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Carmen Rae Fortin

Oct. 6, 1965 - Oct. 20, 2021

Date of Service: Nov. 14, 2021

BURLEY – Carmen Rae (Moline) Fortin, 56, of Burley, Idaho, passed away on October 20, 2021, at her home.

Carmen was born in Albany, Oregon, on October 6, 1965, and grew up in Burley, Idaho, where she graduated from Burley High School in 1983. Carmen grew up loving snow skiing, her sports cars and playing her music just about as loud as her stereo would play it.

She was later married to the love of her life, Joseph Michael Fortin of Meridian, Idaho, where they lived together for 14 years until Mike passed in 2010.

Carmen had a good heart and was active in her church. She enjoyed nightly dinners with her parents as well as her weekly outings with friends. Carmen also enjoyed yoga, golf and bowling with friends and family.

Carmen is survived by her parents, Gary and Linda Hollinger and Donald and Susan Moline; sisters, Dawn Hansen and Tanya Vaughan; stepbrother, Guy Hollinger; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Fortin; and her stepbrother, Glenn Hollinger.

A brief memorial service will be held at Cloverdale Funeral Home, located at 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd. in Boise, Idaho, at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021 – the anniversary of her marriage to her late husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 2100 Burton Ave., Burley, ID 83318.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Carmen Rae Fortin

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From Dave & Alice Long:
Gary and Linda,
So sorry about the loss of your daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything.
From Brenda Markham:
Carmen was a wonderful childhood friend. We had many adventures and made some lasting memories. Losing her is a loss. Sending condolences to her friends and family.
From Brent and Julie Germann :
Gary and Linda, we were so sorry to hear of Carmens passing. So sweet and fun to be around. Our prayers are with you and your family.
From Carma Oldham:
Gary & Linda we are sad to hear that Carmen passed, know that you are in our thoughts. Stormy & Carma Oldham
From Mary Zarybnisky:
Gary and Linda, we will keep both of you in our thoughts and prayers
From Ev (Moline) Smith:
Gary and Linda, Don and Susan, Tab and Tanya. I'm so sad to hear of Carmen's passing. I remember her giggle! Amber and Trent send their prayers too.
From Sue Sterling:
I am so sorry, Gary and Linda. Prayers to you and family.
From Kristi and Paul Pugh and boys:
Linda and Gary, We are so sorry for your loss. Carmen was so sweet. I enjoyed talking with her at church. Paul also said he enjoyed his conversations with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From Benjamin Romney:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful to have known Carmen - she was so kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Mona J Dudley:
Carmen volunteered at the library when I worked there. She was always so kind and friendly. Kind of quiet until she got to know you better. She was a real asset to the library and will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.
From Sue Sterling:
I am so sorry, Gary and Linda. Prayers to you and family.
From Karen & Paul Walker:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincerest sympathy!
From Benjamin Romney:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful to have known Carmen - she was so kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Matt & Tami Clark:
Gary, Linda, and family, We are saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts, and prayers.
From Joyce Zunino :
Linda Gary and family I am so sorry for your loss and sorry for all of us who loved her so much. Carmen was a special lady I will miss our visits. prayers and love to you.
From Nikki Dodds:
I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know Carmen over the last few years. She was a regular at yoga class, and was always so proud of the progress she had made since first starting classes. She was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. My condolences to Linda, Gary, and the rest of Carmen's family. She will be deeply missed.
From Bud and Stephany Simpson:
Carmen was one of the kindest, and gentle persons we've had the pleasure of calling our friend. Our trips to Boise, Salt Lake City, and Sun Valley, were a joy to Steph and me. We are broken hearted over her passing, and send our condolences to Linda, Gary, and the rest of her family.
From LaMont & Colleen Carson:
Gary and Linda: We are sorry to learn that Carmen has passed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
From Karl and Sandra Clayville:
Our deepest sympathy and love. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
From Corinne Bly:
My deepest condolences to Linda and Gary. This is such a devastating loss. I will miss Carmen dearly. We had great fun when she came to visit, eating at Olive Garden and the great laughter we shared. This covid interfered with our plans for her birthday this year and it just saddened both of us. We shared so much through our lives together singing in the choir Sunday school church youth group she was my friend since we were 8 years old.
From Janet Quanstrom Grant:
Words can not express the sadness I feel of learning this loss of my dear friend. A beautiful kind soul you were. Sure going to miss you and will cherish our moments together. Thoughts and prayers to your family. RIP Carmen
From Kari Brown:
Carmen was the sweetest and kindest person I ever had the pleasure of being around. She had nothing but good things to say about everyone and everything. She always had that smile that lit up the room and had a lot of love in her heart. I loved Carmen and will deeply miss her beautiful face and her friendship. My love and prayers are with you Gary and Linda. May all your many memories comfort you in your sorrow.
From Steve and Shelley Jones:
Gary and Linda so sorry for you loss of your daughter. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From Ana M Hollinger:
Gary and Linda:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with family.

From Connie Harkness:
Carmen had a kind and gentle heart. I enjoyed our Wednesday group gatherings with Carmen . Very polite and kind to everyone around her. I will miss Carmen, she was so sweet and adorable to be around. I-am so sorry for your loss Gary and Linda and family.

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