Carlson, Patricia June 1, 1927 - Feb 13, 2017 Patricia D. Carlson, age 89, formerly of Sarasota, Florida, died peacefully on February 13, 2017 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born on June 1, 1927 in Paterson, New Jersey to Paul A. Dunkel and Jane L. Dunkel. She grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and attended Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey and Wells College in Aurora, New York. She moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1965 and resided there until 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Freeman Gullion, and son-in-law, Steven D. Gullion; son-in-law, Alan J. Adkins; grandchildren, Jesse and Jonathan Adkins and Kathleen and Margaret Gullion; and sister, Sue McLachlan. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Arnold A. Carlson, and by her daughter, Barbara Freeman Adkins. She was an active and engaged member of the Sarasota community. She was involved in and supported numerous charitable activities, she enjoyed playing tennis at the Field Club and at the Bath and Racquet Club, she was a member of the Church of the Incarnation where she sang in the choir, and she enjoyed traveling and socializing with her husband and many friends. She was a beautiful and charming woman and a kind, generous, fun-loving friend to all she met. She will always be remembered for her cheerful manner, positive outlook on life, strong spirit and easy smile. The family would like to thank all who helped with her care including the staff at Atria of Sugar Land and Silverado Hospice. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, SPARCC of Sarasota, or other charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by: Claire Brothers Funeral Home in Houston, Texas.
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