Carla Ann Roché was born on Feb. 12, 1943, in Lynwood, Calif., and passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center at 2 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2019.

She was a resident of the Wood River Valley since 1977.

Over the 42 years she was here, she worked at the Western Cafe in Ketchum, she did room service at the LIFT Motel and she worked for Zodiac Expressions of Sun Valley as a glass blower making glass oil candles.  After a short break she moved on to working at Atkinsons’ in Bellevue until her COPD got to be too much for her.

She is survived by her daughter Cristy Face of Grangeville, Idaho; her son Alan Timothy Burke of Brooksville, Fla.; her daughter Carry Burke Brown of Yreka, Calif.; and her son Adam Spiking of Hemet, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Gayla Roché Kilbride of Brooksville, Fla.; a half sister, Lori Roché Ebert; and a half brother, Randy Clifford Roché.

Carla’s last wish as told to her sister was, “Tell everyone I love them.”

A memorial page for Carla is available at to share memories and photos with the family.