Anita Cecile Carson
January 3, 1933 – September 29, 2021
Anita (Nita) C. Carson
Long time Fort Collins resident Anita (Nita) C. Carson returned to her heavenly home on September 29, 2021. Nita was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. Nita’s strong faith and loving guidance through the years strongly influenced her family members, friends and many individuals in the community.
Nita was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 3, 1933 to Glenn and Eloise Choate, and grew up in Denver. She attended East High School in Denver, graduating in 1951 and attended Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now Colorado State University) in Fort Collins with an interest in biology.
Nita was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She met the love of her life, R. Neal Carson in Fort Collins, and they were married on August 25, 1952, at City Park Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.
She is survived by three children, Scott R. Carson, and wife Bonnie of Fruita, Colorado, Susan C Hendrickson of Windsor, Colorado, James R. Carson, and wife Rhonda of Anchorage, Alaska. She is also survived by two brothers, Byron D. Choate and Harold J. Choate of Evergreen, Colorado.
The joy of her life were her grandchildren, Jeffrey Neal Hendrickson and his wife, Danielle of Queen Creek, Arizona, Jessica M. Chang and her husband, Patrick, of Denver, Colorado, and her great-grandchildren, Mason B. Hendrickson, Avery C. Hendrickson and Alexandra L. Chang.
Nita worked for Poudre R-1 School District as a PERA Aide in several elementary schools and at Fort Collins High School, where she retired after 20 years of service in 1988. She and Neal were members of the Faith Evangelical Church during their married years. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Collindale Women’s Golf, and also a member of the Questers and P.E.O. Chapter EX.
Neal and Nita resided in Fort Collins for 64 years enjoying the Colorado mountains, golfing at City Park, hiking many trails together, as well as summer family trips to East Coast to visit family. They enjoyed several trips abroad as well.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Glenn and Lois Choate, her beloved husband, R. Neal Carson, and her younger sister, Beverly J. Van Why.
Many that knew Nita described her as a woman of great faith, gracious, classy, courageous, compassionate and an inspiration to all.
A celebration of life will be held early next summer in Fort Collins. The family requests that contributions be made in the name of Nita C. Carson to Pathways, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.