Marilyn Carlson

Marilyn P. Carlson (Purdy)

Monday, September 29th, 1930 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Obituary

LATHAM - Marilyn P. Carlson, of Latham, New York, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

She was born on September 29, 1930, to Arthur Purdy and Edith Turnpenny. Marilyn attended The Elwood Franklin School in Buffalo NY and graduated from Albany High School. She was a member of Sigma Theta Literary Society. After graduation she went to work for National Commercial Bank and Trust Company where she met and married the love of her life Curtis M. Carlson who passed away 15 years ago on October 25, 2004.

After marriage, Marilyn focused on raising her two children. She loved to camp, and was a very active member in her church. Marilyn had a generous heart and well known for her generosity. Her other great love were her animals, particularly her cocker spaniels, Puff, Mittens, Callie, Cinder, Satin, Snuggles and Lady. She also had a fondness for birds, especially cardinals.

The absolute stars in her life were her grandchildren.

She is survived by her brother Robert (Elizabeth) Purdy, son Mark Carlson (Catharine) of Claremont CA, daughter Beth (James) Horton, Magnolia DE and grandchildren David Carlson of San Francisco, CA, Michael Carlson, Israel, Carly Horton, Arlington Virginia and Jennifer Brown, Boston, MA.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:30 am at Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110. A viewing hour will precede the service on Saturday from 9:30 -10:30 am. Interment immediately following at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Loudonville Presbyterian Church, 22 Old Niskayuna Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 or to your local church.

Condolence book at bowenandparkerbros.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home
    Address
    97 Old Loudon Road
    Latham, NY 12110
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home
    Address
    97 Old Loudon Road
    Latham, NY 12110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Elaine Woroby
  • Interment

    Location
    Albany Rural Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Avenue
    Menands, NY 12204
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Webster

Posted at 09:10pm
We will miss Marilyn as she practiced a Christian life. She always had a smile and kind words. Marilyn was very supportive of the young people in our church and generous to the Boy Scouts by giving donations. We miss Marilyn and send our sympathy for her family. Lora, Tom, Nick and Zack Webster.
W

weller

Posted at 11:48am
Dick and I remember both of your parents with the fondest of memories at Latham Community Baptist Church. Our deepest condolences. Richard And Betty Weller
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