In Memory of

Norma Faye Carlson

March 5, 1940 - November 27, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Norma Faye Carlson

Norma Faye Carlson

Born: March 5, 1940
Died: November 27, 2020
Age: 80

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     Norma was born March 5, 1940 to John and Christine (Norris) Whited in Rockwell, Tennessee, and that is where her love of country music started.  Her family eventually moved to California and Norma sang in the choir at the Chula Vista Baptist Church.  This is where she met and eventually married the young Navy sailor, Robert ‘Bob’ Carlson.  Bob and Norma married on March 25, 1960.  They moved with the Navy and lived in California, Virginia and eventually moved to Spencer, Iowa.  Norma worked over 20 years at Spencer Municipal Hospital when she retired in 2002.

   Norma and Bob spent many vacations camping with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Over the years, she loved spending time with family.  There were many competitive board games played between her and the grandchildren.  She was also a big football fan and was the only one ‘allowed’ to have two teams, the Titans and the Forty-Niners.

   Norma passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the age of 80.  She was preceded in death by her son, Robert ‘Bobby’ Carlson, Jr.

   Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, Robert L. Carlson; two daughters:  Chris Bray (Paul) and Lisa Dunwoody (Matt); brother, Bill Whited (Vicky); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   Norma is, and was the sweetest, kindest and most caring wife, mom, sister, grandmother and friend you could have.  She loved her family and extended family with all her heart.

SERVICES
Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Condolences can be sent to:
Robert Carlson
41 Stoneybrook Circle SW
Spencer, IA 51301

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Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM
“Chris, Bob, and family,
So sorry for your loss. She along with the rest of your family always made me feel like i were family myself . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Tator
Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Dear Bob and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Norma. She always had a smile for everyone and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike and Mary”
- Mike and Mary Monroe
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:56 PM
“Bob & family, very saddened to hear of Norman passing! Your in our prayers at this difficult time! Norma was a wonderful person always had a smile! Prayers to all!”
- Vicki Baker
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:33 AM
“So very sorry for your loss, having worked with Norma I found her so very companionate and a very happy person to be around. Sending prayers!”
- Jo runkle
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:04 PM
“Bob and family, we are saddened with you about Norma. We know how very treasured family is to you, and our hearts are tugged. We send you our prayers and hope for precious memories to fill your hearts with peace.”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“May God be with you and full of prayers to all of your family”
- Susan Brennan
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:12 PM
“To my Uncle { Bob} Robert Carlson and to Chris, Lisa, and to Uncle Bill Whited My Heart is filled with sadness with the passing of Aunt Norma she is with my Mom and Johnnie her brother and her Mom and Dad. She was a great lady whom sent Birthday cards and Christmas card every year. I just spoke to Norma and Uncle Bob just a couple of months ago she sounded so good then I found out she was in a care facility then ER the transported by helicopter to South Dakota then Chris's daughter said she had passed away. Sleep Beautiful lady and we know your in your new home waiting on others. Say Hi to all in the heavens above. we miss them all. REST IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL LADY....”
- Vickie Raye Justus LaToure
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“So sorry for your loss Bob, melissa, daneka, missy, and jadeyn”
- Leah Anderson
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Living down the block, Bob was at our house a lot with Brandon . We always enjoyed Bob Sr. and his jokes and stories.”
- Brandon Goff and Renee Gofff
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM
“My deepest condolences to Bob, Chris and Lisa. Norma was a wonderful person, I will always remember with fondness! Her door was always open to us kids. Just love her.”
- JACQUELYN K DOE
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:06 PM
“Bob, Chris and Lisa,
I’m so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing!!! She was such a special lady with the kindest heart... Keeping you all in my prayers!”
- Margie Brinkley Eriksen
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“Bob, I' m alittle late with my condolences, I want you to know how I feel about your loss. Y ou will be in my prayers, Norma was a good gal, I know you will miss her. Take Care Bill”
- Eldon W Craig
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“Bob and family. Terry and I are saddened to hear of Norma's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Bunny Dodson
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“Heartfelt sadness at your loss Bob, Mary and I will keep you in our prayers.”
- Michael Watland
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM
“We are so saddened to hear of Norma's passing. We are praying for strength and peace during this difficult time. You all have endured so much loss recently. ”
- Steve & Theone Quattlebaum
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM
“Dear Bob and Family, May God wrap His arms around you during this difficult time. Please know that we care ”
- Bonnie Kabrick
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM
“Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We spent alot of time together working at the hospital. Norma was such a sweet and thoughtful person. You're in my prayers. Cheri Henely ”
- Cheri Henely
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:14 AM
“Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile and laugh. I don’t think I will ever forget the day Jeff was born. She came to check on me and told me to go to the hospital or I was going to have that baby right there on my sofa! She was right! I went to the hospital shortly after and it wasn’t long before Jeff was born. She loved life and was a joy to be around. My prayers are with you all. ”
- Barb Kerns
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:20 AM
“Lisa and family I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. Many blessings to you and your family ❤️”
- Lori Oviatt
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