Goldie L. Carlson, 90, of 202 Forest St., Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away peacefully at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in her home.
A Sugar Grove resident for most of her life, she was born Sept. 7, 1922, in James City, Pa., a daughter of the late Durward and Anna Bergren Johnson.
In previous years she had worked as a custodian for the Eisenhower High School and also the Grace United Methodist Church in Warren, Pa. She also did private duty home health care in Sugar Grove for several years.
Goldie L. Carlson
She was an active member of the Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, bible school teacher, financial secretary, sang in the choir and was a member of the Covenant Women.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother who dearly loved her God and family. She loved to spend time reading, doing puzzles, working with ceramics and painting. She also enjoyed babysitting for the grandchildren for many years.
Surviving are five daughters, Darlene (Maynard) Sweeney of Russell, Pa., Karen (Ernest) Wiltsie of Russell, Pa., Deanna (James) Smeltzer of Sugar Grove, Pa., Sharon Carlson of Sugar Grove, Pa., and Charlotte (Lawrence) Habbel of Nags Head, N.C.; two sons, John (Suzanne) Carlson of West Columbia, Texas and Ernest (Mary) Carlson of Sugar Grove, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Johnson of Mayville, N.Y.; and two sisters, Luella Jones of Sinclairville, N.Y., and Nancy Kuntz of Gerry, N.Y.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Iner Carlson who died in 1963; a son, Otto Carlson; two brothers, Durward Johnson, Jr., and Bernard Johnson; and two sisters, Donna Youngberg and Alice Carlson.
The funeral was held at noon on Saturday, March 9 in the Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove, Pa. The Rev. Brian Haight, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Mission Covenant Cemetery.
Friends were received from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 8 in the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday in the church.
Memorials may be made to the Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church, 7205 Matthews Run Rd., Sugar Grove, PA 16350 or to the Covenant Children's Home, 60 Hicksville Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416.
Light a candle in remembrance of Goldie at www.lindfuneralhome.com.