Obituary: Mary Carlson, 88, Ludington.

October 10, 2019

Mary Carlson

Obituary: Mary Carlson, 88, Ludington.

Mary E. Carlson, 88, of Ludington passed away peacefully, Monday, September 30, 2019. She was born March 5, 1931 in Ludington to Ewald and Gladys (Hamilton) Carlson. 

Mary graduated from Ludington High School in 1949. She went on to graduate from Hurley Hospital School of Nursing in Flint in 1953. Mary worked as a registered nurse for 48 years. 

She was a life member at the Community Church in Ludington where she was a church officer and a member of the OES Chapter in Ludington. Mary enjoyed crafts, music, sewing and shopping. She also loved her dogs Toto and Tiger and playing the bells at church.

Mary is survived by one child; several nieces, Tammy Smakal, Trudy Lombard, Joyce Finch, Joanne French and Debbie Lukacs; nephew Bob Donker; sister-in-law Darlene French; daughter-in-law Jennifer St. James; and grandsons Seneca and Julian St. James. Many great nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Brion St. James and her brothers, Donald, Robert and Roger French.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Community Church in Ludington.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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