Carol Jean Deaton Finlayson, born December 27,1933, died Thursday, April 28, 2016. Raised in Pocatello, Idaho, she was a creative soul with a passion for art, learning, music and writing. She attended Stanford University, and raised two daughters with her husband Birdwell Finlayson, MD, PHD. Mrs. Finlayson lived most of her life in Gainesville, Florida, where she was affiliated with the Gainesville Women\’s Club, Gainesville Golf and Country Club, and The University of Florida. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served throughout her life as a leader and a teacher. She had a love of yorkies, a generous heart, and was never short on spunk. She is survived by her mother, sister, daughters Deborah Ann Weathers and Jon Camille Alexander,son-in-law Edward B. Alexander, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 10600 SW 24th Avenue Gainesville, FL. 32607. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho.