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Carol Siranoosh Menasian February 6, 1949 - November 17, 2023

Carol Siranoosh Menasian, AKA: Sirana, passed away at the age of 74 on November 17th, 2023 in Salem, UT holding hands with those she loved. She was born on February 6th, 1949 in Syracuse, NY.  She was preceded in death by both of her beloved parents Haig Menasian and Margaret Menasian-Mooney; as well as the love of her life, Michael Wiley. Carol and Michael married on June 16th, 1989. Prior she was married to Beal Harmon when she was known as CarMen Harmon. Carol’s legacy continues on through two brothers, Bob and Jim; two daughters, Jess and Adra; and Jess’s children Kade, Seda, and Zane. She loved her step children Shannon, Shane, Cyndie, Stacie, David, Brandon, and all the grandchildren very deeply.  Everyone who knew her loved her.

Carol attended Liverpool High school and went on to Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College.  She loved the arts, theater, and dance, and was a member of the band Heavy Agnus Plibb and the Steamrollers. She continued dancing later in life with her daughters in troupe Little Armenia, and Desert Goddess Dance Company. Her advanced studies in dance led to multiple travel opportunities including a visit to Morocco. She loved her job at Provo City Utilities from which she retired in October 2009 after 21 years of service.

Her contribution to the lives of many included being Moderator at the United Church of Christ in Provo for many years, and volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. She was very proud of her Armenian heritage and shared her culture with everyone.

Carol loved nature and animals. She cherished her time in her tiny home on the side of a mountain she and Mike called Midge and Fidge Ridge. She loved gardening and spoiling her kitties.

Carol made a profound impression on everyone she met along her life’s journey. When she talked to you she was present and made you feel like the most important person in the world at that moment. She crafted true happy magic. Her sharp wit and marvelous storytelling captured us all. Her one true wish was for all humans to be kind to one another.

You can help her kindness, loyalty, and compassion continue by making a donation or volunteering your time at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Donate online by visiting https://bestfriends.org/donate/memory, by calling 435-919-3835 option 1, or by mailing your donation to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab UT, 84741-5000, Attn: Juli Staley.

Her daughters will be hosting a Celebration of Carol’s life on December 10th and all friends and family are welcome. For details and to RSVP please email: Siranooshcol@gmail.com

 

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 10, 2023

For details and to RSVP please email: Siranooshcol@gmail.com

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    Kathleen B. DeLapp says

    Bob, Jim, Jessica, Adra and the entire family, My heart is broken for the loss of my dear sweet friend (sister), Carol. I send you all my love and condolences. She will always be in my heart. It was heartwarming to watch the video. Had to watch it 5 times. May all these wonderful memories sustain you, now, during this difficult time. Until we meet, again, dear Carol. I’ll always love you. Be at peace. Love, Kathy (Benjamin) and Howard DeLapp.

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    Anna Menasian says

    In loving memory to a dear sister in law. We will love and miss you always.

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    Shannon Gilson says

    Mike and Carol lived next door to us in Orem. I loved them both so much. We had many adventures with that escape artist Myrtle the turtle. She was so much fun and I have thought of them often RIP my wonderful friend and my heart felt condolences to her children

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