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Carla Dee Hoffman

October 7, 1949 — February 6, 2022

Carla Dee Hoffman, 72, passed away on February 6, 2022 in Pocatello, Idaho. She was born on October 7, 1949. She was the baby of 8 kids to Clifford and Ellen (Carlston) Anderson.


Carla lived in Pocatello attending Greenacres Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High and graduating from Highland High School in 1968. After graduation, she married Randy Cates and had one son, Scott Cates. They later divorced. In July of 1971 she met the love of her life, John Hoffman, and they married October 26, 1972. They added to the family: Michael, Chrystal and Greg. They were sealed as a family on July 5, 1983 in the Idaho Falls Temple.


Carla loved bowling and bowled leagues with her sister, Clifta, going to state bowling tournaments. In 1996 she found the love of scrapbooking. In the last 26 years, she made scrapbooks for her brothers, sisters, kids and grandkids. When not scrapbooking with her sister-in-law, Helen and her daughters-in-law, Shellie, Kelly and Krissy, she loved traveling with her brothers, sister, and sisters-in-law. Traveling to Washington to visit her older brother and sister and going to the Oregon Coast were just some of her favorite places. Carla loved being around her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. she loved to watch them play baseball, basketball, rugby, t-ball and camping. She never missed a Friday night watching her grandsons and great nephew play football at the Holt Arena. Her family was her everything.


Carla worked at Kmart as the shoe department manager, Walmart, and Looney Tunes Dollar Store. She retired from Quail Ridge Assisted Living in 2019.


Carla is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, John Hoffman; son, Scott Cates (Kelly); daughter, Chrystal Hoffman; son, Greg Hoffman (Kristine); daughter-in-law, Shellie Hoffman; her only surviving brother, Ned Anderson (Ellen) all of Pocatello, Idaho; 10 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids.


She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Hoffman; parents, Clifford and Ellen Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Nyla Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Val and Pauline Anderson; brother, Clyde Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Bert Ballard; sister and brother-in-law, Clifta and Tom Davidson; and sister, Glenda Carter; along with several nieces and nephews.


A special thank you to Caring Hearts Assisted Living and Symbii Home Health and Hospice for the love, and care given to Carla.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 2 pm at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd. Chubbuck, ID, with a viewing for one hour prior to the services.


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