Carla Jean Gillen
May 29, 1952- October 7, 2023
We are sad to announce the passing of Carla Gillen of Omaha, NE. She passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday Oct 7, 2023, at home surrounded by her family in Omaha. She was a graduate of White Lake High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Northern State in Aberdeen. Carla spent her adult career working in the banking and mortgage field in Omaha until she retired in 2016 from Bank of The West. Carla will be remembered in recent years as a dedicated sister and aunt to her family, long-term caregiver to her mother, and loving dog mom to her beloved dog, Jazz. She enjoyed spending time with her large extended family, traveling to new places and cooking.
Carla was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Constance Gillen; sisters, Kathy Thorson and Joan Kjonaas; brothers-in-law, Richard Donahoe and Lonnie Kjonaas; nephew, Eric Gillen. Carla is survived by her sister, Gayle Donahoe; brothers, Mark (Wanda) Gillen and Roche (Deb) Gillen; brother-in-law, Douglas Thorson; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces/nephews.
Funeral service will be held in White Lake, SD at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Memorial donations will be directed by the family.