Marla D Carter born July 5, 1953 to Dean and Beulah Mercer in Sandpoint, ID passed away May 29 in Spokane. She is survived by her husband, John, five children (and Spouses) Travis (Cham), Carrie (David), Jessica (Irven), Carlos (Anali) and Lara; twelve grandchildren Elizabeth, Emily, Connor, Matthew, Jordan (Deon), Tucker (Carlee), Taylor, Tanner (Christina), Makenzie, Maxim, TBD (Still Baking) and Nyah, six great grand children, Shalaya, Emma, Everlee, Skylynn, Kenzlee, Carter and countless friends and family.
Raised in Noxon, MT she was the oldest of five children born to Dean and Beulah. Marla had three younger brothers Shawn, Shane, and Shannon and her youngest sister Traci. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grammy always had time to listen and was a constant shoulder to lean on for her babies and their babies. Her fulltime job was as a Grandma and she was one of the best in her field.
She was renowned by her friends and family for her green thumb and her home was filled with thriving greenery and open arms. She was a trivia queen and was always interested in trying different things and trying to find things she could enjoy. A big part of her life was her church. Marla was a constant presence at Cornerstone Church since 1996 and was passionate about her beliefs.
Over the course of her life, her and John were able to build a home that raised five children who love each other no matter the circumstances and will always be there for each other. She was a kind soul and she will be deeply missed. Celebration of Life will be held at Cornerstone Church, 21326 East Mission Ave., Liberty Lake WA., Friday June 7th, at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow. To share your memories of Marla and express your condolences to the family, please visit the Tribute Wall.