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Afton Pratt Bennett Carlson
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1915
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1995
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA

Afton Bennett Carlson, 80, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Idaho Falls, died Dec. 31, 1995, at her home. She was under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice.

She was born July 25, 1915, at Idaho Falls, to James C. and Ida Pratt Bennett. She grew up in the York area, south of Idaho Falls. She received a teaching certificate from Idaho State University. Until her marriage, she taught elementary school at Heise and at Roberts.

On June 10, 1939, she married Bertal Carlson in Idaho Falls. She and her husband spent the next 55 years at the family farm south of Idaho Falls on Jameston Road.

As a born-again Christian, she was an active member of the Alliance Covenant Church. She loved to travel, loved people and enjoyed doing things with her family.

Survivors inlcude her husband of Idaho Falls; two daughters, Carolee McKenzie of Idaho Falls, and Elaine Carlson of Portland, Ore.; a son, Reed Carlson of Idaho Falls; five sisters, Madge Hunter of Columbus, Ga., Gayle Erickson of Turlock, Calif., Ardith Gauger of Kimberton, Pa., Edna Rae Lee of Roy, Utah, and JoAnn Taylor of Ogden, Utah; a brother, Jim Bennett of Idaho Falls; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother and a sister.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Alliance Covenant Church, 525 S. Blvd. in Idaho Falls, with Pastor Ron Calkins officiating. The family will visit with friends Thursday for one hour before services at the church.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls.

The family suggests memorials to the Alliance Covenant Church, or Good Samaritan Hospice, 840 E. Elva, Idaho Falls, 83401.
Family links: 
  James Craig Bennett (1886 - 1971)
  Ida Margaret Pratt Bennett (1890 - 1967)
  Bertal Carl Carlson (1912 - 2008)
  Henry Harvey Bennett (1914 - 1990)*
  Afton Pratt Bennett Carlson (1915 - 1995)
  Gayle B. Erickson (1918 - 1998)*
  Evelyn Hope Bennett (1920 - 1926)*
  Ardyth B Gauger (1923 - 1997)*
  James Craig Bennett (1929 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Idaho Falls
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Created by: Theresa
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
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Afton Pratt <i>Bennett</i> Carlson
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