Carolyn Cottam Stevenson also known as Carolyn Dodd\n\nFamily. Carolyn was born December 16, 1935, in Washington, D.C. to Clarence and Margery Cottam. She was the youngest of four girls, Glenna Sanderson, Margery Osborn, and Jo Day. In 1955 Carolyn married Harold Dwayne Stevenson of Mountain Home, Utah in the Swiss Temple. Living with Dwayne was an adventure that took them all over the world, from China to the Caribbean. Fortunes were won and lost. She rode the roller-coaster with him with joy and weathered the storms of life with resilience, faith and hope. Carolyn had eight children, Sherree Sheide, Scott Stevenson, Deone Stevenson (died shortly after birth), Tom Stevenson, Margery Jorgensen, Brad Stevenson, Patrick Stevenson, and David Stevenson. Dwayne and Carolyn raised their children in McLean, Virginia. After Dwayne Stevenson died in 1999 Carolyn married Tommy Dodd, who later passed away in 2015. \n\nEducation. Carolyn graduated in 1953 from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1957 with a degree in education and minor in music. \n\nInterests. She was warm, fun, energetic, joyful, and curious. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She had a great sense of humor. She loved nature, animals, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking. She was an avid birder, and taught her children to recognize birds, plants, and animals. Perhaps her favorite memories were spent in the Virgin Islands, on a sailboat with her family. \n\nCarolyn loved music. She was principal cellist of the BYU Symphony and other orchestras, played in many string quartets, sang with the Washington D.C. Mormon Choir, and played in bell choirs. She loved to perform in orchestras for musicals and classical concerts, including Handel’s Messiah. She performed at the White House and in many other venues.\n\nCarolyn exhibited love and charity to others. She and Dwayne opened their home to many strangers, sometimes for a period of years. \n\nChurch Service. Carolyn was a woman of faith and action. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She was one of those rare individuals who was kind to everyone and lived the Christian ideal. She served in many positions within the church including relief society president, primary president, and a leader over music and young women organizations. She directed plays and musicals (road shows) and girls camps. Carolyn and Dwayne presided over the South African Durban Mission and Altamont Utah Stake. They loved the people they served. They fell in love with their missionaries and saw them as an extension of their family. \n\nDescendants. Carolyn was proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Glenna Sanderson, her husband Dwayne Stevenson, and her daughter Deone. She is survived by her sisters Margery Osborn and Jo Day, her seven children, her twenty-five (25) grandchildren, and forty (40) great-grandchildren.\n\nCarolyn's memorial service will be Monday, February 13, 2023, at 6 PM at Nelson Family Mortuary, located at 4780 N University Ave, in Provo, Utah. Family and friends can visit at 5 PM prior to the service.