Beck Smal­ley

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Carla Delores Smal­ley, 85, of Char­lotte, NC, passed away on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 18, 2018. She was born on May 9, 1933 in Bray­ton, Iowa to the late Chris R. Beck and Anna Mum­gaard Beck. As the youngest of 10 chil­dren she had a spe­cial place in her heart for her old­est sis­ter Eva who was an an­gel in her life. She is pre­ceded in death by Eva and her 8 other sib­lings.

She was the lov­ing mother of Pamela (Garry) Weiner, Tammy (Denny) Kle­ber, cher­ished grand­mother of Shay­nah (Michael)Jer­rell, Jared (Marissa) Kle­ber, Zachary Weiner, Joshua Weiner and Kevin Schultz, and the dear­est great grand­mother of Ai­den and Layla Jer­rell and Wylie, Luca and Marlo Kle­ber, She is pre­ceded in death by her first hus­band Os­car Be­drosian and her sec­ond hus­band Charles Smal­ley . She is also sur­vived by many cher­ished nieces and neph­ews.

Carla was a stun­ning woman with her blond hair and blue eyes. She was a ta­lented singer and loved play­ing the pi­ano with her girls har­mo­niz­ing all the songs of the 50’s. While her chil­dren were grow­ing up, Carla worked as an ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary for the Deer­field Parks Dis­trict when a work­ing mom was not the norm. Work­ing in this ca­pac­ity long be­fore ‘”spell check,” it was Carla who cor­rected gram­mar and spell­ing for her hus­band’s doc­toral the­sis. Of course it was her Dan­ish roots that lead to never fin­ish­ing a meal with­out a great dessert! Beau­ti­ful, gen­er­ous, strong, kind and di­rect would best de­scribe her. She was com­forted by her strong faith that gave her the con­fi­dence to know she was go­ing on to a bet­ter place where she would see her Sav­ior face to face.

She will be missed by her fam­ily who loved her so dearly. A pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of her life will be held at a later date.

Carolina Cre­ma­tion of Char­lotte and Sal­is­bury is as­sist­ing the Smal­ley fam­ily. On­line con­do­lences­may be made at www. car­oli­nacre­ma­tion. com.

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