Esther Alice Carlson

January 10, 1925March 3, 2012

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Park Chapel, Forest Hills, NY.

Esther Alice Carlson

January 10, 1925 - March 3, 2012 Esther Alice (Nelson) Carlson of Indianapolis, Indiana went home to be with her LORD Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the age of 87 after a long illness. Esther was born January 10, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, the fifth of six children of Swedish Immigrants Albert and Agnes (Bjurstrom) Nelson. Esther grew up in Roslindale, MA and graduated from Roslindale High School. During her youth she enjoyed being a Girl Scout and the many church activities of the Swedish Covenant Church in Boston, which she faithfully attended. Esther loved the LORD, people, family gatherings, picnics in the countryside, and traveling throughout her life. With her husband she would enjoy traveling throughout New England, Alaska, California, Sweden, Germany, wherever family and friends lived. May 3, 1947 Esther married Carl Olof Carlson of Long Island, New York, who she met through a mutual friend from her church. The young couple moved to LI where they lived for 55 years, mostly on Caryl Street in Franklin Square. They attended Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in Malverne. Esther was active in many church ministries: Women's Missionary Fellowship, Pioneer Girl Pal, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Teacher and along with her husband Youth Group Leader. Esther always had a heart for missions. Esther had a compassionate, sensitive, servant's heart for others her entire life. She was a mother and grandmother to many besides her own 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. If someone had a need, Esther did her best to meet it through babysitting, providing clothing, meals or shelter. Her home on Caryl Street was open to all and an extra place was always available at the dinner table. She enjoyed being a gracious hostess to family, friends, visiting ministers, and missionaries, always making sure everyone had a place to go for the holidays. It was said by others," Esther taught me hospitality". In 2002 Carl & Esther moved to Schroon Lake, NY where they enjoyed life in the Adirondacks. In 2006 they relocated to Indianapolis, IN where she lived until her death. Esther is loved and missed by all who knew her. She is predeceased by her four brothers and their wives and sister: Howard (Olga), Robert (Dorothy), L. Walter (Alpha), Ralph (Janet), and Dorothy A. E. Nelson of MA. Esther is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years & 10 months, Carl O. Carlson of Indianapolis, IN. Four children and their spouses: Karen E. (Richard) Isenhart of Indianapolis, IN; Janice L. (John) Corcoran of Niskayuna, NY; Carl D. (Susan) Carlson of Schroon Lake, NY; Eric D. (Linda) Carlson of Levittown, NY.


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2012

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Alex and Sarah Joungblood and Family

March 10, 2012

We offer our love and sincere condolences and prayers....

March 9, 2012

Thinking of you today and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please extend our deepest sympathies to Esther's family. May God keep you all in His care.
Gerry and Bob Weber, Terryville, CT

Families Stenbock

March 8, 2012

Even with an ocean apart we have had the opportunity to know Esther and her lovely way. The family bands are tight and being even a perifier part of the family is important to us. We will keep the memory of Esther in our hearts.
With love and tears!

Janice L. Carlson Corcoran

March 8, 2012

My mother, Esther, was the most loving mother anyone could have. She opened her arms to those in need and welcome many to our table at home. I rejoice that she is in heaven, with our Lord Jesus Christ. I miss her dearly; she was not just my mother, but my dear friend. One day, I will see her in heaven again. What a glorious reunion that will be!
Esther was a very loving mother-in-law. She welcomed me into the family, as a son. I miss her and will never forget her.
Janice L.(Carlson) and John Corcoran
daughter and son-in-law

Sherry Stevenson

March 8, 2012

Janice, John, Amanda & Kelly Corcoran, I was so sorry to hear that your Mom/Grandmother had passed away. She is in a far better place now with no more suffering. I feel blessed to have met Mrs. Carlson many years ago when she & her husband came to Kodiak, Alaska to visit her family. My thoughts & prayers are with your entire family.

Love always,

Sherry L. Stevenson (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Ben & Susan Olivieri

March 8, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife & mother. While we aren't able to be with you at this time, you are in our hearts & prayers. God Bless. We love you.

Dick Isenhart

March 8, 2012

I always thought of her as my "other Mom" after I joined the Carlson family as Karen's husband in 1970. She made me feel like "part of the family". I love her and will greatly miss her. She was the best!

Carol Decker

March 8, 2012

I will always remember my Aunty Esther. So many memories...too hard to name the best ones. Our families were close and we spent so many occasions together. Christmas was always a highlight. As our families gathered for meals I remember Uncle Carl saying grace...he prayed that everyone in the family would come to know our Savior and be present in heaven together. Now another person around that table has joined the others in already there. That prayer echoes in my mind and I think of each young one that has come along. To the family...each one...what a wonderful hope we have that we can meet each other again with great joy because of Jesus Christ. May your hearts be really comforted....the best is yet to come.
Carol Decker (Hurley, NY)

Joan Ventruo

March 7, 2012

Memories of laughter and smiles--holds a special place in our hearts.....
Joan (Carlson) and Jim Venturo

amy good

March 7, 2012

To me you were more than a neighbor you were a grandmother to me and I think you were a wonderful person with a beutiful soul always remember you'll be with me in my heart. <3