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Welcome to the memorial page for

Joanna Marie Carlson

April 2, 1980 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 37)

Joanna Marie Carlson, 37, of Parker, Colorado, is now our angel in heaven.

Joanna was born April 2, 1980 at home in Aurora, Colorado, and passed away peacefully at The Denver Hospice on December 20, 2017. Joanna lost her battle with cancer but not without a fight.  She was a true warrior with strength beyond measure.  We will miss her deeply and always remember her caring heart and beautiful smile.She was loved by her family, her many friends, and her precious cat Oreo.

Most recently Joanna was employed by Ace Hardware as a cashier.  She attended Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, Colorado and was a member of the band,  Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado for one year and Douglas Education in Monessen, Pennsylvania studying Special Effects Makeup, which was her true passion.  

Joanna had many interests including movies (especially gory ones), Stephen King books or any that interested her, makeup that involved special effects, and TV shows that ran the gamut from Hallmark to Monsters Inside Me.  She was a free spirit and loved the idea of travel to anywhere with a history that interested her.  She was able to take a trip to Paris during her treatment, which was a wonderful gift.   She was an avid scrapbooker, loved to draw and  craft just about anything and an avid lover of music.  She was always the one to come up with ideas for her nieces to do on holidays and special occasions.  She made beautiful cards that were given to family members and friends for every occasion. 

Joanna is survived by her parents, Bob and Laura Carlson, her brother, Jared (Sherri) Carlson, her nieces, Paige and Peyton Carlson all of Parker, Colorado her uncle Tom Carlson (Carolyn) her Uncle Joel (Patty) Farness,  her cousins Adam (Tabitha) and their two children, Audriana and Lachlan, Dillon Farness and Luke Farness, her cousin Vanessa (Ryan) Strong, their son, Edison, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Grant and Martha Farness of Clearwater, Minnesota, Marcella and Woody Carlson of Bloomington, Minnesota and cousin Chad Carlson of Minneapolis, Minnesota..

Memorial contributions can be made to Ovarian Cancer Research or an Animal Shelter of your choice.

A Life Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Joy Lutheran Church, 7051 Parker Hills Court, Parker, CO 80138.  A Reception at the Church will follow the Service.


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
January 3, 2018

10:30 AM
Joy Lutheran Church
7051 Parker Hills Ct.
Parker, CO 80138

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