Carla Rae Tiernan, age 50, of Albertville, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. She was born on Sept. 17, 1969, in St. Paul, the daughter of Robert and Arlouene (Ask) Pickett. Carla graduated from Preston-Fountain High School in 1988 and was her family's fourth generation to graduate from there. In High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society. She also played flute in the high school band, sang in the high school choir and Tapestry group. She played organ and piano for her church during her high school years. Carla graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul in 1992, earning a B.A. degree in history.
Carla Pickett and Ronald E. Tiernan were united in marriage on Sept. 27, 2008, at Berwood Hill Inn in rural Lanesboro. Carla was employed as a financial analyst for international public relations firm CMGRP, successor firm to Mona, Meyer & McGrath. She was a loving and caring person! Carla enjoyed camping with Ron and their dog, Tanner, canoeing in the BWCA, traveling up the North Shore and hanging out with friends and family.
Carla is survived by her loving husband, Ron Tiernan; her parents, Arlouene and Robert Pickett of Preston; siblings, Chris Pickett of Bloomingdale, Ill., Colin (Jennifer) Pickett of Preston, and Doug Westrom of Rochester; mother-in-law, Muriel Tiernan of Albertville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rae Eull of St. Michael, Randy (Margie) Tiernan of Andover, Rick Tiernan of San Francisco, Rollie (Renae) Tiernan of Otsego, Roger (Anne) Tiernan of Buffalo, and Russell (Jenny) Tiernan of Sartell; 23 nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Persis Ask, Alden and Esther Pickett; and by father-in-law, Kenneth Tiernan.
Visitation for Carla Tiernan will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at The United Methodist Church in Preston, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held at a later date at Carimona Cemetery in rural Preston.