Carla Denise Reynolds Hotvedt


Carla Denise Reynolds Hotvedt, 59, of Sugar Creek, Missouri, after a battle with cancer, gained her heavenly wings and joined our Lord in heaven on May 10, 2020. Denise was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 2, 1960, the seventh of eleven children born to Clifford Carl Reynolds and Lucille (Dalton) Reynolds.

Denise was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Reynolds, stepfather, Loran Gum, brother-in-law, Jerry Stevens, and granddaughter Aleyha Lucas.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Lucille Gum; daughter, Kayle Pilkenton; granddaughter, Abby Pilkenton; sisters, Gwen (James) Tinnin, Debbie Stevens, Anita (John) Pierce, Cheryl (Ted) Garcia, Brenda Crump, Cindy (Kent Warner) Nelson; brothers, Mike Reynolds, Ronnie (Ruby Rincon) Reynolds, Randy (Cody) Reynolds, Bryan (Shannon) Reynolds; 29 nieces and nephews, 41 great-nieces and nephews; and 5 great-great-nieces and nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

Denise was a long-time employee of Jackson County, Missouri.

She was a movie buff, loved gardening, was great cook, and her favorite thing was spending time with her granddaughter Abby.

Denise will be cremated, and a memorial celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.

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