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Christine Lynn Carlson, 65, of Rockford, passed away on August 17, 2017. She was born September 16, 1951 in Rockford, the daughter of C. Raymond and Dorothy (Phillips) Carlson. Christine was a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 1969 and University of Illinois at Chicago (College of Nursing) where she received her B.S. in Nursing Degree in 1973. Chris also completed an advanced M.S .degree at the University of San Francisco. She most recently worked as a nurse at Stanford University. She loved needle point, crocheting, reading Christian books, and teaching Adult Sunday School classes. Christine attended the Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps.
She is survived by her mother, St. Petersburg, FL; brothers, Dr. Tim P. (Jill) Carlson, St. Petersburg, FL and Mark D. (Judy) Carlson, Indianapolis, IN; two nephews, Jeff and Paul Carlson; and niece, Lisa Carlson. She is predeceased by her father. The family would like to thank her orthopedic and nursing care teams and caregivers of Northern Illinois Hospice.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps with Major Mark Martslof officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Temple. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102.

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  1. Mary and Stewart peterson

    Chris was a part of our family gatherings for many years. She was treated like a daughter by Kenny and Eleanor Peterson. They both thought the world of her and treasured her. We all shared many holidays together including thanksgivings, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, and so much more. Chris helped take care of both Kenny and Eleanor in their last years and we know they loved her! Her memory will live on in our family for years and beyond as we look back at photographs of our family and Chris. So sorry for your loss!

  2. Andrew Vitale, CT, Bereavement Coordinator

    To the family of Christine, Please know you remain in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies to you all. Peace.

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