Nadine Carlson, 80, went home to the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday Sept. 14, after an extended illness.“To be a nurse is to walk with God.”

Nadine, 80, went home to the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday Sept. 14, after an extended illness.

Nadine was born to Pete and Adell Brockett in Sutter Creek, Calif. on Dec. 4, 1933. She spent her formative years in Panaca, graduating from Lincoln County High School. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she attended the Holy Cross School of Nursing, receiving her Registered Nurse Degree Aug. 11, 1954.

Shortly thereafter she met and married Gus Carlson and moved to Tacoma, Wash., where she lived for the next 60 years working and raising her family. She worked as a floor nurse at St. Joseph hospital in Tacoma, proudly wearing her starched white nursing cap and uniform. She then had the pleasure to work with Dr. Robert C. Johnson as a private practice nurse for 30 years. In her loving and kind way she touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her.

Mom was the quiet strength of the family. With unconditional love she was always there to mend a broken heart or bone, our confidant, comforter, friend and a helping hand to those in need.

She was preceded in death by her father Pete Brockett and mother Adell Brockett Capurro, soul-mate Gustaf E. Carlson and son Peter David Carlson. She is survived by her sisters Maxine (Ken) York and Barbara McNally of Nevada. She is also survived by her two daughters Sheryl (Michael) Hammons, Tacoma, Wash., and Linda (Carl) Dykstra, Roy, Wash., and her son Gus (Debbie) Carlson of Normandy Park, Wash. She was blessed with six grandchildren: Kenneth and James Hammons, Peter (Aunj) Dykstra, Joshua (Annie) Dykstra, Ryan (Janice) Carlson, Britney Carlson and three great-grandchildren.
At her request private services will be held in Panaca.