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Myrna Lavey Phillips Carlson Watkins

May 9, 2022

Myrna Lavey Phillips Carlson Watkins, 86, Bonners Ferry, passed away May 5, 2022. She was born August 15, 1935, in Mesa, Idaho, to Leslie (Jack) and Almeda Phillips. Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. Burial Services will be held at the Grandview Cemetery following the funeral service.

She was raised with three sisters and a brother on an apple orchard and later moved to North Idaho, where her dad followed the lumber industry. She graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1954. She met and married C. Warren Carlson in Bonners Ferry at the end of 1954. The following year, she gave birth to her first son, Wayne, and then Richard five years later.
She was employed by several businesses in Bonners Ferry and notoriously known for working at a department store named the Pink Lion. She was involved at Trinity Lutheran Church by volunteering to help make many quilts for their ministry and participating in the Women’s circle. Her favorite hobbies were planting a garden every year and being outside in the mountains and forest to camp, hike, hunt and fish with her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Carlson, parents Jack and Almeda Philips, brother Roy (Bud) Phillips, sister Connie Sue Hatch, daughter in-law Linda Carlson, second husband Willie Watkins and son, Richard Carlson.

She is survived by son Wayne Carlson, Post Falls, daughter-in-law Nancy Carlson, Bonners Ferry, sister Marva (Ed) Miller, Kingman, Arizona, sister Sally (Rick) White, Jacksonville, Texas, grandsons Kyle Carlson, Portland, Oregon, Gregg (Francis) Carlson, Moyie Springs, and Kelly Carlson, Marysville, Washington, granddaughters Monica (Ted) Humphrey, Corpus Christi, Texas, Amanda Carlson, Sandpoint, six great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, family members and close friends.

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