Pamela Platt Carlson

July 2, 1954November 18, 2018

Pamela Platt Carlson, 64, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Loyal Carlson, Jr; devoted mother of Jessica Carlson; cherished sister of Kathy (Bruce) Recher and John (Kathryn) Platt III; fond aunt of Jeffrey and Mark Recher and William Platt. She was preceded in death by her father John H. Platt Jr. and her mother Katherine Platt, nee Steed. Pamela attended Sunset Ridge Elementary in Northfield, IL and went on to graduate from New Trier High School in 1972. She earned a paralegal degree from Mallinckrodt College in 1982 and graduated from the College of Lake County in 2007. Pamela shared her love of reading and her library science expertise for many years on the staff of the Deerfield Public Library. Later in life, Pamela earned a cum laude Bachelor of General Studies from North Park University. While attending, she became a member of the National Omicron PSI Society, and they awarded her an academic honors certificate on April 26, 2013. Pamela will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 11 AM, at Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner Rd, Northfield IL 60093. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation,


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Mary Jane Morley

December 10, 2018

Pamela was so cheerful and full of living her life. I am just so proud of all the college courses she took to get her many degrees because I know it wasn't easy for her. I only saw her at church but we would catch up about what she was doing and her laugh filled the air with such joy. She loved the Lord and the Lord will give her a high five when she enters heaven. Good job loyal servant.
Bless her whole family especially Skip and Jessica,
Mary Jane Morley

Julie Maranto

December 10, 2018

The world is a little darker without Pamela, but heaven has a new beloved angel. I will never forget Pamela’s unmatched determination and perseverance regardless of any obstacle. It was a living inspiration to witness. She unfailingly offered encouragement to all even while she herself was struggling. Sending my love and peace to her bereft friends and family.

Jill Reynolds

December 9, 2018

Pamela you were deeply loved by me and I am so sad to loose you here on Earth, but know you are in your Saviors arms in heaven with Jesus. I am praying for healing with your families broken heart.

Michael Platt

December 4, 2018

Ever since she was quite young, Pamela was always cheerful and positive in addressing the world. Her pleasant demeanor, good attitude and bright smile will live on in those who knew her or came in contact with her. She will be missed.

Jan Kohler

December 4, 2018

We miss you Pamela, but are thankful for your place in heaven because of your faith in Jesus! We spoke often by phone, enjoyed meals at Red Lobster, and always spoke of our thankfulness to God in helping us live day by day, in the rough times and in times of celebration! I will miss Pamela’s laugh! Our love and prayers continue for Skip and Jessica!

Liz Weeks

December 2, 2018

Pamela was such a vivacious and positive friend. When she wanted to do something she would do it. She and I were so proud that she recently graduated from college.

She and I would get together every two weeks or so for lunch. I will miss her and our fun outings that we had.

My heartfelt condolences .

Love, Liz Weeks