Karla Leigh Stout Gremley

Karla Leigh Stout Gremley

Karla Leigh Stout Gremley, 65, of Palmer, Alaska passed away at Alaska Regional Hospital on October 30th, 2021, due to several complications from surgery. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Karla was born in Butte, MT to Koehler Stout and Phyllis Storer Stout. She attended Butte Public Schools and graduated from Montana Tech with a degree in Mining Engineering. After graduation, her work took her to Green River, WY, Denver, CO and Alaska. It was in Alaska where she met her husband, Richard Gremley. They were married in 1984 and were blessed with their son, Nicholas in 1988.

Karla’s life was filled with adventures and excitement. She traveled throughout the U.S. and the world. Living in Alaska for over 39 years gave her many opportunities for adventures. She loved Denali & Katmai National Parks along with McNeil River, where she reveled in the scenery and enjoyed watching the animals, especially the bears in their natural habitat. She loved rock and roll music and went to many live concerts. Some of her favorite bands to see were the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Tina Turner. No matter what Karla was doing, from trudging through the great outdoors in the rain or enjoying a night out on the town, she always looked stunning and was outstandingly fashionable.

Karla was the most caring and giving person. Her greatest accomplishment was her son, Nicholas. Her grandson Harrison, who named her, “Neema,” became the center of her life and brought her so much joy. Karla had an impact on everyone who crossed her path and was the type of person who could make friends in any environment and could have an hour-long conversation with a stranger. She absolutely adored shopping, but more than anything she loved to give.

Karla was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Palmer, AK; son Nicholas (Samantha); and grandson, Harrison of Vancouver, WA; sister, Karen Stout (Rick Prigge) of Indio, CA; sister, Janet Johanson (Rich) of Richland, WA; nieces, Julie, Jackie & Lisa Johanson of WA and her beloved puppies, Lily & Hemi.

At her request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Memorials can be made to Tunnels to Towers or the charity of your choice.

Karla, we will miss you forever and always. We will carry your spirit in our hearts and know you will be watching over us as our guardian angel.

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