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.

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