January 28, 2014

Elizabeth Allen Carlson

Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Carlson, 94, of Dalton passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Elizabeth (Betty) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 26, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle Allen and was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Carlson, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Rick) Martin of Dalton and son, William (Pamela) Carlson of Charlotte, N.C. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer (Wes) Phinney, Heather Holloway of Dalton, Wendy dePinto of Palm Beach, Fla. and Chris Carlson of Michigan. Her great-grandchildren include Emma, Kate and Meg Phinney, Sydney Holloway of Dalton, Caleb Carlson and Jordan dePinto of Florida. She also is survived by special friend, Flora Rogers

Ellizabeth was the sixth woman inducted into the United States Marine Corps and the third woman to be commissioned during World War II and proudly served until 1945.

Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. C. Dean Taylor officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Mark’s.

Interment, with full military honors, will be at West Hill Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 901 W. Emery St., Dalton, GA 30720

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.

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