Frances Goodrich Carlson, 96 years old and formerly of Brocton, New York passed away Thursday morning (June 13, 2013) at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Gerry New York, with her loving husband Paul, by her side. They had celebrated 72 years of marrage with one another.
Frances was born in East Otto, New York on June 11, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Montie Goodrich. She was a graduate of Cattaraugus High School before making her home in Brocton.
She was the Senior Library Clerk for many years at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library of Brocton, New York. Frances was also a very active member in the former United Methodist Church and what is now The Tri-Church Parish of Brocton. She belonged to The women’s group called the Spirit Lifters. Frances loved her family, enjoyed reading and flowers and working crossword puzzles. She was also an excellent seamstress and above all was a great listener.
Frances is survived by her loving husband, Paul Carlson; her children: Linda (Don) Deering of South Carolina, Sue (Eric) Lamb of Fredonia, New York, David (Ginnie) Carlson of Pennsylvania, 9 granchildren, 15 great – grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by one son, Blair Carlson; a granddaughter, Laurie Deering; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor. Funeral Services will be held from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, New York on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 4PM with visitation from 3 to 4PM prior to the service. The Rev. Sam Shreffler, the Chaplain at Heritage Village Nursing Home will be officiating. Interment will take place in East Otto at a later time and at the convenience of the family.