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Susan Carole Attanasio

November 20, 1952 — January 2, 2024

Chubbuck

Susan Carole Attanasio

Carole Anderson Attanasio, resident of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed through the veil from this earthly life on January 2, 2024, at the age of 71. She died from sudden complications of cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah after she was diagnosed October 2023.

Carole was well-known for her herbal remedies, gardening prowess, fresh eggs, and her talent with paint brush and sewing machine. She had a close relationship with the Holy Spirit and dedicated much time to Family History, Temple work, and caring for the needs of neighbors. If she found out you were sick, she would show up at your doorstep with home-made chicken noodle soup in a repurposed sour cream container and some natural remedies that were guaranteed to ease your suffering.

Her life began November 20, 1952, to parents Jack Ware and Iona Anderson who named her Susan Carole. She was the seventh of twelve children. Early on, she learned the rigors of hard work, frugal living, and self-sufficiency. She endured many hardships, including the death of her mother when she was 10 years old. She lived with older sister, Patty, until the age of 18, when she attended BYU. While there, she married Terry Lee Asay. They had seven children including a set of twins. Tragedy struck again when she lost her third child, Krissy, to cerebral meningitis, who was only two years old. Carole divorced in the early 90’s and lived in many places including New York, Utah, Oregon, California, Montana, and Idaho. She worked in many professions while being a single mother. Together with her son Todd, she completed her Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy in the year 2002 from Provo College.

Hard as life was, she always maintained her faith, striving to teach her children. She sent three of them on missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served one herself, as a Senior Service Missionary. For that mission and well-after, she dedicated hours and hours to family history work.

As her children grew and had families of their own, she stayed nearby, until, in 2008 she met and married, T. John Attanasio, the final love of her life. With him, they established their “homestead in the city”, finding joy in raising bees, rabbits or chickens and enjoying the abundance of fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers in their garden. Carole will live on through her artwork, articles of clothing she made for others, and most of all, the feeling of love in the hearts of those she served.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her daughter, Krissy. Her legacy lives on in her surviving family: siblings Gene, Ruth, Patricia, Jack, Richard, Jesse, David, Mary, Paul, and Joseph; children Adam, Jared, Todd, Brianna, Candice Diane, and Caitlin; 15 grandchildren; and a handful of great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her frugal and practical nature, she chose to be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2-4 PM, in the Cultural Hall of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saint building (4775 Hawthorne Rd, Chubbuck, Idaho 83202). The service will begin with a song and prayer and reading of her life-sketch. It will then be opened to informal conversation, eating, and anyone who wishes to share any memories at the microphone. The family would love to have your written stories and tributes or photos which can be given at the service and will be gathered into a final memory book. The service will close with a bagpipe number and prayer. Photos and memories can also be posted on her memorial page hosted by Manning-Wheatly Funeral Home or to one of Carole’s children or husband.

God be with you ‘til we meet again, Mom.

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Memorial Service for Carole Attanasio

Saturday, January 13, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

LDS Chapel Chubbuck and Hawthorne

4775 Hawthorne Road, Pocatello, ID 83202

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