Due to the pandemic a private service was held.
In lieu of flowers the family has suggested to the Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholarship Fund, 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312 or the Wisconsin Humane Society of Racine 8900 16th St. Sturtevant, WI 53177.
Carla L. Smith, 77, passed away at Froedtert Hospital-Wauwatosa on Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born in Kenosha on February 21, 1944, the daughter of the late Lester J. and Lucille M. (nee: Wyman) Wells.
Carla graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School and later, Carthage College. On August 12, 1967, in Grace Church, Kenosha, she was united to Duane D. Smith. Carla had been employed by the Racine Unified School District, where she taught music and voice.
Carla was a member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Wisconsin and Racine Retired Educators, the International Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Our Harmony Club Inc. and the International Society of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Carla enjoyed singing, playing the piano, traveling, camping, dog sitting, playing Mahjong and was an avid Packer Fan!
Surviving are her beloved husband, Duane; nieces and nephews, James (Debra) Wells, of Kenosha, Julia Wells, of Union Grove, Susan Wells, Barbara (Mark) Grandusky, all of Palmyra, PA, and Debbie (Ken) Morita, of Kailua, Hawaii; great nieces and nephews, Ashley, Alexandra, Penelope, Benjamin, Keo and Emma; two sisters-in-law, Diana Wells, of Palmyra, PA, and Dawn Wells, of Union Grove. In addition to her parents, Carla was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester W. Wells and Rodger C. Wells.