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Quincy resident Katherine Linda Carlson passed from this life peacefully, with her family at her side, at her residence Tuesday evening, November 20th, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, as a young girl she and her family relocated to California where she was raised and educated in the San Francisco East Bay area. She is a 1950 graduate of Acalanes High School and went on to attend Cal Hospital in Los Angeles to obtain her Nursing Degree.

On May 30th 1958 she married the love of her life, a handsome young David Walker Carlson and to this longtime union three daughters were born.

First and foremost a loving and caring wife and mother who always kept the needs of her family first, Katherine had worked off and on as an RN. She and her husband moved to Quincy fourteen years ago from Norco, CA. Katherine enjoyed taking walks and spending time with her cats.

In passing she leaves her loving husband of fifty four years; David of Quincy, daughters; Auldene Mohr and her husband Lynne of Corona, CA, Nissa Ouellette and her husband Dave of Norco, CA and Jenny Kent and her husband Shane of Corona, CA, along with the precious jewels of her later life her nine grand and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers; Michael Schaeffer of Palo Cedro, CA and Carl Schaeffer of Rocklin, CA.

Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory in Quincy a private family celebration of her life will take place at a later date. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any remembrances in Katherine's memory be made to the Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.

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Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory-Quincy, CA FD306/CR57/INS0742146
392 Lawrence St. Quincy, CA 95971
Tel. (530) 283-2800