February 4, 1938 - March 25, 2014
Carole Jean Testa, aged 76, of Taylorsville Utah, passed away in her home on the evening of March 25, 2014 from a long, hard battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Amsterdam, New York on February 4, 1938 to Zelma L. Berlin and Francis J. Rice, Sr. Carole graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School (the famous high school of Kirk Douglas) in 1955 where she was in the Sorority of Phi Alpha Lambda and sang in the Girls’ Chorus. She married Thomas Testa on February 17, 1957, then later moved to California where she had three children. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she lived until her passing. Carole worked as a Data Processor for Douglas Aircraft in California and other companies in Salt Lake City, then finally as a Service Records Clerk and Accounts Receivable Specialist for Intermountain Health Care until she finally retired in 2002. She always enjoyed meeting new people and having lots of friends, going to the French Quarter in New Orleans and listening to Dixieland jazz music, going to Lake Powell with Jim Evans (her supervisor at Intermountain Heath Care) and his family, shopping in thrift stores (or “Junquing” as she always used to call it), listening to classical and new age music, and in her younger years she was in a bowling league and had several trophies. Carole is survived by her son David Peter “Pete” Testa and his daughter Corrine; her daughter Lisa Carole Jones and her son-in-law Jerry Jones; her granddaughters Brianna Marie Burris and her husband Lance Burris, Heather Jones and Amanda Jones; and her other daughter Jenee Suzette Testa who also worked at Intermountain Health Care with her for a number of years. She is also survived by her brother’s daughter Kathleen Rice Scofield and her family. Carole was preceded in death by her mother Zelma L. Berlin, her father Francis J. Rice, Sr., her husband Thomas Rice, and her long lost brother Francis “Peter” Rice, Jr., who she finally located and reunited with. No service is to be held at this time, and may be announced at a later date. Thank you.
Carole Jean Testa, aged 76, of Taylorsville Utah, passed away in her home on the evening of March 25, 2014 from a long, hard battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Amsterdam, New York on February 4, 1938 to Zelma L. Berlin and... View Obituary & Service Information
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