Karla Rae Golden
Karla R. Golden
72, passed away Tuesday, October 6th, in Salina. She was born August 11, 1943 in Dodge City, the daughter of Carl and Sybil (Snedecor) Matthews. Growing up in Dodge City, Karla attended local schools and graduated from Dodge City High School. In 1962 she entered the Women’s Army Corps. On March 14, 1964, Karla was married to Jerry Golden in North Carolina. Most all of their married life was spent following his army career. They moved to make their home in Abilene in 1984 before Jerry retired in 1986. He preceded her in death December 26, 1990. Karla enjoyed gardening, stained glass, church work and volunteering at the hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Lori Lea Spuehler and Jackie Sue Matthews and a brother Tom Matthews. Karla was a member of the Brethren In Christ Church, Ladies’ Ministries and was a Brethren In Christ Church Board Member.
Survived by: 2 Daughters Julie Gaede Abilene
Abbey Roberts Chandler, AZ
3 Sons Jeff Golden Wichita
James Golden Springfield, MO
David Golden Salina
The family has chosen cremation. Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 12th, at the Brethren In Christ Church with Pastor Dale Engle officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the Brethren In Christ Church or Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.