Pauline (Nanny) Evelyn Carlson Pauline was born July 7th, 1915, in Boise, Idaho to Noah and Susie Howell. Her family moved to Clarkston, Washington soon after. She married Ellis Weber in 1934 and they spent the next few years traveling from town to town seeking a better life. During this time she worked as a nurse, cleaned house boats in exchange for rent, and ran a boarding house. During World War II while her 3 brothers were overseas, she worked building PT boats at Albina Shipyards in Portland, Oregon along with her mother and sister in law. Her home was always filled with people, no one who needed a place to sleep or a good meal was turned away. In 1948 she remarried and moved to Redondo Beach, California with her husband Lester Carlson where she resided for the next 55 years. She went to work at Hughes Aircraft, upon the arrival of her first granddaughter she quit to become a homemaker and to help care for her grandchildren. She resided with her daughter and son in law for the last 7 years. Her family, granddaughters, and great grandchildren were her life. She passed away May 20th at home surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husbands Ellis Weber and Lester Carlson. She is survived by her daughter, Arline Hughes (Bill), grand daughters Jodine Watkinson (Jim) Jennifer Malara, and Jocelyn Keating (Jim), Great Grandchildren Jeremy, Justin and Jessica Malara, Elizabeth Watkinson and Jimmy Keating, sister Bernice Solberg, brothers Glen, Verlyn, Lester (Gert) Howell, and many nieces and nephews. She lived a very full life and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd Redondo Beach at 2:00 Saturday May 24th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Ronald McDonald, 1954 Cotner Ave Los Angeles CA 90025 or the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. We were so sad to hear of Nanny’s death. We always enjoyed talking to her and hearing her stories, she will be missed by friends and family. Our condolences to all her family. Ben and Regenia Kell

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