A Service of Celebration for former Lamar area resident and currently of Denver, Shirley Mae Carlson was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 4, 2009 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment followed at Wiley Cemetery.
Visitation for Ms. Carlson was held Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Monday 9:00 AM until service time at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Shirley was born on April 22, 1930 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Palmer G. and Gertrude Florence (Brady) Curry and passed away on April 30, 2009 at Brighton Gardens of Denver with her family by her side at the age of 79.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar D. “Ozzie” Carlson on May 27, 2005, her parents, and her sister Meredith Shields.
She is survived by her daughters; Linda (Henry) Paulsen of Lamar, and Phyllis (Therese Bakker) Carlson of Denver; grandchildren, Elisabeth “Isa” Paulsen and Emily Paulsen; sister, Donna (Anthony) Panza of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and her brother; Glenn (Carolyn) Curry of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania as well as numerous other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Hospice, Lamar Area Hospice or to the Kiowa County Home Health either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
|To the Carlson family~ I am so deeply sorry to hear the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was one of our favorites and a lady with such strong determination and a sense of humor that lit our office. She always shared her contagious smile and never showed she was hurting even on her worst days. May God bless you all with strength and courage during this difficult time. Patricia LaTour ( Dr. Benton's Lamar Office).|
|Please accept our sincere sympathy. We admired Shirley so much,and always enjoyed a friendly visit|
when we encountered her at the grocery store. We know that you will miss her and that your love
for her will live on in your hearts. I am just sure in my heart of hearts that she and Ozzie are
really catching up on things now.
Mikki and Kenny Cartwright
Shirley Carlson. Love and hugs to all.
Kathy Cline, Golden, Colorado.
|For Shirley Carlson:|
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know her health has been bad for a long time, and I know that her suffering is finally over. I want you all to know how much I adored Shirley. I always looked forward to her hair appointments. She had a great attitude and a wonderful sense of humor. She was grateful for the small things in life and she gave with her whole heart. She was very determined and she even made it in for a few hair appointments that I know were very difficult for her......but those were her last ones with me, and I have missed her dearly! I have thought of her often, and I have very fond memories of her and her stories. I know she will be greatly missed by all of you, and all who knew her. Our condolenses to the family and our prayers are with you.
From Brenda Jeffryes (& Jeanne Lee)
Tangles Hair Salon