Carol Peterson Austin

Profile Updated: July 24, 2009
Carol Peterson
Residing In: Orem, UT USA
Occupation: RN
Children: I have seven children. Five are married. One is engaged. And I have a teenager who is 15 years old. More…I have (almost) 16 granchildren. The two oldest are only 7 years old. These are my children; Jenny and Aaron Woffinden, 3 children. Jenny graduated from U of U in Political Science: Dave and Karen Austin, 6 children. Dave graduated from BYU in Business Marketing: Joseph and Deborah Austin, 5 children. Joseph graduated from BYU in Business Marketing; Pam and Brian Beistline, First child due in Sept. Pam is currently attending BYU: Daryl is Engaged: Daniel and Kanessa Austin, 1 child. Dan graduated from UVU with a degree in Digital Media. Amanda is 15 and attending Mountain View High School in Orem.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Hi! I'm excited to see everyone at the reunion. As for an "update" on me, I graduated from BYU in 1974, after getting my R.N. I am presently working at the BYU Student Health Center as the Immunizations Nurse. I was divorced about 5 1/2 years ago, after 30 years of marriage. Not a fun thing, but life is good. I love working at the SHC with such amazing students. I love my co-workers. I love having a job that allows me to be at home as much as possible with my 15 year old daughter, Amanda. She is such a "light" for all of our family. She is the connection between my older children and my grandchildren. She stays active in piano and challenging classes at school and being involved with her friends. Together, we got to visit another special daughter, Pam and her husband, Brian, in Fairbanks, Alaska a few weeks ago. Brian took us "whitewater river rafting,: down the Lowe River near Valdez, AK. We also went lake fishing, four wheeling, motor boating and hiked to a glacier. We had an incredible vacation. We also went for my new granddaughter's, baby blessing in Martin's Cove a few weeks ago. My little granddaughter was named "Elizabeth" after one of the early pioneers, "Elizabeth H. Jackson." I'm presently the Primary President in my ward. We just finished making a "book" of kind acts of service that the children did to honor Pres. Monson for his B-day in August. I love working with the Primary children. The older I get, the more tender I get in my feelings for children. My life's joy is being a Mother and Grandmother. My little grandchildren are sooo amazing. I'm sure you would all agree that being a grandparent is the best! I love taking walks, camping, reading, attending plays and musical productions. I still love singing. (Now it's pretty much, just in the bathroom)! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again!

School Story:

I loved being at Granite High School. My mother, Mildred Peterson, was the Home Economics Teacher there for many years. Sometimes I was embarrassed to have her working the same place where I went to school. Now, I think I was very lucky to have her there. She's great! I loved Pep Club with Nellie and Madrigals with Ralph Rogers. I loved the School Musicals and the initiations in the early hours. I remember being "kidnapped" in our PJs and going out for breakfast and looking pretty funny during the school day. We had so many fun activities. I think that was a very special time.

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