Esther P. Carlson, 86, of Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, Pa., died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Golden Living Kinzua Valley.

Mrs. Carlson was born November 28, 1926, in Williamsport, Pa., the seventh child of the late Nicholas and Rosanna Hagmann Wellendorf. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and a resident of Warren County since 1990. She was baptized and confirmed at Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, and was married there in 1950 to Burnell “Pete” Carlson. She graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, and taught elementary vocal music in Allegheny County for 15 years.

She is survived by her husband, Burnell “Pete” Carlson, Warren, Pa.; two daughters, Burnetta Saulsgiver, and husband, William, Jamestown, NY and Liana Reynolds, and husband, James, Allentown, Pa.; her sister, Laura Mitchell, and husband, Garrett, and her twin sister, Eleanor Gore, South Williamsport, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Roy and Frederick Wellendorf and her sister, Inez Lindauer.

Friends will be received at the First Lutheran Church, 109 Third Ave, Warren, on Saturday, January 26 for one hour prior to a memorial service to be held there at 11:00 a.m., with The Rev. David Blank, pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren, Pa. 16365, or the Philomel Club of Warren Scholarship Fund, or a charity of choice.

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