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Carolyn C. Ellson

August 9, 1923 July 26, 2018
Carolyn C. Ellson
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Carolyn C. Ellson, formerly of Wauwatosa, died July 26, 2018, at age 94 in Brookfield. WI.

Carolyn was born on August 9, 1923, in Euclid, Ohio to Willis B. and Leona M. (Berr) Curl. She was preceded in death by her husband; the Reverend Dr. Robert C. Ellson.

She met Bob at Ohio University in Athens, OH, where they married in 1946 and graduated in 1947. She was a member of The American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Carolyn made a career of caring for husband and family. She put Bob through Union Theological Seminary, NY, NY and supported him in his ministry in New York and Illinois. Carolyn enjoyed knitting and crocheting and made many afghans, baby blankets and mittens for family and those in need. She and Bob enjoyed a long and happy retirement with international travel, support for international students at Indiana University and dedication to church life and friends in Bloomington, IN.

She endured great challenges in recent years, while still doing her best to support Bob in his own declining health. Her clever and surprising sense of humor amused all who were lucky enough to witness it. Her family is grateful to the caregivers who understood her and eased her last days.

Carolyn Ellson is survived by her daughters Barbara (Rev. Frank Baldwin) Ellson of Evanston, IL and Patricia (Robert) Behling of New Berlin, WI; grandchildren Benton Cook, of Alpha, MI, Caitlin Cook of New Berlin, Charles (Sarah) Baldwin of Avada, CO; and nieces Judith (Robert) Sinche and Laurel Ellson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 1 at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213 at 3:00 PM with a reception to follow. Memorial gifts may be made to the church.

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3:00 PM 9/1/2018 3:00:00 PM
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church

2366 N. 80th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church
2366 N. 80th Street Wauwatosa 53213 WI
United States

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