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LENORA POST CARLSON brought joy to lives of those around her from her birth on November 8, 1961, to her early death at 48 years old on July 30, 2010.Lenora was the wife of Dave Carlson and the loving mother of Ben and Grace Carlson of Bellaire, Texas. Lenora loved people and animals. She and Dave were married on December 21, 1996.In addition to her husband and children, Lenora is survived by her parents, Dr. Don E. Post and Dr. E. Victoria Post of Huntsville, Texas, her brother, Darren Post and his wife, Staci, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as the very large extended Carlson family.Lenora was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, Texas in 1979. She attended Austin College in Sherman and graduated the University of Texas in Austin with a BA in Journalism, and the South Texas School of Law in Houston with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. She worked for various law firms in the Houston area before becoming a full-time mother in Bellaire.Lenora was a Sunday School teacher at St. Luke's Methodist Church and an active parent volunteer at St. John's Lower School in Houston. The Natural Science Center was one of her pet projects, and amateur photography was one of her hobbies. She loved traveling and planning trips to interesting places, but the passion and focus of her life was the nurturing and loving of her family. She was the center of her family's life.Visitation will be held at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 until 9 P.M. Interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery will be at 2 P.M.on August 4th, and the Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Methodist Church at 6 PM that same evening with a reception following in the Social Hall.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 2, 2010.
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August 6, 2010
We are so sad to hear of Lenora's death. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Wilma Post--Gering, Nebraska
August 6, 2010
Dave, Ben & Grace and Vicki & Don: You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Our most sincere sympathy...
Gail Post Anderson & James Anderson
August 5, 2010
Dave, I'm so very saddened to hear about Lenora. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Pam Wong
August 5, 2010

My prayers are with you and your family.

Jeffrey Weiss - Houston
August 4, 2010
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Mary Ragland
August 4, 2010
Dear Dave & family; I extend my heartfelt sympathies following the passing of your beloved wife, Lenora. St John 14: Lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the word. God bless!
Betty J. Kebede
August 4, 2010
So sorry about your loss Dave, our prayers are with you and your children.
Cara Wilson
August 3, 2010

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Greg Dagley
August 3, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. You and the children are in our prayers.

Mike and Kathy Mackey
Mike Mackey
August 3, 2010
Dear Dave, Ben and Gracie,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!

Pan and Brock Beatty
Pan Beatty
August 3, 2010
Lenora was a great lady! We essentially grew up together. When I think of Lenny I think of her singing and laughing.
Paul Walker
August 3, 2010
To the family and friends of Lenora Carlson my deepest condolences. May God provide peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Diane Steinbeck
August 3, 2010
Lenora was part of a warm, welcoming group of moms I met at Donovan Park when I first moved to the Heights. I've thought of her often, her laugh, her care for her children, and for extended family. I'm so sorry. She leaves so many rich memories. My blessings and condolences to Dave, Ben, Grace, and the many other dear friends and family members. Sabrina Strawn
Sabrina Strawn
August 3, 2010
dave, ben and grace....you are in our thoughts and prayers. lenora is a blessing from god, and she will live on in each of you, and in all of the lives she touched so dearly. love...the chadwicks
John Chadwick
August 3, 2010
The last time I saw Lenny she was smiling and happy. It was at Staci and Darren's wedding and she had driven up in a van with her family (carrying on a Post family tradition). I met Dave, Ben, and Grace for the first time and got to see Lenny delighted and happy in being a wife and mother. That is a memory of her that I will keep.
To the Carlsons and Posts I give my sincere condolences. We will all miss her.
Carl Froelich
Carl Froelich
August 2, 2010
It seems that Lenny has been a part of my life forever. We have been friends since jr high, through high school, and into our college years. My daughter's favorite younger boy is Ben--and one of her choices for another mom was Lenny. Funny, as I always looked upon Lenny's parents in that same way. Lenny brought so much joy to those she knew...and I have so many funny (hilarious) memories of her as she grew into the woman she became. I will miss her so very much. My heart and prayers are with Dave, Ben, and Grace; with Vicki and Don. I know Lenny is in a better place, but she will be sorely missed.
Denise (Tankersley) Nichols
August 2, 2010
Don, Vickie, Dave, Ben, Grace, Darren, I only knew your daughter, wife,
mother and sister as a little girl and once as a Mother and wife in 2000.
I was impressed both times- May peace and God's love help you through
this difficult situation. Bill and Georgene Harrison, Spokane, WA
Bill Harrison
August 2, 2010
We are so very sorry for your loss.

Jim & Melissa Hendrix
Jim Hendrix
August 2, 2010
Lenny was always so kind and loving to my mom. She was so special. God truly has a new angel. Her memory will be kept alive through her kids and the wonderful things she has taught them.
Diane Bender
August 2, 2010
I went to Crockett High School in Austin with Lenora. I was in the Class of '77, she was in the Class of '79. We were in choir together. In fact, we were both in the Crockett choir group that went to England for a concert tour in the Summer of '77.

I have wonderful memories of "Lenny." She was beautiful, inside and out.

I and another old high-school friend had lunch with Lenny several years ago, when I found out that she, too, was now living here in Houston. I haven't seen her since then. But I know she was a believer in the Lord, so I'm confident she's safe in His arms now. And I know she's using her wonderful voice, singing in a heavenly choir.

My life is richer, because I knew Lenora.
Jack Chambers
August 2, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Lenora when my oldest son and her daughter Gracie entered Kindergarten at St. John's school. They quickly became fast friends and through their friendship, I gained another friend in Lenora. Lenora was such a positive, loving, and funny person. Words do not express the heartache I feel for Lenora and her family. To Dave, Ben, and Gracie- please know that you are in our prayers.

With love,
Mariana, Cameron and Lucas Pope
Mariana Pope
August 2, 2010
Dave, Ben and Grace,

Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.

Angela, Rick, Mark, & Lauren Vabulas (Spring, TX)
August 2, 2010
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have many fond memories of Lenora. May God rest her soul and give Dave and her family strength in this time of need.
Sophia Mafrige
Sophia Mafrige
August 2, 2010
My sweet neighbor and friend on the boulevard in the Heights. We first met when we both ran outside in our pajamas to talk to the work crews laying cable on the boulevard because they were making so much noise it was waking the kids. We became fast friends and I truly loved Lenora, although we had lost touch in the last few years, but always thought of her. Lenora just beemed a light of kindness and you always felt better after being in her presence. My whole family is extremely sadden and shocked to hear about Lenora. Dave, Ben and Grace our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Connie, Bob, Michael & Erin McCreight
Connie McCreight
August 2, 2010
I was honored to know Lenora while studying for our law degrees at South Texas College of Law. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this time of sorrow and loss. The world has lost a truly kind-hearted, loving soul in Lenora.

God bless you,

Fred Wagner
Fred Wagner
August 2, 2010
So shocked and sad to hear of Lenora's passing. We were friends while we lived in the Heights area of Houston. Fun Memories of going to Heights park with our kids, and going to her house on Heights Blvd. and swimming in her pool . Memories of an outgoing, vibrant woman, so full of life. Dave my thoughts are with you and family in this most difficult time. Chris and Lana Dalston
Lana Dalston
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