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Christine L. Carlson

December 24, 1947 May 17, 2021
Christine L. Carlson
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Obituary for Christine L. Carlson

Christine L. Carlson passed away peacefully May 17, 2021 in her home, surrounded by loving family members. She was 73 years old. Born December 24, 1947 in Pontiac, Michigan, she completed her undergraduate education in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan, where she also met her husband, the late Richard Carlson.

Her kind and gracious nature allowed her to touch many lives through her teaching of physical therapy, the mentoring that she continued to pursue long after retirement, and her prestigious appointment as Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy at Wayne State University. In her youth, she was the family outdoorsperson, encouraging camping, hiking, sailing and was the driving force behind many of the memorable family vacations. In her golden years, Christine was an avid knitter, gardener and bridge player who cherished spending time with her friends. She loved traveling and visited many countries in her too short time on this earth. She lived a life of service, often working in underserved and under resourced communities, and later giving back much of her free time by volunteering with various charitable organizations. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Christine is preceded in death by the love of her life, Richard Carlson, and her youngest sister, Gail Smith. She is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Blackinton and Jackie Smith; her two sons, Keith and Kevin Carlson, and her beautiful granddaughters who colored her last precious months with joy and laughter.

Family, friends, and those whose lives she touched are invited to a visitation at Lynch & Sons, 1368 N. Crooks, Clawson, Sunday, May 23rd from 1-6pm. To protect those not yet fully vaccinated and others who are unable to receive vaccinations, the family requests that visitors please wear masks.

A private memorial service and sharing of memories will also take place. For those who wish to view the service, the links are below:

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Memorials appreciated to:
Lung Cancer Research –
Pancreatic Cancer Research –
Pediatric Special Needs –

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1:00 PM 5/23/2021 1:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/23/2021 6:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Clawson

1368 N. Crooks Road
Clawson, MI 48017

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Clawson
1368 N. Crooks Road Clawson 48017 MI
United States

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