Lao Marie Carson went to be with her Lord after months-long struggle with a weak heart, Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Stafford Healthcare in Des Moines,WA.

Ms. Carson was born, October 1, 1919, in Minneapolis, MN to Alexander Tourville and Clara De La Pointe. After high school graduation she moved 1938 with her family to California. While in San Francisco, Lao Marie met her future husband, Hugh Aaron Haworth a musician in the U.S. Navy. She married Hugh, December 14, 1939 in Bremerton WA. During World War II, Ms. Haworth brought to light a daughter, Nancy Marie, in Long Beach, CA and a son, Hugh Richard, in Bremerton, WA.

When WWII ended, the couple moved to Seattle, WA where her husband graduated from the University of Washington. Lao Marie was a telephone operator for several years before the couple expanded the family with five more children: Theresa, Anne, Frederick, Yvonne, and Roger.

Lao Marie was a faithful member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seattle. The couple raised their family in Seattle and Bellevue, WA. After her divorce from Hugh Haworth she remarried Charles K. Carson in Seattle. For years from this point she often worked as a caregiver.

She had been a long-term resident of the Valley Manor Trailer Park and Harrison House for the elderly in Kent, WA. She loved gardening and making crafts such as small decorative bird cages and well-attired dolls.

Lao Marie loved to spend the big holidays in family gatherings at the homes of her daughters, Anne and Yvonne, along with the grandchildren. They would often be joined by her sons, Frederick and Roger. Lao Marie’s two sisters, Ruth and Theresa, survive her as well as five of her children: Hugh, Anne, Frederick, Yvonne, and Roger. Twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive Ms. Carson.

A funeral mass will be celebrated for Lao Marie Carson in Saint Anthony’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kent, WA, Saturday, June 22, 2019.

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