Welcome to Carla’s Page

This page is dedicated to our Daughter

Carla Sue (Epperson) Shellhammer 

Our Love for you will live on forever Carla. And in my heart, you will
always be the vibrant and beautiful free spirit 
who used to call me Daddy Dave. 

and her children, Marissa and Brady.


2000                               2002 


2006                                  2006



      Carla fought Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer from January of 1999 till February 3rd, 2000.
This dreadful disease  turned the lives of Carla and her children into a nightmare of day
to day living and changes which no family should ever have to endure. The shock of learning she
had the disease, surgery, Chemotherapy, time away from family and friend’s, dreadful sickness,
remission, new tumors, more chemo, drastic treatment (Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cell Therapy)
more sickness, it just went on and on. Carla’s stoicism throughout this ordeal
remained nothing short of inspirational.


..."this precious treasure - this light and power that now shine within us - is held in
a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that
the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own. We are pressed on every
side by troubles, but are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don't
know why things happen as thy do, but we don't give up and quit. We are hunted down, but
God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going"...

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

 " And God 
will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, 
nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, 
for the former things have passed away."

Revelation 21:4



Carla Age 10


The History of Carla's Ordeal

Newspaper Article About Carla From the Courier

Chicago Fund Raiser

The winner of the 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH

Carla's Wedding Pictures

Carla's (decorated) House

Photo Gallery

Carla's Obituary

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