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Vera (Tombleson) Carlson


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Vera (Tombleson) Carlson Obituary
Vera (Tombleson) Carlson

AGE: 103 • Hazlet

Vera (Tombleson) Carlson, 103, of Hazlet, passed away, Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at home.

She was born on December 4, 1912 to Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Tombleson in Cincinnati, OH. She was a Hazlet resident for over 50 years. Vera grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rider University. She retired from teaching in Keyport High School in 1971. She had been Class Advisor and enjoyed taking students on trips. In addition to Keyport, she taught in Fair View, Hightstown and at a junior college in Cranston, R.I.

In 1956, Vera married John V. Carlson. For 22 years, they enjoyed traveling to Europe, Canada and the United States. John predeceased Vera in 1978.

When she was younger, she was very active in the St. John United Methodist Church teaching Sunday school and was president of the Woman's Society and a member of the official board. Vera was a member of the Cullen Seniors, Crescent Club, Morganville United Methodist Church and the Delta Kappa Society.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9-11AM, at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735, with an 11AM funeral service by Rev. Mary Jones. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera's memory to the American Red Cross www.redcross.org or Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, www.meridianathome.com. To post a condolence or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 21, 2016
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