Elma Carlson

Born: Tue., Jun. 12, 1928
Died: Thu., Apr. 14, 2016

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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In loving memory of Elma T Carlson


Passed away peacefully Thursday morning at The Baptist Home Brookmeade in Rhinebeck New York, April 14, 2016.


Born in Poughkeepsie New York June 12, 1928 the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle Travis.

She graduated Arlington schools,

The US Cadet Nurses Corps RN at Westchester School of Nursing in Valhalla and

Cushman Indian hospital in Tacoma Washington.


Married in 1949 to Herbert J. Carlson, Pleasant Valley, New York who predeceases her.


Elma worked private duty nursing in Westchester county,

Insurance Broker, Salt Point New York,

Board of Directors Heritage Mutual Insurance Company, Pine Plains New York and

multimedia artist in Pleasant Valley New York.


Elma was a member of the Brush and Palette Artists,

The Barrett arts Center,

Pleasant Valley Free Library board of directors

The Dutchess County Mental Health Association board of directors


Elma was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley New York

she was an elder and former director of Christian education


Survived by son John L Carlson, Florida

daughter Linda S and husband Peter Happenny, Florida,

one grandchild Rhondinna Beermunder

son Peter Carlson and companion Debra Dillinger Stanfordville New York

brothers Paul Travis and Wilbur Travis predecease her


Elma enjoyed her family, gardening, hiking, camping, nature, crafts and travel.

She touch the hearts of many and was loved by all.


Celebration of Life Memorial Service Friday, April 22 2016 at 11 AM at the

First Presbyterian Church Pleasant Valley New York

With family visitation 10 to 10:45 AM prior to the service


Memorial gifts in Lieu of flowers should be sent to:

The First Presbyterian Church PO Box 664, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 or

Pleasant Valley free library PO Box 633, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569


Private burial, Schultzville cemetery at the discretion of the family, arrangements have been entrusted with Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1840. To send an online condolence please visit www.darrowfuneralhome.org

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