Doris Kathryn Brown Carlson, of Mesa, Arizona passed away October 22, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born on March 31, 1932 in Ogden, Utah to Laurel and Lola Brown. She and her husband, Rey (deceased) moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1969.
Doris loved helping others and had a career as an English/Drama teacher for many years after receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Weber College (now Weber State) and a Master’s degree from Arizona State.
After retiring from teaching she enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Doris is survived by: her four children, Christopher Carlson, Laurel Carlson, Reylene (Larry) Smith, and Kathryn (John) Marriott; her joy in life, six grandchildren, Hunter and Jordan Carlson, Chaz and Jensen Smith, Andrew and Marissa Marriott; sister, Margaret Shreeve (AZ).
A viewing will be held at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa from 6-8 PM on Friday, October 28th. There will also be a one hour visitation on Saturday, October 29th prior to the 10 AM funeral service, which will be held at the Elmwood Ward Chapel at 925 N. Harris in Mesa, Arizona.
The graveside dedication will take place at Mariposa Gardens on Power and Broadway in Mesa, Arizona.