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Carole Mae Carlson

October 28, 1939 — March 7, 2024


Carole (Occhiato) Carlson passed away, March 7, 2024, at her home in Centennial, Colorado.  She was 84 years old.  Carole was a proud Colorado native, born in Pueblo, Colo., to Mary L. Occhiato and Carl M. Occhiato. She graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1957.  She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Simmons College in Boston and her Master’s in Education at the University of Denver.  She began her teaching career in Denver Public Schools and later taught in Cherry Creek Schools while raising her family.  It was shortly after she began her teaching career that she met her husband of 57 years, David Carlson. Carole loved to travel, visiting every continent throughout her lifetime, and was an avid bridge player achieving the rank of Silver Life Master. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.  Carole is survived by her loving husband, her son Mark Carlson of Denver, her daughter and son-in-law, Krista (Krissie) and John Marotto of Centennial, her beloved grandchildren, Lyla and Tess Carlson, Maria and Carl Marotto, nephew Carl Ray Covi of Pueblo, Colo., and many cousins and lifelong friends.   She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Margaret (Occhiato) Covi.

Funeral services will be held at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, Colo., on April 2, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to:
 Clothes to Kids of Denver;
 P.O. Box 100874
 Denver, CO 80250

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - South Metro/Centennial

5303 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122

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