Helen (Lambrix) Carlson

Helen Marie Carlson, née Lambrix, was born in Aberdeen, WA. five days before Pearl Harbor was attacked. Her personal war with neuro-fibromatosis (NF) was waged at home and at Childrens Hospital near the UW, sporadically for 14 years. No wonder after graduating from Weatherwax she opted for a career in hospitals, and worked in Aberdeen and Chehalis.

A lucky fellow, Joe Carlson snatched her up and headed for the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska. For 22 salmon seasons at Ekuk Store, Helen kept vital supplies ready for 600 Wards Cove Packing fishermen, their families, and the company employees.

Katherine and Michael were welcomed additions to the Seattle-based family as were six grandchildren: Leticia, Devin, Rosalynn, Jeremy, Russell, and Ryan.

Helen’s joy was contagious and came easily, especially among the Upic Eskimo families she knew for two generations.

In Aberdeen Helen leaves her brother Jack Lambrix and sister Virginia St. Clair, and her daughter Anne Ramsey and family, now grown. Cousin Joe Lambrix and his wife Cathy remain in Olympia as does her loving husband of 42 years, Joe, and her many friends.

A funeral Mass and reception following are planned for Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at noon at St. Michael Catholic Church in Olympia. All are welcome.

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