Giancarla “Carla” Scrip finally let go of her mortal body and flew to the heavens April 11, 2020, surrounded by her loving and amazing husband John, daughter Camille and son Michael. Carla was the second born daughter to Attillio and Camilla Sansoni, in Milan, Italy on August 19, 1926. She and Wanda would recount stories of living through WWII and seeing Mussolini and his mistress hanging in the local square.
In 1952 Carla came to Salt Lake City, to visit her sister who was a war bride. Here she met John Scrip, a young soldier stationed at Fort Douglas, UT. These two married after only 2 weeks of dating on September 1, 1952. She did not speak English nor did John speak Italian. When they went to Elko, NV to get married John turned to Carla and said “by the way honey, what’s your name?” They weremarried for 67 years, the last 5 years John lovingly and patiently took great care of her.
Before adopting their two children, Carla worked for Walker Bank as a bookkeeper.
She was a stay at home to her children until they were in high school. Carla then returned to part time work as a teller at Valley Bank, which is now Chase. She wanted everyone to know she balanced her till each day “to the penny”.
She was a hard worker and it showed in her home and yard. Her flowers were always the talk of the neighborhood and her dirt looked like chocolate crumb cake. She would get on her kids for walking on the front lawn and leaving footprints. Her house was always spotless, clothes washed, put away and dinner on the table at 5:30 pm every night. Carla learned how to knit when she was growing up in Italy. She made the most beautiful, afghans, sweaters and baby outfits, many times knitting as she walked around the block talking with her neighbors.
Travel was a passion for both Carla and John. They traveled many times to Wendover and Las Vegas with their neighbors and friends Virgil and Marge Nichols. Travel by bus was one of their favorite times, meeting new people and seeing both coasts of the US and Canada. They were able to travel back to Italy a couple of times spending time with family and friends in the Milan and Lake Como area. As a family they took only two vacations creating many memories even to this day.
Carla is survived by her husband John, daughter Camille (Dannee), son Mike, grandchildren Joshua and Sierra and her nephew Gary Badger. Preceded in death by her parents, Attilio, Camilla and sister Wanda and brother-in-law Hobart.
Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a private graveside service on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Mt Calvary Cemetery. A gathering to remember Carla will be held at a later date. Instead of flowers, plant some in your garden and think of Carla when you see them. Many thanks to the staff at the Wellington Assisted Living and Signature Hospice, for all their loving care.