December 20, 1947 – September 19, 2017
Elaine Carlson 12-20-47 – 9-19-17
On September 19, 2017, with family by her side, this beautiful soul left this life, peacefully entering the gates of heaven.
Born, Gatha Elaine Herron, on December 20, 1947 to J.W. and Bondenia (Spencer) Herron, in Climax, TX. Elaine graduated from Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado where she spent much of her childhood and where she found the love of her life, Donald R. Carlson. They were married on April 20, 1968 and from that union, two children, Roger and Jolene.
Elaine found much joy in being active in her church, hospital auxiliary and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She was a homemaker and worked in retail for many years. Elaine loved reading books, stamping and coloring. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear, Elaine was loyal, loving and kind. She had a beautiful smile, sweet spirit and loved both giving and receiving hugs.
Her parents, Jessie W. Herron and Bondenia (Spencer) Herron preceded her in death.
Survived by her loving husband, Donald R. Carlson; son Roger Carlson, daughter Jolene (Carlson) Senek and spouse Gene Senek; sister Janet Morgan; brother-in-law Eldridge Carlson; (niece Marian Morgan, nephew Ian Morgan) and three grandchildren, Shelby Senek, Mallory Senek and Jessie Carlson.
Family visitation will be at Bratcher Funeral Home on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6-8PM.
Funeral services will be held at Parkside Baptist Church, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10AM. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Climax, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkside Baptist Church – Hurricane Harvey Relief fund or HHGC.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Dr. and Mrs. Carol Merrick
September 21, 2017
Carol and I are very sad at the loss of our precious friend and family of The Sunday Seminar each week. Elaine always had a cheerful word, a kind gesture and heart-felt care for us and everyone she encountered. We lost one of the "good people," but we're grateful she is in heaven with her Savior, rewarded well for her love and service to him on earth. We will pray for the family, and we'll love on DR as these days go by.
September 20, 2017
Thinking of you guys and lifting up your family