In Memory

Carla C. Smith (Demke)

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - February 15, 1998

Carla Charlene Smith Demke
Our loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, Carla Demke, age 46, passed away February 13, 1998 in Salt Lake City following a three year battle with cancer. Born August 29, 1951 in Murray, Utah, daughter of Raymond D. and Norma Hulse Smith. Married Ray E. Demke in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; later divorced. Active member of the LDS Church, Mountain View 10th Ward. Carla enjoyed working with troubled women as part of her job with the Third District Court. She loved being a Mom! "A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever." Survived by her children, Erik Brygn Demke and fiancee Shanna, Murray; Jayson John Demke, Shane Ray Demke, Nicole Kolleen Demke, Alicia Corrine Demke, all of West Jordan; father, Ray D. (Ivy) Smith, Bennion; brother, Gary Ray Smith, Salt Lake City; sisters, Karen S. (Ray) Knutson, Orem; Connie R. Walton, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by her infant daughter, Lisa Rachael Demke and her mother, Norma Hulse Smith. Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon at the Mountain View 10th Ward, 8435 South 2700 West. Friends may call Sunday, 5-8 p.m. at McDougal West Jordan Mortuary, 1861 West 7800 South and Monday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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07/02/09 05:24 PM #1    

Deborah (Debi) Dougherty

Carla wa sgentle, honest and a true friend. I remember helping her when she broke her arm and how we would laugh when we would try to wash her hair with plastic bags taped to her arm. They would fill with water and we would try to think of things to tell her Dad when he had to take her to get a new cast.
Carla was a sweet, dear friend who left behind a wonderful memory of friendship

07/24/09 06:17 AM #2    

Margo Kinghorn

I also remember Carla as a kind person. She always had a smile and had a wonderful sense of humor.

08/05/09 05:36 PM #3    

Larry Rose

Carla was my friend and neighbor. She was always kind and gracious and had a spirit about her that brought out the very best. We would sit for hours on her porch and talk. I remember her always watching out for the one that was quiet or shy and un-noticed. I am sure she has found peace, well-deserved.

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