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