Harriet J. Carlson, 82

February 17, 2015

Harriet J. Carlson, 82, passed away at her Lancaster, PA, home on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born in Racine, WI, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Eva (Pfleger) Anclam. Harriet’s husband of 56 years, Raymond L. Carlson, died in 2012.

A graduate of William Horlick High School in Racine, she was a homemaker until later in life when she worked in retail at Liz Claiborne in the Tanger Outlets. Harriet was a great mother and she was the best friend and confidant to her daughter Diana. She enjoyed gourmet cooking, baking, entertaining, quilt making, stitchery, sewing and bowling. Harriet was of the Presbyterian Faith.

Harriet is survived by two daughters: Cynthia S., wife of Robert L. Smith, Jr., of Rio Rancho, NM, and Diana L. Carlson of Lancaster, PA; two sons: David M. Carlson, husband of Nancy L. of Willow Street, PA, and Richard S. Carlson, husband of Tamara L. of Lancaster, PA; and four grandsons, two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Anclam, husband of Josie of Racine, WI.

Memorial Services will be held 2:30 pm Friday, February 27, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with Rev. Dr. Donald W. Hackett officiating. Harriet’s family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the church. Burial will be private. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Condolences to the Family

March 05, 2015

Dear Fellow Carlsons,
You have been on my mind these past weeks, and heart aches for the loss of your mother and my aunt.
Boy did I love her sense of humor. And she wasn’t shy with the family gossip, either! Both good qualities in my book.
I know you will miss her greatly, you are a close knit family and it is especially difficult when you lose the last parent. And we all have lost the last of that generation of Carlsons. I am so glad that they got together from time to time to share their personalites and stories with us.
To all of you, be well and walk in peace.
Karen Carlson

March 01, 2015

So thankful that I was able to see her, Uncle Ray, Diana & David a few years back while showing our dogs in Gettysburg.  Nephew Jeff & wife Tricia Anclam.

February 27, 2015

Harriet was a wonderful person and will surely be missed.  One of my fondest memories of knowing Harriet is when we had Friday night pizza at a Slice of Brooklyn.  She and I had a really fun time.  She shared her family photos.  Sleep with the Angels!  Paula  Schott

February 26, 2015

I’m just so sorry to hear that Harriet is gone, but I know she’s in a better place.  She was a good friend who helped me through a hard time in my life. I will always be thankful to her. She will be missed. 

February 22, 2015

Tom and I were so sorry to hear the sad news.  Harriet and Ray were our neighbors for over 30 years and we have nice memories of sitting on their deck with Ray’s gin and tonics.  I know Harriet will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched.  We are in Florida so will not be at the services but our thoughts will be with all of you.  Carolyn Smith

Friday, February 27, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
140 E. Orange St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
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