On Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, Carla Tanner Cogar (68) of Leesburg, VA went home to be with the Lord. Carla was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Cogar, her father, Walter Arthur Tanner, and oldest brother, Bruce Tanner. She is survived by three daughters; Jami Cogar, Crystal Cogar, Tiffany Cogar Sturgeon (Roger) and son Joshua Cogar (Ashley); five grandchildren (Annika, Curtis, Roger, Russell and Royce); her mother, Greta Tanner (Alva Greta Anderson); three sisters, Cathleen Miller, Cindy Anctil, Christine Cervelli, and brother, Brett Tanner.
Carla was a caretaker at heart and loved her children and grandchildren immensely, as well as the many children she provided daycare for over the years. She was a second mother to many and would look out for the neighborhood kids as if they were her own. Always positive and smiling she loved to laugh and would chat for hours with her close friends and family (Sandy and Marilyn especially). She was shy at first but once she knew you, she could talk your ear off.
Born on July 5th, 1953, Carla had a patriotic spirit, loved her country and everything red, white, and blue! She enjoyed music and dancing and you would often find her listening to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and The Bellamy Brothers.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Cornerstone Chapel, 650 Battlefield Parkway SE, Leesburg, VA 20175 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following. Please come celebrate her life and share your memories with us.