OBITUARY

Mrs. Pansy Lascaro

June 1, 1924August 9, 2018
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Pansy Jean Carter Lascaro, 94, of Hot Springs passed away August 8, 2018. She was born June 1, 1924 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late James Lafayette and Pearl Lena Cole Carter. Her parents instilled within her a great love of education. She was a true pioneer of women; she graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana with a degree in Chemistry, at a time when not many women went at all. Pansy worked as a medical technologist for many doctors in the Hot Springs area including Dr. Joseph Rosenswag, Dr. Haynes Jackson, and Dr. Walter Klugh. She later retired as the Director of Chemistry from St. Joseph Hospital where she obtained much recognition as a woman in her field. She was very conscientious when examining results, often repeating tests if something seemed less than accurate. Along with her brilliant mind Pansy also had many interests and hobbies. She loved music and dancing and was in a dance band in college that played every weekend; she was talented enough to play several instruments. She was also a gifted gardener, something she enjoyed into the very late years of her life. She extended this love as a Charter Member of Garvan Woodland Gardens. Pansy was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and shared her faith with others by teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir and was a benefactor of the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home for Girls. She was also a member of the Arkansas Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Dorcas Guild. Pansy and her husband, Nicholas, passed their love of learning to their three children Nicholas C. Lascaro, Anna Jean Geltner, and Susan Antoinette Lascaro. Pansy is survived by her three children, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and her church family at Westminster Presbytarian.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, August 13, 2018
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Deborah Roberts

August 13, 2018

Jeanie and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Tiffany Ferguson-Kilzer

August 13, 2018

Elizabeth, Anna and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mimi's passing. I know that she is standing with our Lord Jesus. I have so many wonderful memories of Mimi as a child and teenager growing up on the lake with my best friend, Elizabeth. I know that this is a difficult time for all of you and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful women, Mimi was. Thank you for the memories. May God bless you and your family and may you find comfort in knowing that Mimi and Papa are together again.

I love you all,
Tiffany Ferguson-Kilzer

Linda Bennetts ' Auto

August 13, 2018

Bold prayers for you all as you go on.

Ethel Still

August 12, 2018

Mimi, always asked how my kids were when I would come to visit her son in law (my brother brian Geltner). I loved visiting with mimi. I am going to miss her.

Elizabeth Chapmond

August 12, 2018

Heaven gained a pretty special lady right here. She was one of the strongest, smartest, savviest women I’ve ever known and I’m proud to call her my Mimi. She lived an incredible 94 years. She was a true pioneer of women; she graduated from Louisiana Tech University in a day when not many women went at all. She studied chemistry and biology and played in a band in the early 40’s. She later became the director of chemistry for St. Joseph Hospital from which she obtained much recognition as a woman in her field and ran a computer in the early 80’s the size of my industrial refrigerator! She could definitely be “like a boss”! She was an incredible cook; she made me a butterscotch pie every year for my bday and taught me the secret recipe of our family’s traditional Christmas Eve clam chowder. She gave me her love of cooking and photography and a whole lot of business savvy. Some of my earliest childhood memories are sitting with her on her balcony watching storms roll across the lake, or sitting on the swing on the deck with my head in her lap. She was a Christian, a scientist, cook, photographer, teacher, musician, business woman, mother, Mimi, and so much more. When I was a little bitty kid she and my papa taught me math, (and some Itallian curse words), by playing dominos and in high school she tutored me in algebra, she was SO smart. She journaled every day and I’m fortunate to have a lot of those old journals that I love to read. When my Nicholas was born she was the first to babysit him and the three of us had season tickets to the Ar. arts center children’s theater and the Rep and enjoyed many outings to the theater. There just simply aren’t words to express the depth of who she was as a person or as my Mimi. She is certainly part of me and will forever be with me. There are already so many things I wish I could still ask her.

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