CORDOVA, Tenn. – Beverly Ann (Collin) Carlson, 82, of Cordova, Tenn., died May 1, 2013, at home.
Born Sept. 25, 1930, she was the daughter of Bessie Furman Collin and Herbert Collin of DeKalb, Ill.
At different times, she was a teacher (Lindwood Day Care) and church secretary. She enjoyed flowers, doing art work and cooking (pecan pie and guacamole were two of her specialties). She volunteered at several places, most recently at Shelby Farms. She was a lifelong Lutheran. With all of her varied interests, her family was always at the top of the list.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Elvin; sons, Gary and David (Susan); three grandchildren, Lauren, Margaret and Jack; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She also had special affection for her godchild, Deanna Paulsen of Sturgeon Bay, Wis, and her "other sister," Celie Donohue of Moline.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barbara.
Visitation was held May 5, and the funeral was May 6, at Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Memphis, Tenn. Burial was on May 7, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum (www.woodruff-fontaine.com
Online condolences can be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.