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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Carla M. Malsam
May 31, 1945 - January 9, 2019

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: Fairview, Montana
Age: 73

Carla Malsam, a kind and caring soul, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, peacefully at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City from a massive stroke. She was surrounded by those she loved, her husband Gary, sons Justin and Luke, and her sister Dianne.
Carla was born on May 31, 1945, the daughter of Carlos and Lucille (Sedlacek) Collins. She was raised in Fairview, MT. From a very young age she had a love of music that stayed with her for her whole life. It started with the ukulele and expanded to a love of playing the guitar and piano. On July 5, 1969 Carla married Gary Malsam. They started their life together in Havre, MT, where Carla was a teacher at the Havre Radar Base. Later they moved to Roundup, MT to work on a ranch. It was there, in Roundup, that Justin was born. It was later that they moved to Avon, MT where she had some of her fondest memories. While in Avon their son Luke came into the family. One of the things Carla loved to do was spend time with her best friend Rita Graveley and play the pump organ at St. Theodore Catholic church. After 18 years in Avon they moved to Gardiner to manage a ranch. In the summer of 1998 Gary and Carla moved back to Fairview to care for her aging parents (Carlos and Lucille Collins) where she lived until her passing.
During Carla's life, she loved music, but even more so she loved Jesus and helping those who were in need, whether it was taking people to get groceries, taking over food, helping when sick, or just visiting and being a friend. Carla considered herself a caregiver and loved to help people out whether it was someone she knew or often times a “friend” she’d just never met. She loved her Doberman “Jake” and it was a common sight to see them together.
Carla is survived by: her husband, Gary Fairview, MT; her two sons, Justin (Allison) Malsam of Boise, ID and Luke (Jamie) Malsam of Sidney, MT; six grandchildren, Chance, Vanessa, Celeste, and Miranda Malsam, Carter Johnson, Ashton Robidou; and her sister, Dianne Murray of Liberty Lake, WA.
Carla was preceded in death by: her parents, Carlos and Lucille Collins, and her brother Charlie Collins.

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Tom and Susan ochs (Laurel , Mt)
Jan 11, 2019
Gary and family I was so surprise to hear about Carla,and our thoughts and prayers are with you .I have fond memories of her ,marilyn and i. She loved her music and Tom and her would play together. She will be missed.
Gordon Jenkins (Twin Falls, ID)
Jan 12, 2019
So sad!
I have wonderful memories of Carla going all the way back to first grade. She was always the pretty, fun and caring one. From the beginning she was one of the most popular and yet never neglected to give encouragement and support to everyone.
I hadn't seen Carla since 1959 (when we moved away from Fairview) until I was invited back in 2013 to share in their 50th class reunion. Carla hadn't changed a wit in the character and concern she always personified with her genuine smile.
God got a special angel this week with Carla and I'm confident all who knew her will genuinely miss her gentle caring nature.
I know I will.
wendy haugen (Fairview, Mt)
Jan 12, 2019
I had only met Carla in the hospital the week before she must have been a pretty special person we hit it off right away I so enjoyed her sorry for your loss
Tom smith (Great falls, Montana)
Jan 12, 2019
Was so saddened to hear of Carla's passing. She was one of my favorite people. So kind and caring. My sympathy to Gary, Diane, and all the family. God bless you all.
Linda Simonsen (Girard)
Jan 12, 2019
What a kind, gentle and gracious woman Carla was.
Always a friend. God's peace to her family.
Sharon Olson
Jan 13, 2019
Gary and family, my heart goes out to all of you. Carla was truly a special person and a friend who will always be remembered for her kindness and the love of her family and Lord. She will be forever remembered by everyone who knew her.
Love to all, Sharon O
E'Dee Hardy
Jan 13, 2019
She was always so bubbly, I have not seen her for years, really a nice person Sorry for your loss.
Crystal Stai (Sidney, MT)
Jan 13, 2019
I was shocked to here of Carla's passing. She was a bubbly, friendly and beautiful person. She will be missed by all. My prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Donae Roberts -Cordell (Rogue River, OR)
Jan 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have so many memories of Carla in grade school and high school in Fairview. She was such a special lady!!
Much LOVE to her family.
Lena and Stuart Neer (Sidney )
Jan 14, 2019
Luke and Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom, Luke. She was a special person. Carla was so friendly it was like getting a hug each time you talked with her. She will be missed by all. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.
Michael Booke (Tustin, California)
Jan 14, 2019
As a kid I spent a lot of time at the Collins house. Carla was always so much fun. My condolences to her entire family.
David and Sonja Lassey
Jan 14, 2019
Our hearts are broken to hear of Carla's passing. May you find peace with our Lord. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Janet Pinkas (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Jan 15, 2019
Dear Gary and family,
We are so sorry that Carla has passed, we know you will miss her more than words can say.
Please know you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dannette Cremer (Miles City, MT)
Jan 15, 2019
I was so fortunate to meet Carla through Cum Christo. She shared her gift of music with us in Miles City on quite a few week-ends. She was so talented and I truly enjoyed visiting with her. Deepest sympathy to all of Carla's family.
Don and Deb Fritz (Gardiner, MT)
Jan 15, 2019
Don and I send our love and prayers to your family. We are truly sorry for your loss. We have wonderful memories spending Christmas's with you. Carla was a beautiful lady. Blessings.
Rance Haralson (SIDNEY)
Jan 15, 2019
sorry for your loss, such a kind, caring, and loving person.
Brenda Larson (Sidney)
Jan 16, 2019
She was such a kind and sincere person! We loved working for her! God has gained a wonderful angel.
Brooke Erdmann (Los Angeles, CA)
Jan 16, 2019
I am completely devastated to hear of Carla's passing. She was the most wonderful woman and mother, and such a big and memorable part of my childhood. So many amazing memories! Gary, I think of you all the time. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Lots of love to you, Justin and Luke.
Linda Hernandez (Sidney)
Jan 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I met Carla when she was taking care of her parents. She was a very loving daughter. God’ blessing to her family.
Dr I (Omaha, Nebraska)
Feb 5, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry to hear about your loss.
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