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.