Carla Joan Otto, age 28, of Spring, Texas, passed away on Wed., Dec. 15, 2021. She was born in Spring, Texas, to Charles and Anita Otto on Dec. 18, 1992. Carla graduated from Houston Learning Academy in 2011 and received a certification in cosmetology in 2017.
From her beautiful, big green eyes to her tremendous athleticism, Carla was blessed with countless God-given gifts and talents. Carla was an entertainer. She thoroughly enjoyed and enthusiastically took advantage of her ability to make people smile and laugh. Despite being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, she demonstrated courage, endurance and strength throughout her life. Carla always identified as a sincerely loving, profoundly caring person—reinforced and embodied by her selfless decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Carla will always remain in our hearts and on our minds. She will be deeply missed and forever loved. Her enduring legacy will be characterized by her giving the ultimate gift of life, and hope, to others in need and their loved ones.
Carla is preceded in death by her mother, Anita Otto; paternal grandfather, Howard Otto; maternal grandparents, Emil and Dolores Condel; and aunts, DeeAnn Schleicher and Ruth Abood. She is survived by her father, Charlie; sister, Kristin (Benjamin) Kluding; paternal grandmother, Joan Otto; and aunts and uncles Dorianne and Jeffrey Jentzen, John and Nancy Otto, Chris Abood, Kevin Schleicher, Timothy Condel and Alan and Bonnie Condel.
A visitation is planned for Monday, December 20th at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services (1734 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX, 77098) from 2 pm – 3 pm. A memorial service will begin at 3 pm. The Otto family is hosting a celebration of Carla and her life at West Alabama Ice House (1919 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098) from 4 pm – 6 pm following the memorial service.
In addition to posting on this website’s memory message board, Carla’s family also welcomes you to privately share with them (via Google Forms) stories and pictures of and with Carla, to be preserved and held closely for countless years to come. There will also be an opportunity at Carla’s memorial services to complete time capsule memory cards.