Obituary for Jackie Carlson


Jacqueline Louise C. Carlson went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 2, 2021. She passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York.


Jacqueline was born in Spring Lake, New Jersey on December 16, 1930 to James and Ethel Coburn. Her parents, Salvation Army Officers worked tirelessly to help the needy and the poor and, Jackie's life reflected the motto of the Army, "Doing the Most Good." While her parents moved regularly because of their Army work, Jackie spent her early years living in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania . She spent many summers with her brother James on Lake Saranac, where they swam, fished and enjoyed boating excursions . She graduated from High School in Pittsburgh and earned her Associate Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked as a retailing supervisor at Joseph Horne and Company in Pittsburgh and then married Theodore J Carlson in April of 1953.


After their marriage, the couple resided in Rockville Centre, New York, where she raised her four children .She was active at the Salvation Army Corp in Hempstead, New York, participating in the Woman's' Home League, songsters and teaching Sunday school. In 1969, she moved with her family to Briarcliff Manor, New York. She spent time worshipping at the Faith Lutheran Brethren Church, serving on various committees while also participating on Committees at the Kings College. She also served on the Salvation Army advisory board for the Greater New York area. In 2015 she moved to the Atria on the Hudson in Ossining, New York. In 2018, she began to serve as a Resident Council Member at the Atria .


Jacqueline was fortunate enough to spend her summers at the Jersey shore with her family and enjoyed the wonders of summer time with her children . She loved teaching her children and great grandchildren how to sew, knit and crochet. She loved to read and was known for her gorgeous knitted sweaters which she made for various friends and family members. She adored dogs and each pet became an important family member. She will be always being remembered for her grace, style, sense of humor and beauty.


Jacqueline is predeceased by her loving husband, Theodore J. Carlson, her parents Major Ethel and James Coburn and brother, James W. Coburn . She is survived by her children, Stephanie C. lmpellittiere (R Thomas), Christopher J Carlson (Sharon), Victoria C. Nagel (Rob David) and Antoinette C. Schleimer (Neal Robert) plus 9 Grandchildren, (Michael lmpellittiere and fiance Abigail Neish, Irina lmpellittiere, Ashley and her husband Kevin Thompson, Emilee and her husband Lance Carrier, Michelle Nagel, Nicole and her husband Nate Mendoza, Alyssa Nagel, Meghan and her husband Alex Capaghai and Anna Karin and her husband Kyle Pottiger and one great granddaughter Holland, plus several nieces and nephews.


There will be a private viewing and service on January 8th at the Waterbury and Kelly Funeral home in Briarcliff Manor., followed by the interment at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla . A memorial service in Jacqueline's memory will be held later in the year. The immediate family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the nursing staff for their dedication, devotion and care during, Jackie's hospital stay at Northwell Medical. In light of their gratitude, donations can to phelpsgiving .org or New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital by goggling HVH-Giving-Donate Now NYP and using the drop down box for Integrative Therapies Acupuncture