Karla McLaren, age 55, of Interior, S.D., died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Karla K. Saunders was born April 20, 1958 in Kadoka, the daughter of Elwin and Carol (Lange) Saunders. She grew up and received her education in Wall. After her education, she did various jobs in the Wall area.
One of the places she worked was the Wagon Wheel Bar in Interior. It was there that she met her husband, Donald “Scotty” McLaren. They were married April 3, 1998, at the Presbyterian Church in Interior. They made their home in Interior all their married life. After their marriage, Karla worked at the A&M Cafe in Interior.
Karla enjoyed horseback riding, and rock hunting with her friends Shirley Gartner, Pat Fortune, and Carolyn Guptill.
Due to health reasons, Karla moved to the Philip Nursing Home in November of 2012, where she resided until the time of her death.
Survivors include her husband Donald “Scotty” McLaren of Interior; her son, Travis Saunders, and his wife, Cheryl, of Murdo; three grandchildren; her mother, Carol Wickstrom of Wall; her father, Elwin Saunders of Missouri; one brother, Terry Saunders, of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; and one sister, Jean Saunders of Silverthorne, Colo.
Karla was preceded in death by her stepfather, William H. Wickstrom, on August 23, 1993.
Visitation was held Monday, September 2, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and again on Tuesday, September 3, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.
No other services will be held.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com