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Carole Louise Carlson

Carole Louise Carlson, 69, of Medford Ore., went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 12, 2011, with her loving family by her side. Carole was born on August 13, 1941, in Astoria Ore., to Mildred and Harriett Robertson. Carole married Dwain Pace and they had three sons, Kelly, Chris and Kyle Pace. Carole later remarried to Warren Carlson and shared a son, Erik Carlson. Warren and Carole were married for 31 years and raised their four boys in Eugene, Ore.

After retiring as a switchboard operator at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., Warren and Carole relocated to Medford and built a beautiful home. Carole loved her family and friends. Her favorite activities included socializing and entertaining. She was a wonderful cook, canner and decorator. Carole took great joy in creating a beautiful yard and garden. She was very proud of her flowers and the happiness they brought to everyone. Carole had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. On her favorite days she could be found shopping or spending quality time with her beloved friends and family laughing about the many wonderful stories of her life.

Carole was a very proud person who worked hard for everything she had and instilled her hard work ethic with her children. Carole was an outstanding mother, mother-in-law, grandmother (Bami), loving wife, devoted friend and a passionate American citizen.

Carole is survived by her four sons, Kelly Pace, Chris Pace, Kyle Pace and Erik Carlson; her four daughters in law, Amanda Pace, Tamara Pace, Angi Pace and Neely Carlson; seven grandchildren, Tonya Dunlap, of Portland, Lacey Pace, Toni Pace, Theresa Pace and Robert Pace, all of Eugene, Dhariane Pace, Danielle Pace, and Abigail Carlson, all of Medford; one great-granddaughter, Tatum Dunlap, of Portland; and her companion for the last several years, Ted Hughes, of Salem.

A service is being held Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at Table Rock Fellowship, 3610 N. Pacific Hwy., Medford, OR. A burial service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Rd., Eagle Point, OR. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to the Disabled Veterans of America or the Humane Society in your local area.

Carole Louise Carlson