Florence Fumiko Carson
Florence Fumiko Carson, 70 of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
A funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Aaron Lotzow officiating.
Visitation begins at noon Tuesday at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, with family present 6-8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to Great River Hospice House.
On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Mrs. Carson was born July 22, 1943, in Haliimaile, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, the daughter of James Koichi and Tatsue Sawada Matsuura. She married Robert G. Stewart and was divorced. She married Glenn M. Carson and they divorced.
She graduated from Maui High School and business college in Honolulu.
She worked for Contel and later GTE as a telephone operator and as a part of the sales team. She retired from the telephone company in 1996 and continued working. She was employed by Metro Group and then Primus in Fairfield.
She enjoyed her grandchildren, enjoyed watching their many activities, and especially enjoyed joining them on family vacations.
She was an excellent cook and delighted in spending time with her family.
She enjoyed playing cards, watching television, monthly luncheons with retired co-workers, and working with and attending craft shows.
She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Stewart and spouse Rick Potter of Burlington; one son, Rodney Stewart and spouse Melissa of Mount Pleasant; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant grandson; her parents; one sister, Peggy Aynes; and four brothers, Yukito, Kenji, Yutaka and Haruo Matsuura.