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Ruth Patricia 'Pat' Carlson
(09-17-1922 - 01-12-2010)

Ruth patricia "Pat" carlson nee Lynch, 87, of Elgin,
died Tuesday January 12, 2010 in Kindred Hospital, Sycamore
after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 17, 1922 in Greenfield, Iowa. She
graduated from Greenfield High School where she was
valedictorian of her class. she is survived by her sons
David (Mary) of Elgin and Ray (Anne) of London, U.K.,
grandsons Erik and Douglas, her brothers Jim (Judy) and Tom,
and an extended family who she loved very much. she was
preceded in death by her husband carl, her sister Margaret
and her brother Robert.

Before her retirement she worked at Elgin High school, Larkin
High School, for Lightolier and the bookstore at E.C.C. She
loved animals and talking about a variety of subjects including
politics and sports. Funeral services are private. Memorials
may be made to Anderson Animal shelter in South Elgin.
Laird Funeral Homes of Elgin & West Dundee are in charge of
of arrangements.

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