Obituaries

Viva Mae Carlson

Died: January 12, 2019

Viva  Mae  Carlson

Obituary

Viva Mae Carlson, 99, of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully January 12, 2019 in Belvidere. Born July 2, 1919 to Oliver and Nellie (Loveridge) Johnson in Belvidere. She married her sweetheart, the late Donald Carlson, April 8, 1947, in Harvard, Illinois. Viva attended and graduated from Belvidere High School and received her Business degree from Brown Business College.
Viva also worked for Attorney Frank Covey for ten years as a secretary and book keeper prior to becoming a mom and staying home to care for her children. She then worked at Belvidere High School for twenty years as a cashier and book keeper before retiring. She enjoyed crocheting, craftwork, gardening, baking and attending any fair, especially the Boone County Fair. Viva was a 4- H leader, a member of the Farmerettes, Hobby club and The Moose.

Viva will be loved and missed by her children, Susan Sterling (Greg Hanson), Melinda (Larry) Rubert and Jeff (Karen) Carlson; grandchildren, Brett Rubert (Mandy Madriaga), Katy (Marty) Small, Hollie (Andrew) Nelson, Jayme Carlson (Dakota Morris), Bethany (Dustin) Greenhow, Jack Carlson and Eric Hanson; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Small, Charlie Nelson, Axel Greenhow, Dale Small and Addison Rubert.

Viva was preceded in death by her parents; Oliver and Nellie (Loveridge) Johnson; husband, Donald Carlson; and brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Marilyn Johnson.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Maple Crest for the love and care they provided her for the past six years.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Evangelical Covenant, 220 E. Harrison Street, Belvidere, IL 61008. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Reverend Scott Nellis will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be established in Viva’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:00 am

Evangelical Covenant Church

220 East Harrison
Belvidere, IL 61008

(815) 547-6471

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Reverend Scott Nellis will officiate.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 am

Evangelical Covenant Church

220 East Harrison
Belvidere, IL 61008

(815) 547-6471

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Evangelical Covenant, 220 E. Harrison Street, Belvidere, IL 61008.

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Melinda, Sue and Jeff, I’m so sorry for your lost, I know you will miss her.
I love you guys ..

Maria Orozco 2019-01-17T11:32:25

Sue and Family, My deepest sympathies to you. May memories help you through this time and the days ahead.

Joyce Hepner 2019-01-16T09:47:14

Our sincere sympathy…she was such a loving and caring woman…Blessings to all of the family..cherish the memories.

Carol Rowe 2019-01-14T17:47:16

So many childhood memories. 4-H share the fun, sewing clothing for our dolls. Cooking demonstrations. Sleep overs, just great fun! Thank you Viva Mae! You will be missed!❤️

Sherry Hicks 2019-01-14T16:28:13

We will all miss you. Rest in peace.

Al Johnson 2019-01-14T15:51:23

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