Karla Marie Spencer, 48, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, stepmother and friend passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center with her sister, Kala S. Pedersen, by her side.
Karla was born Jan. 20, 1960, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She spent her childhood in the Filer and Jerome area and spent the last 30 years in the Wood River Valley. Karla was a very loving, open-hearted person who could always put a smile on your face. She had many friends who cared for her dearly and a family who loved her with all their hearts. She helped raise many stepchildren and loved them as her own. She left many great memories with her two nieces, Sarah and Kandis Pedersen, and all her nieces' children.
Karla enjoyed playing women's softball, was an excellent gardener and spent most of her time outdoors, usually at Magic Reservoir, with friends and family.
Karla is preceded in death by her father, Emmet H. Spencer. She is survived by her mother, Annette Rutherford; sister Kala S. Pedersen; nieces Sarah B. Pedersen, Kandis M. Pedersen and Analicia "Josie" Koeplin and their children; as well as all her stepchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Hop Porter Park at 209 W. Bullion St. in Hailey. Let us share a meal together in memory of our dear Karla. Please bring a side dish as well as memories and stories to share with everyone. For information or questions, please call Kala at (208) 721-2224.