On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, Carla Rae Cadenhead Boba passed away at the age of 61. She had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in July and was admitted to the hospital Nov. 24 with COVID-19. Carla was born Feb. 10, 1959, in Baton Rouge and graduated from Tara High school in 1977. She received her bachelor's degree from LSU and worked as the Director of Finance for UpLiftd for more than 25 years. To some, Carla may have appeared to live an ordinary life, but in reality she lived a life we could all be envious of. Carla rarely had anything negative to say. While she wasn't a hugger or big on emotional displays, her daily actions spun a beautiful web of love and sacrifice that held her family and co-workers together. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing Pokeno with friends, going to Disney World as often as possible, working hurricane recovery with co-workers, eating chocolate – especially M&Ms, and she rarely missed the McDonald's drive-through window for breakfast. Her inexplainable personality has left a lasting impression on all who knew her and she will be dearly missed. Carla was preceded in death by her father, Ray. She is survived by her husband Dennis, mother Carol, brother Murray, children Natalie and Michael, grandchildren Wyatt, Lillian, Elie, Merritt, and Josephine. A private memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 8 at UpLiftd. Celebrate Carla's life by donating to UpLiftd at www.upliftd.org.
Her Facebook page will remain open and all are welcome to post memories and final words to her, which will be greatly cherished by her family.