Donna Carlson
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Donna Carlson, 74, of Longmont, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, after a long fight against lymphatic cancer complicated by recent lung infection and inflammation. Donna's family and many wonderful friends knew her to be the kindest, most generous, and caring person who made it her daily goal to live by the Golden Rule. Donna grew up in Salina, Kansas with her parents, Carl and Ruth, and her younger sister, Janet. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and started teaching in Kansas City. From 1970 until her retirement in 2004, Donna taught at Longs Peak Middle School as a dedicated coach and a well-liked teacher. After retiring, she continued her caring legacy by working as an elder caregiver and as a part-time office administrator. Donna and the love of her life, Marc, married in 1970 and were blessed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They lived a truly blessed life together thanks to the Grace and Mercy of God. Donna was an avid reader, enjoyed keeping her mind sharp with word games and jigsaw puzzles, taking daily walks with her husband and her dogs, and was happiest when spending time with her family. Donna and Marc worshipped at Life Bridge Christian Church for over 40 years, where Donna helped create and manage the children's library. Donna is survived by her family: Marc, an estate planning attorney in Longmont; beloved children, Matt (Sarah) Carlson of Katy, Texas, and Katie (David) Mooney of Castle Rock, Colorado; sister Janet and niece Rees; and surrogate daughter, Melanie Purcell. Donna deeply cherished her seven grandchildren: Chase, Kinley, Rylie, and Cade Carlson, and Ethan, Makayla, and Reagan Mooney. Memorial gifts may be made to the Longmont Humane Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Published in Longmont Times-Call on Dec. 31, 2020.
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Melanie J Purcell
January 1, 2021
To Marc and the family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Donna. I wish I had known that she had been ill so I could of reached out to her and the family. I have known Donna for 52 years and she was the most giving, kind, big hearted and loving person I know. Her life was a reflection of how Christ would want us to live our lives. She was an angel sent to so many of us. I always looked up to her and she had such high values. Celebrate her life as I know she would want you to. She will be deeply missed!. In his love, Patti McNitt
Patti McNitt
January 1, 2021
To The Carlson Family,
Mike and I were sorry to read of Donna's passing. She was a real trooper with these latest medical issues, as she has been all along. Mike really enjoyed his teaching years with Donna-she was fun, helpful, pleasant and a great co-worker. I enjoyed her kind demeanor and spirit, too. We got to catch up later at Lifebridge-she seemed to keep moving!
Please accept our condolences. Donna was a neat lady.
Mike and Sue Knaus
Mike and Sue Knaus
January 1, 2021
Donna was a kind person, wonderful colleague and good teacher. I admired her and enjoyed working with her at Longs Peak. My sincere sympathy goes to her family and friends. ---Joyce Brooks
Joyce Brooks
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