Elsie H. (Holmes) Carlson

Born: Wed., Nov. 23, 1910
Died: Thu., Jul. 31, 2014

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Aug. 06, 2014
Location: Hutsonville Cemetery

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Mrs. Elsie H. (Holmes) Carlson, age 103, of Westminster Place, Evanston, IL and formerly of Hutsonville, Illinois, died Thursday July 31, 2014 at 7:50 PM after several months of failing health.

Born November 23, 1910 in Hutsonville, Illinois, she was the daughter of Edward and Louisa (Rains) Holmes.  In 1948 she married Earl Carlson and he preceded her in death in 1959.  Mrs. Carlson was a homemaker, philanthropist and gardener extraordinaire.  Mrs. Carlson was very proud of her flower gardens, her landscaping and trees on her small farm, Pee Wee Farm, Northfield, Illinois.  She was a member of the Wilmette Baptist Church, Wilmette, Illinois.

Survivors include two great nephews and spouses, Judge William and Mary Caisley, Normal, Illinois; Donald and Mary Caisley, Shorewood, Illinois; many cousins and nieces and nephews; four step grandchildren and several cousins in the Rains, Newlin and Guyer families in Crawford County, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959 and a great niece Jean Caisley Chabut July 27, 2014.

Graveside services will be Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Illinois.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Carlson may be made to the Wilmette Baptist Church, Wilmette, Illinois.

Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville, Illinois in charge of local arrangements.

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Carla Guyer
   Posted Mon August 04, 2014
I have happy memories of time spent at Pee Wee Farm! Even though the property was located near the Edens Expressway, you would never know it. The property had many trees, wild grapes vines and of course, a wide array of roses. Even after selling the property and moving to Westminster Place, she still had a small area for roses.
Elsie was always an encouragement. I will miss her wisdom and insight and her straightforward manner of speaking her mind. Godspeed Elsie, until we meet again.

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