Carla Ann Litle, 77, of Bozeman passed away July 18, 2007, after a courageous 15-year battle with cancer. Carla was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Bozeman, the daughter of Fred and Mary Kundert.
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Carla, as a third-generation Montanan, was raised on the family farm in South Cottonwood. She was active in 4-H and raised prize-winning steers. She was awarded a trip to Chicago for her 4-H achievements.
She and her brother, Elwin, would ride their horses to Cottonwood School. In the snowy, cold winter months, their mother, Mary, would homeschool them. Mary was a certified teacher and later superintendent of Gallatin County schools. Carla later graduated from Gallatin County High School. This was a difficult time with the premature death of her father, and Carla helped on the family farm.
Carla enjoyed going to schoolhouse dances. She met Joe Litle at a dance and they were married on Oct. 7, 1951, at Bozeman Methodist Church. Together they raised four children. She was a wonderful and loving mother and wife, dedicating her life to her family. She loved and adored her nine grandchildren. She enjoyed trips to visit grandchildren and attended many of their activities.
She was a long-time member and past president of the Wilson Bear Creek Extension Club. Joe and Carla enjoyed square dancing with the Do-Ci-Do Square Dance Club, and they went on several cruises.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Elwin Kundert.
Carla is survived by her husband, Joe of Bozeman; four children and their spouses and families, Beth and Rod Lamphear of Puyallup, Wash., Gary and Linda Litle of Bozeman, Carolyne and Ed Armstrong of Mackey, Idaho, Clint and Cheryl Litle of Bozeman; brother-in-law and spouse, Albert and Nellie Litle of Billings; sister-in-law, Roanne Kundert of Bozeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Treatment Center, 931 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200, Bozeman 59715.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from July 20 to July 22, 2007