Archive for Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Obituary: Geraldine M. Carlstrom


July 13, 2005

Services for Geraldine M. Carlstrom, 85, Basehor, were Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor.

Mrs. Carlstrom died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Tonganoxie. She was born July 30, 1919, at her rural childhood home near Toronto, Kan., in Woodson County, the daughter of Worline and Anna Tipton.

She graduated from Toronto High School and Emporia State Teachers College, where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught for 30 years in Kansas, the last 18 years in the Basehor school district. In her first six years of teaching, she taught in one-room schoolhouses.

She married George Edwin Carlstrom in September 1945. He died in 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lynn, Tonganoxie; a son, Edwin Carlstrom, Hazelwood, Mo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.

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