OBITUARY

Carla Jane Sharp

January 8, 1957January 17, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Carla Jane Sharp, 62, of Chehalis, Wash., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born in Lewiston, Idaho, Jan. 8, 1957, to Earl Joseph and Beverly Jeanne (Bowers) Bensching.

Carla later moved to the Lewis County, Wash., area, where she attended Centralia College and earned her associate degree in accounting. She married the love of her life, W. Dane Sharp in Chehalis, April 8, 1995.

Carla enjoyed a long career as an administrative assistant; with the last ten years spent as an eligibility coordinator with the Washington State Health Care Authority. She was also a coach for the Special Olympics, a cause that was dear to her heart.

Carla was a member of the Rainy Daze Quilt Guild in Centralia, Wash., and loved gardening, photography, reading, playing cards with family, and spending time with her daughter, Heidi and many other wonderful people at Special Olympics events.

Carla is lovingly remembered by her husband, W. Dane Sharp; daughter, Heidi Jetton; siblings, Criss Trussell, Jim Bensching, Connie Lim, Carrie Ames, Marc Bensching, Craig (Traci) Bensching, Jon (Amy Anderson) Bensching, Mickel (Ruth) Bensching and Colleen Dalmeny; 21 nieces and nephews; 22 great-nieces and great-nephews; 1 great-great-nephew; 1 great-great-niece; and numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, 1437 S. Gold St., in Centralia, with a reception to follow in the Chapel’s Hospitality Room.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pope’s Kids Place, 230 Washington Way, Centralia, WA 98531.

  • DONATIONS

  • Pope’s Kids Place

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Carla Jane Sharp

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Gail Benschings-Wheeler

February 9, 2019

Carla, you always made me laugh. Eric & I always felt so welcome in your home. I remember the nights we spent there with you, Dane & Heidi playing dominos, making cookies, watching TV. My sister, you will be missed!

Jean Waddell

January 25, 2019

Carla and I coached Special Olympics for many years together. Carla was outstanding!! She was a good friend. Carla you will be missed by all who knew you. Heartfelt sorrow goes to Dane and Heidi.

Patti Nelson

January 24, 2019

Carla was an amazing swim coach to our Lewis County Special Olympians and a wonderful friend. I'm going to miss you. All my love to Dane and Heidi.

SUSAN WILLIAMS

January 24, 2019

I will always remember Carla letting Ryan splash her at swim meets to get him to kick harder and swim faster! She was an awesome coach and a good friend. She will be missed greatly!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY