Dorothy Helen Carlsen
1929 - 2020
Dorothy Helen (Markussen)
Sept. 26, 1929-
March 24, 2020
Columbus, GA - Age 90, died peacefully at home with family after a long battle with dementia and arthritis. Born in Brooklyn, New York of Norwegian Immigrants. Graduated from Ft Hamilton High School, Brooklyn, New York, and Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York.
She was a Parish Worker for the Lutheran Church, a pastor's wife, a world traveler, weaver, artist, active in the Columbus community, a woman of great faith, and a permanent resident of church pew: row 3, seat B. Everyone who met her loved her.
Survived by her husband of 61 years, The Reverend Harry A. Carlsen Jr. Family: Daughter: Martha Carlsen (Columbus, GA), Son: Jeffrey and Kami (Frecks) Carlsen (Lexington Park, MD), and grandchildren Christiania and John (Allen) Eitreim (Columbus, GA), Harry A. Carlsen III (Glendale, AZ), Karol Carlsen (Portland, ME), Astri Carlsen and Hannah Carlsen (Lexington Park, MD).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Thompson-Pound Art Program (TAP) of Columbus, GA c/o Chattahoochee Valley Episcopalian Ministries (CVEM), PO Box 5811, Columbus, GA 31906.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Published by Ledger-Enquirer on Apr. 1, 2020.
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Blessed be her memory. I met her when Harry and I were at LBI together. She has left a legacy of faith and witness for family and friends.
Louise Eklund Anderson
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Louise Anderson
September 23, 2020
I just found a letter dated 2004 she'd written to me about my mom's passing and I so appreciated all that she shared about my mom with whom she was best friends though junior and senior high school. I am so sorry for your loss. Seems the world has lost two amazing women.
Laurie Card Hanly
July 27, 2020
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