Carla S. Zarkowski

Carla S. Zarkowski

February 19, 1949 – September 18, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Vera Pedersen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Shirley Zarkowski; brothers-in-law, Paul and Edward Zarkowski, Bill Hicks; sisters-in-law, Susan and Gail Zarkowski.

Survived by husband, Richard; son, Grant (Lori); daughter, Joy Loos (Mike); grandchildren: Mitchell, Ryne, Calen, Andrew, Gabriel, and Carter; brothers, Larry Pedersen (Linda) and Lyle Pedersen (Danielle); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Zarkowski, Ronald (Annette) and John Zarkowski, Cheryl Hicks and Judy Killion (Jerry).

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Friday, September 21st at 11am at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th Street.  Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse for Children’s Christmas Boxes.



  • Pat Coshow Posted September 20, 2018 8:08 am

    Dick, Grant, and Joy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I keep thinking of all of you since I heard of Carla’s passing. We enjoyed having your family as neighbors for several years when you two and Ken and Kyle were all very young. Am sure she enjoyed her grandchildren and they will sure miss her, too. Our prayers to all of your family. May God give you strength in the days ahead. Pat and Lowell

  • AFGSC A2 Intel Family Posted September 20, 2018 9:31 am

    With our deepest sympathy, we are sorry for the loss of your loved one. We are keeping your family in our prayers.

  • Janine Ruhter Posted September 20, 2018 10:25 am

    So sorry for your loss. She is in a better place now. Janine and Sam Ruhte

  • Clarice A Krepela Posted September 20, 2018 2:57 pm

    Dear Dick, Grant, Joy, and Family, We have not been in touch for many years, but remember all of you and Carla when you attended Calvary Lutheran. We have fond memories of times spent with Carla. We are sorry to learn of her passing, and pray that you will find comfort in memories of good times you shared. May the Lord surround you with His love and peace in the coming days. Bless you, Gene and Clarice Krepela

  • Chris and Karen Skomars Posted September 20, 2018 3:16 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  • The Loos Family in Colorado Springs Posted September 20, 2018 4:08 pm

    We are all so very sorry for your loss, and please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and I have found memories of our last visit in November/December of 2017 to Joy and Mike’s in Louisiana where we so enjoyed our interaction with Carla and Dick. We are so grateful we had the family time and interaction with Carla. On behalf of the family here in Colorado Springs, we send our prayers and heart-felt condolences. Carol and Mark Loos

  • Wanda Samson Posted September 20, 2018 7:20 pm

    Dick, Joy, and Grant…and other relatives: Carla was a super wife, mother, grandmother; and a good friend. She was an excellent sub who I welcomed into my classroom when I was absent. She was so proud of her family and loved talking about them. She was a sweet, kind lady who we are going to miss very much. Rest In Peace, Carla. No more pain for you as you wait to see us all again some day.

  • Norm Hanson Posted September 20, 2018 9:39 pm

    The world has lost a bright light, and heaven has gained a new angel.

  • Jan Skelton Posted September 21, 2018 8:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Carla’s passing. She was always so kind and helpful. She will be missed! I hope all your memories will help ease you and your families pain. (D’Evelyn)

  • Bonnie foster Posted September 21, 2018 8:32 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Carla’s passing. What a wonderful lady!! Thoughts and prayers.

  • John and laVon McLane Posted September 21, 2018 9:09 am

    To Richard and family: Our sincere condolences offered to you. We read Carla’s obituary in this morning’s World-Herald very much by chance. We certainly remember and value our times together when we all were in Alliance. Carla’s passing was a total surprise for us. We really valued our friendship and your positive attitudes. We wish you the very best during these tough days. John and LaVon

  • Brian Haller Posted September 21, 2018 2:44 pm

    Carla was soul of steady humanity, humble compassion, and a fount of neighborly kindnesses. As notetaker for a student who struggled with transcription, she came every day–every single day–to my sophomore British Literature class, and I loved instigating her her wry, gentle humor. Once when we were recording student book numbers, a kid kept mistaking his number and I couldn’t resist–I said, “It’s not an auction, son.” I still remember Carla’s joy at that. She always asked about me and my family during glitches like a stolen car, a new mortgage–always Carla’s richly earnest yet unobtrusive interest in people. Dick, I was lucky to even know her at all, so I would hardly presume to tally this loss for you. I am in tears typing this, and my heart is with you. And Carla, Carla, thank you for the happy decency you brought to my classroom and our school community for those good years. You are now in a place wholly lit with the same bright nature that constituted your being.

  • Brent Orme Posted March 23, 2019 8:00 am

    Zark and Family-
    I just happened to stumble across this… very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her mainly from the time she spent as a substitute teacher at Alliance during my brief time there. An obviously wonderful person and very kind!!

    Again…my condolences.

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