Susan Gail Carlson, age 52, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. She was born March 16, 1968 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Mary Lou and Richard “Gene” Gaither. She was the proud and wonderful mother of two boys; Ryan and Devin Bilyeu, ages 30 and 26, respectively. Susan was a 1986 graduate of Kingfisher High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Oklahoma. She married Paul Carlson on September 23, 2006 in Edmond, Oklahoma. She worked for 33 years as a Corporate Buyer with Lifestyles Stores, Inc. in Edmond, purchasing lighting and furniture for houses throughout the state. She always brightened her friends and family’s days, proudly bragging about her children. She was a double-lung transplant recipient and a survivor of the rare terminal disease known as LAM. She is survived by her husband, Paul; two children, Ryan (Nikki) and Devin (former daughter-in-law, Sabrina,) mother, Mary Lou; two grand-daughters, Ryleigh and Josephine; two brothers, Frank and Stephen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Gene Gaither.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Susan touched, are invited to the Community Funeral Home, 1624 N Pine St, Guthrie, OK, 73044 for a visitation from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, to reminisce, grieve, and support each other. The funeral service will take place at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Seating for the funeral service is limited and a virtual option will be offered. To connect virtually, use the Zoom application, input the meeting id# 87061015485 and the passcode# 493436. You will be connected to join the broadcast as soon as the host acknowledges you. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the LAM Foundation, 4520 Cooper Rd., Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or online at www.thelamfoundation.org in Susan’s loving memory.
Visitation will be at Community Funeral Home from 4-7 pm, Monday, March 1, 2021.
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