Marilyn Carlson

May 16, 1933October 10, 2018

Marilyn Carlson, age 85, of Redford, Michigan passed away on Wednesday October 10, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Duane. Loving mother of Diane (Jose, Steve-deceased) Matanzas, Darlene (Larry) Wilson, Stephen (Beth) Carlson, Joseph (Bobbie) Carlson, Douglas (Tom) Carlson, and Ann-Marie Carlson. Cherished grandmother of Joel (Rachael) Matanzas, Kristopher Matanzas, Eric (Nicole) Wilson, Jenifer (Jim) Nelson, Chelsey (Ryan) Carlson, Phillip Carlson, Jade and Makenzie Siren. Proud great grandmother of seven.

She was predeceased by her mother Ilene Chambers and father Hector Chambers, her brothers Donald (Edythe) and David (Judy) and her sister Betty (Bill) Paris.

A visitation for Marilyn will be held on Sunday, October 14 from noon to 4:00 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Rd, Redford, MI 48239, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the Michigan Humane Society.

Marilyn was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Family truly meant everything to her. She was kind and friendly and never judged. She had many friends and welcomed everyone to her home. We know that she has been reunited with her love, "Daddy," and is at peace. We will speak of her often, keeping her memory alive. Marilyn is in our hearts forever.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 14, 2018

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Jan Foster

October 12, 2018

My memories of my good friend, Marilyn, go back many, many years. She introduced me to coffee when Bill and I moved next door back in 1954. While her little Diane and my Gail were playing, Marilyn and I would sit at her kitchen table and drink coffee - and talk, and talk and talk. As the years went on, we both proceeded to add five more children to our families and, even though we both moved away, we somehow managed to keep in touch over these many years. Marilyn was unique - a friend you could always count on, a friend whose door was always open, a friend who was always there to listen. I will miss her terribly, and my deep sympathy goes out to her loving family.