Carolyn Carlson of Williamsburg, VA passed away on April 25, 2018.
Carolyn grew up in nearby Hampton, VA, after marrying her husband of nearly 40 years she moved to Northern VA where she earned a BIS degree from George Mason University. She worked as a budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense for 30 years and retired in 1995 and relocated to Williamsburg VA.
Carolyn was a loving and caring daughter, wife and mother and she enjoyed spending time with her family, and volunteering her time at the local animal shelter. She had a penchant for adopting the unwanted animals at the shelter, whether, it was a dog, cat or rat. She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting and made numerous beautiful keepsakes for her children and grandchildren.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Welch Hawkins and her father, John Charles Barclay Hawkins. She is survived by her husband, Allen Carlson; her son Troy Thompson; daughters Shelly Desbois, and Lindsey Carlson; grandchildren, Bridget Desbois Roque, Ryan Thompson, Nicole Desbois, Hunter Thompson, and Charlotte Miyaoka; and sister Margie Hawkins Leynes.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, with a service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heritage Humane Society in her name.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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