August 11, 1936 - April 26, 2020
Spencer, New York
April 26, 2020
August 11, 1936
West Helena, Arkansas
Linda Bryan Carlson, 83, of Spencer passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Elderwood at Waverly.
Born August 11, 1936 in West Helena, Arkansas to William and Clara Bryan and had a sister, Mary.
Linda went to college at Stephens All Girl College in Columbia Missouri and then attended the University of Arkansas, where she received her B.A. in Art History. After college Linda and her husband, Don, were introduced by some friends and they have been together for 58 years. She worked as an Artist for Hallmark Cards and was also a freelance artist.
Linda and Don have two children, Bryan, who lives in Bloomington Illinois and Catherine, who lives in Spencer New York. Between their two children they have four wonderful grandchildren.
Linda loves to spend time with her family and very much enjoyed artwork and volunteering. She was a proud member of the Governor Bradford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Danville Illinois and was elected Honorary Regent two times.
At Linda’s request there will be no services. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Memorial donations may be made in Linda’s name to Governor Bradford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, PO Box 1106, Danville, IL 61834. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Linda’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Sarah Simonds
I am so sorry to hear of Linda passing, I hope she is painting and singing in heaven and that brings a measure of comfort. She is whole again. I will never forget her and her beautiful voice. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Patricia Morse
I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS MANY YEARS WERE SPENT HELPING HER ON A DAILY BASIS. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I WILL KEEP YOU AND THE FAMILY IN MY DAILY PRAYERS, DON. GOD BLESS.
From: Tricia Stark
I was blessed to be able to take care of Linda. All i can hear right now is her beautiful voice singing everday at lunch and her laugh. Im so sorry for your loss.
From: Natalie Morris
Mr. Carlson, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Linda Simmons
Knew Linda from many decades ago in Danville through DAR where she was Regent and I eventually followed her in that office. I moved away and back on visit one time, she came up to me in restaurant to say "hello." So sweet. And so talented. May special memories of her remain with you always.
From: Phyllis A. Watson Snider
My sympathy to the family. I became a DAR in 2001 when Linda was our Chapter Regent. She gave me gentle nudges of encouragement to become involved. I later became the Registrar for our chapter for six years and loved every minute of it. Thanks to Linda.
From: Dorinne Coulter Dobson
Sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We were roommates for two years at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. We kept in touch for many years, but had recently lost touch. I was remembering her birthday yesterday and decided to look her up on the internet. My sincere condolences on your loss - Linda was a lovely person and I was proud to know her.