April 16, 1927 — March 23, 2013
A graveside service is planned for Thursday, March 28, for Gloria Carlson, who died on Saturday, March 23, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Carlson was born in Selma on April 16, 1927, the youngest of two daughters, to Anna and John Berg. She grew up and attended schools in Kingsburg. After working for Bank of America for four years, she met and married the love of her life, Reuel Carlson in 1950 and moved to Patterson.
As a lifelong member of the Covenant Church, Mrs. Carlson was very involved in teaching Sunday school, creating and maintaining the church library and serving on numerous committees. Her family said she would be remembered for her constant smile and cheerful demeanor. She had an everlasting love of family. Each child and grandchild was a blessing to her. Mrs. Carlson’s children and grandchildren remember her home as always being full of love. She will be missed deeply by her family and friends.
Mrs. Carlson is survived by her children, Joanne Bockhold and her husband, Brad, of Placerville, Joyce Lingrel and her husband Gary, of Modesto, Philip Carlson and his wife, Elizabeth, of Patterson; her grandchildren, Christina Mussetter and husband, Tyler, Nicholas Carlson, and wife, Jamie, Erin Cole and husband, Danny, Brandon Carlson, Christopher Carlson and her great grandchildren, Milo Mussetter, Grace Carlson and Phoebe Carlson. Mrs. Carlson was preceded in death by her husband, Reuel, her sister, Pauline Johnson and her granddaughter, Katy Bockhold.
A visitation will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson. The graveside service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 at Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 Highway 33, Patterson followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Patterson Covenant Church, 435 W. Las Palmas Ave.
Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave, Patterson, is handling the arrangements.