She was born July 19, 1933 in Pierre, South Dakota to Walter and Violet Potratz.
She grew up in the mountains above Hauser Lake, Idaho and graduated from Rathdrum High School in 1953.
After graduating, she joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.
While on furlough she met Mylon Stanley Carlson whom she married.
She resided in Greenacres, WA for the past sixty years.
She was preceded in death by her son Terry Carlson, her husband, Mylon Carlson, her father Walter Potratz and her brother, Kurt Potratz.
She is survived by her mother, Violet Potratz, brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Rosalie Potratz, sister-in-law, Bonita Potratz, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Howie Pederson, daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Mallicoat and Kevin Herring, daughter Tanya Sargent, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Michelle Ninness, granddaughters, Maryann Mallicoat, Dawn Renee McBane, Savannah Sargent, Chelsea Adamson, and Raechel Ninness.
Grandson Tyler Sargent and granddaughter-in-law Lisa Sargent.
grandson-in-law Cole Adamson and twin great-grandsons, Damian and Edan Bell.
She is also survived by much loved family and friends.
We’ll always cherish the memories of fishing trips, holidays, famous words, vacations, her beautiful flowers and hearty laughter.
Many thanks to Gentiva Hospice and the Cheney Care Center.
In lieu of flowers please remember Gentiva Hospice.
Visitation will be held Monday April 8, 2013 from 10:00-1:00pm with Funeral services beginning at 2:00pm at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Colonial Chapel 1306 N. Pines Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206.
Interment with Military Honors to follow at Pines Cemetery.