Carla Grace Jenkins Woodland
-- 1930 ~ 2010 --

Carla Woodland, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother left her earthly home on May 30, 2011 in Alpine, Utah where she lived at River Meadows Senior Living Center.

Carla was born December 10, 1930 in Magna, Utah to Vernon and Clara Jenkins. She was a graduate of Idaho Falls High School. On June 21, 1950 she married R. Bert Woodland in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

They spent years living all over the Western U.S. while her husband worked for Shell Oil Co. as a paleontologist. The family settled in Centralia, Washington, upon Bert becoming a professor at Centralia College where they raised their 6 children on their hobby farm on Cooks Hill Road. Carla loved to paint and taught oil painting classes along with working in the Early Childhood Education Dept. at Centralia College. For many years she handled the logistics of numerous educational fieldtrips up to 3 weeks long for Bert as he taught students geology. They also taught and organized many years of Elderhostel (senior learning) fieldtrips throughout the Western US and Hawaii.

Carla was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She dedicated her life to Church service and served in numerous callings including many leadership positions. She loved serving with Bert on an LDS mission to BYU-Hawaii and there developed a love of the islands and the people. She always looked for ways to serve others and there was always a plate at the table or a bed to sleep in for those in need. She taught this to her children by including them as she served others.

Her family was her life and was joyful whenever they were together. A highlight for the whole family was the bi-annual family reunions, often at the beach, and when they were younger week-long fishing trips to Palisades ID.

Her husband preceded her in death by just 10 months and welcomed her "home" on his birthday. She is survived by Cheryle (James) Budgett, Roland Bert Jr. (Wren), Brent (Tricia), Kevin (Naomi), Susan (Jim) Polley, Tami (Garth) LeCheminant, 33 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children. Her notions of family did not stop with blood relations as many others were accepted into her heart and home.

The last 3 years Carla and Bert lived at River Meadows Senior Living Center and felt their love and caring. The family would like to thank the staff there and also the members and leaders of the Paradise Branch for their selfless service during these years.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the River Meadows Senior Living Center 137 East Red Pine Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Additionally graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm in the Ucon Cemetery located at 3960 East 105 North Ucon, Idaho.

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