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Obituary: Carla Jean Birdsley

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Carla Jean Birdsley

Carla Jean Birdsley: 1965 – 2023

Carla Jean Birdsley, 58, of Carson, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family August 27, 2023.

Carla was a fun loving, caring, and deeply loving woman who had an outstanding passion for spoiling her grandchildren. She cherished each and everyone of them in their own unique way and could make friends with almost everyone she met.

Carla is survived by her children: Dewayne Birdsley(Teresa Halbert), Katherine Smith, Heather Hitt and Erica Birdsley. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Lily Hodge, Audra Gearhart, Madelynn Hitt, Parker Nelson, Rustyn Stauduhar, Brekan Armstrong, Mason Balls, Jason Chambers, Zoey Schlaht and many other children whom she claimed as her own grandchildren. Carla is also survived by her sisters: Beverly Schaefer (Rod Schaefer), Diana Hanson(Paul Hanson), and sister by heart, Irene Wede(Ron); brothers: Kenneth Birdsley and Dale, as well as her partner Everett Reichart; along with his children and grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces: Barbara, Starla, Betty, Tracy, Courtney, Jennifer and Melissa, as well as nephews: Mike, Bill, Kenneth JR and Joshua.

She was preceded in death by her mother Norma Cook; father Kenneth Birdsley; her late boyfriend Kreig Balls; her grandson Theodore Sather; and brother David Cantrell.

Carla’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. She always looked for ways to put smiles on their faces even when she couldn’t be with them. She will be sorely missed by many friends and family members. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please join us in remembering and honoring Carla Jean Birdsley, a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and partner.