Ann Carlson (nee Scott), 81, of Royal Oak, died peacefully at home Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, after a battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Detroit. Mrs. Carlson graduated from Hazel Park High School and married her sweetheart, Mark Carlson, in 1948. She worked at Wayne Oakland Bank and for the city of Royal Oak; was an active member of Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Shrine Mothers Club and the Shrine bridge group; and helped with the South Oakland Shelter. A resident of Royal Oak for most of her life, Mrs. Carlson served in recent years on the board of her condominium association and loved her neighbors. She enjoyed golf, gardening, traveling, reading and baking. Her family meant everything to her and she will be missed by many good friends and excellent caregivers. She was predeceased by her husband, Mark, parents Margaret (Glenn) Scott and Michael Scott, brother Michael Scott and sister, Dorothy (Scott) Redmer. Surviving are her children, Lynn (Keith) Marks, Scott (Susan) Carlson, Patrice (Tom) Hill, Bob (Emma) Carlson; sister, Margaret (Scott) Connolly and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Visitation, 28 p.m. Wednesday, Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W.11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; in state, 9:30 a.m. Thursday until time of funeral Mass, 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak; memorials in lieu of flowers: MakeAWish Foundation or Hospice of Michigan.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Nov. 13, 2007.
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