Naomi "Ni" G. Carlson, 84, of 6 Fiske Ave., passed away Thursday (May 14, 2015) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born April 15, 1931, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Edwin F. W. and Agnes V. Johnson Carlson.
Ms. Carlson was a 1949 graduate of Bradford Area High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
She worked at Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, in Bradford and Warren. She retired in 1988 with 38 years of service as a test desk technician.
She was an active member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and volunteered in many capacities at the church.
She was a long-time member of the Girl Scouts USA, joining in April of 1945. She was active in former Mc-Cam-Po Girl Scout Council, Keystone Tall Tree Girl Scout Council, and The Girl Scouts Western council. She was a Senior Troop Advisor for 28 years and trained girls for the Girl Scout Roundup in 1959, 1962, and 1965; served on the Board of Directors, outdoor trainer, camp director and was involved in the development of Camp Kil-O-Qua and Camp Resting Water. In 1994 she received the Thanks Badge II, which is the highest Award in Girl Scouting for adults. She was also a member of the McKean County Beagle Club, The American Association of University Women, Bell Telephone Pioneers of America and a volunteer at Community Outreach.
She is survived by four cousins, James Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Leon Johnson and Nancy Sisson, all from the Brocton, N.Y., area and several cousins in Sweden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister Corrine Carlson on June 4, 1927.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Pierotti, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials if desired may be made to: Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington St., Bradford, Scholarship Fund, Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave, Bradford, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or The Bradford Educational Foundation, UPB, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 16 to May 23, 2015