Anna May "Annie" (Johnson) Carlson(1924 - 2013)

Anna May Carlson, known to her friends as Annie, passed away peacefully on 10/1/2013 at Palomar Hospital, Escondido, California, in the care of Hospice. She had been a resident of Morgan County for nearly 30 years before moving to California with her family in the late 1970's.
Born and raised in Eaton, CO, to Sven and Amanda (Benson) Johnson, 6th child out of 12. She went to Eaton High school were she met the love of her life Elmer J. Carlson, whom she married on February 21, 1945. They were married for 48 years, until Elmer's death in 1993.
Anna was an amazing woman to all who knew her. A devout Lutheran, war wife, farm girl, truck driver, 4-H Leader, expert cook, master seamstress, carpenter, landscape artist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.
Anna loved bowling, gardening, baking, but most of all loved to share her passions and love with her family. Anna considered learning to snow ski (in her 40's) one of her greatest accomplishments. She accomplished many other things, but her true enjoyment in life was about the joy she brought to others as well as the beauty that she surrounded herself with in her home and community. Her generosity was endless!
Annie is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Jenson and Betty Jean Mundy; four children, Earl Pete Carlson (wife, Bernice Goetchel), Joyce Carlson, Chuck Carlson (wife, Alice Carlson) and Arne Carlson (wife, Carri Carlson); eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Ruben Johnson, Roy Johnson, Ray Johnson; and six sisters, Ellen Cochran, Ethel Lawson, Hazel Johnson, Dorothy Richardson, Gladys Edeen, and Marguerite Wright.
A memorial celebrating her life will be held on November 9th at 2:00 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation located at 16889 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92065. Annie would prefer that you make a donation to the church or charity of your preference in her memory.

Published in The Fort Morgan Times on Oct. 9, 2013