Linda Gail Carlson
1959 ~ 2005
Originally Published at www.kvpress.com on May 19, 2005
Linda Gail Carlson, 46, Bonners Ferry, is now serenaded by angels in the presence of the Lord. She went to be with the Lord May 14, 2005, at home with her family after an extended battle with cancer.
Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, with internment following in the Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.
Linda was born in Cottonwood, Idaho, on January 12, 1959, to Darrel and Jeannette Larson. She traveled with her parents to various locations, as her father was in the Air Force. As a teenager Linda moved back to Bonners Ferry with her mother and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1977, and during her senior year she married Wayne Carlson. Linda and Wayne began a family and continued to live in Bonners Ferry until her death.
Linda is survived by her husband of 28 years, Wayne, children Kyle Carlson, Monica Humphrey and Amanda Carlson. Kyle and wife Jypsy live in Wichita, Kansas, and have three children, Caleb, Taylor, Bishop. Monica and husband Theadore live in Corpus Christi, Texas. Amanda Carlson lives in Sandpoint with son Jonathon. She is also survived by her father, Darrel Larson, and wife Laurie of Post Falls; mother Jeanette Sweet and husband Ray, Bonners Ferry, sister Jeanie Larson, Bonners Ferry, brother Bruce Larson of San Jose, California, brother Tom Larson of Blanchard, Idaho, brother Anthony Florea of Post Falls, sister Crystal Fox of Post Falls, brother Wes Larson of Spokane. She is also survived by family loved one Clarence (Sonny) Florea and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.
Celebrating life through her faith in God is how Linda Gail Carlson lived day to day, and was the thread that held so many fabrics of family life and her spiritual family together. It is not a coincidence that her favorite moment in life was when she was knitting, sewing, crocheting, quilting and any form of mending. Her desire in life was to have memories with her family and that she did preceding her joining the heavenly choir.
Linda's faith was upper most in her life, as a member of St Ann's Catholic Church she loved worshiping and serving the church and giving to others. A long time member of the choir, Linda used her Godly gift of singing and playing her guitar to inspire and comfort so many spiritually. Second to her faith was the love of camping and the outdoors. Linda yearned for the smell of the campfire, the sights and sound of the forest and the short strolls along the waters edge. She especially enjoyed the times her entire family was at her side. Linda spent hours in her rose garden tending to the beauty that they presented.