Lucy E. Carlson

Lucy E. Carlson, 84, died May 16, 2002, at Whidbey General Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was born July 23, 1917, in Minneapolis to Mertella (Russler) and Carl Hermann Peterson.

Mrs. Carlson had served as church organist at various churches for over 50 years. It was as a church organist that she met her husband, Robert W. Carlson, who was the director of the choir. They were married in Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 23, 1962.

The two moved to Whidbey Island in 1967 and settled in Clinton. Mrs. Carlson had served as church organist for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clinton, Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland and St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Carlson of Freeland; a daughter, Diane Murray in Mexico; three sons, Ronald C. Herman of Seattle, Richard Hermann of Bellingham, and Ronald Carlson of Bothell; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson; a brother, Carl Peterson and his wife, Gloria, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Leona Rushmeier of Minneapolis and Marian Peterson and her husband, Richard, of Burien; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. May 23 at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church with the Rev. Nigel Taber, the Rev. Mikkel Hustad and the Rev. Paul Benz officiating. Inurnment will be held at the church’s columbarium.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.

More in Obituaries

Alice Marie Hagstrom Cydell: April 15, 1932 – April 6, 2018

Alice Marie Hagstrom Cydell, age 85, passed away on April 6, 2018… Continue reading

Reginald V . Leffler: Dec. 28, 1924 – July 2, 2018

Reginald Victor Leffler, 93 resident of Mount Vernon for the past four… Continue reading

Elizabeth Ann Williamson: Aug. 11, 1957 – May 28, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Williamson, or known by “Liz” to most, was acquired in… Continue reading

Arnold Francis Pretz: April 18, 1939 – June 19, 2018

Arnold Francis Pretz of Palos Verdes Estates (48 years) and Langley (5… Continue reading

Frank Thomas Nichols: Jan. 28th, 1974 – June 21st, 2018

Captain Fish, born Frank Thomas Nichols on Jan. 28, 1974, died at… Continue reading

Donald ‘Don’ Lane: January 6, 1938 – May 30, 2018

Don was born in Ravenna, Mich. to John and Nettie Lane on… Continue reading

Joshua Vernon Bybee: July 22, 1987 – June 11, 2018

Joshua Vernon Bybee, age 30, of Freeland, died suddenly on Monday, June… Continue reading

Ferguson
John Frew Ferguson (Fergie) : Feb. 26, 1939 – June 4, 2018

Born Feb. 26, 1939 in St. Andrews, Scotland and passed away June… Continue reading

Alta Irene Brodie: Jan. 30, 1912 – May 28, 2018

Alta Irene Brodie was born Jan. 30, 1912 to Fred Cushman and… Continue reading

Most Read