Violet Sylvia Carlson
Nov. 5, 1924 to March 22, 2020
Violet Sylvia Carlson, age 95, passed away on March 22, 2020. Born in Hibbing, MN, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Selma Bumala. Vi spent her career as an administrative assistant for several large insurance companies and law firms. Upon retirement, she and her husband relocated to Morganton, where she resided for 28 years. An avid golfer, she started the first women's golf league in both Soo, Michigan and Green Bay, Wisconsin and was league champion at both clubs. Vi came from a family of artists, and many of her paintings graced her home. Vi was a lifelong Lutheran and a faithful member of Calvary Lutheran Church. She was passionate about her family, faith, golf, and the Green Bay Packers.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Schneider (Alan) of Morganton; son, Tom Carlson (Patricia) of Fremont, CA; and grandchildren, David Charles and Karen Joyce, both of Fremont.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles and her 8 siblings.
The family would like to thank the staff of Grace Heights for the wonderful care and compassion she received and the love they extended to her family.
There will be no services at this time. The family asks that memorials be considered for Calvary Lutheran Church or Hospice of Burke County.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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