Mary “Kicky” Heytvelt Carlsen
Of West Seattle
May 14, 1917
Mary Heytvelt Carlsen, 91, of West Seattle died December 23, 2008.
At Park West Care Center, West Seattle.
Mary was born, May 14, 1917 in Kansas City, Kansas to Louis B. and Petranella Heytvelt. Her family moved to West Seattle in 1918. She graduated from West Seattle High School in 1935. After graduation Mary worked at Best’s Apparel in downtown Seattle. On July 30, 1938 she married Clarence O. Carlsen.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to read, crochet, garden, spend time with family and friends, especially during the summer at her Hood Canal beach cabin.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Clary, sister Nell Kinerk and brother Ira Heytvelt. She is survived by her sons George Louis Carlsen (Barbara), Ronald Clarence Carlsen (Nancy), Clary Donald Carlsen (Sandra), Jon Charles Carlsen (Karen), daughter Barbara Carlsen Scott (James), sixteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, brother Louis B. Heytvelt (Anna Ruth), sister-in-law Dolly Carlsen, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends she so enjoyed.
A memorial will be held at 1 PM on January 17, 2009
At Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166
At her request, memorial contributions may be given to Charities:
Henry Kaplan Research Foundation, 1221 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Providence Hospice, 425 Pontius Avenue North, Suite#300, Seattle, WA 98109 or Ronald McDonald House, 5130 40th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Published in the West Seattle Herald January 14, 2009.