Carole Joan Elam, age 81, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2016 in Richfield, Utah of natural causes. She was born January 6, 1935 to Edward Thomas Ochwat and Corinne Elizabeth Ochwat (Butz) in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Chicago. Carole was a high school graduate and attended one year of college. She moved to Southern California in the 1960’s. Carole lived in West Covina, CA for many years along with her mother Corinne. They were very involved with the West Covina Senior Center and attended the Elks Club Bingo for years. Carole missed her friends when she moved to Utah eight years ago. She opened a toy store, as she loved toys. Carole enjoyed playing Bingo and playing cards up until her passing. She is survived by her children Debbie Holmes (Aaron) of Enoch, UT; Andy (Kathy) of Arizona; and Eric of Las Vegas, NV; her sister Judy Hendericks (Duane) of Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Corinne Ochwat, her husband Wilbur Elam, husband Chuck Meyers, brother Tom Ochwat and baby boy Timothy Hugh (died a few hours after birth). Burial will be in the Enoch Cemetery Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are being handled by Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.