparents and cousins at Craig Ranch near Mt. Trumbull on the Arizona Strip, where Carol’s love of animals, particularly horses, was nurtured.  As well as an avid horsewoman, Carol was an artist and skilled embroiderer.  She enjoyed sharing her talents, knowledge and horses with her 6 grandchildren: Nathan, Lydia, Evy, Bonnie, Ana and J.J.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Cecil Empey of St. George and grandparents, Hiram and Mary Empey of Magna and Albert and Mary Craig of St. George and Mt. Trumbull.

Carol is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Lee Sullivan; their son Johnny (Crystal); six grandchildren; her siblings; her aunts, Joyce Larson Empey of Magna, Glenna Grant Empey of Tooele and Jean Craig Luttrell (Ben) of Boulder City, Nevada, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services

  • Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life Saturday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at Desert Ridge Baptist Church, 1088 East Tabernacle Street, St. George.

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