Mary Elizabeth Carlson




Born: January 16, 1926
Death: December 20, 2014

CARLSON Mary Elizabeth Carlson (Garvin), age 88 of Caledonia, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was born on January 16, 1926 to Rev. Clinton E. and Elisabeth (Vermeer) Garvin in LaGrange, Ohio and they preceded her in death. During her lifetime she worked at Lear, Inc., Amway Corporation and was co-owner of Joe Carlson Well Drilling for many years. She was a member of Alaska Baptist Church since 1938 and participated over the years as Sunday School teacher, Youth Group leader with Pioneer Girls, and choir. Left to celebrate her life are her loving husband of 69 years, Joe; daughters, Sue (Roger) Cooke and Nancy Carlson; four grandchildren, Erica (Dan) Boon, Derek (Tina) Schultz, Joe Cooke and Sarah Cooke; four great-grandchildren, Jordan Boon, Hannah Boon, Taylor Schultz, Sam Schultz; one great-great grandchild, Carson Boon; brothers, Philip (Ann) Garvin and Paul (Ruth) Garvin; sister-in-law, Elin (Gordon) McClure, Pattymae (Bob) Carlson. She will be very much missed and fondly remembered for the love she had for her family. Many thanks are given to Derek and Tina Schultz for providing part of their home in her later years and to Hospice of Michigan for their wonderful, loving care during her final journey on earth. They made it possible for her to stay at home along with her husband and family until the gates of heaven opened and Jesus called her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday 6:30 PM at Alaska Baptist Church, 7240 68th Street SE, Caledonia, Rev. Brian Harrison, officiating. Visitation will be at church Tuesday from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. Interment Alaska Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, Michigan 49301-3701.

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