|Father||Elliott Paul Bourbonais (1913-1992)|
|Mother||Helen Bernita Welch (1916-2010)|
Terri was an active member of the Sackett Family Association since joining in 2009 and was on the Association Committee for most years since 2013. She was registrar for five years, enrolling new members, and, until a few weeks before her death, was still working for the Association behind the scenes as a moderator of the Sackett mailing list. She was highly efficient, and always helpful.
Association members who met Terri at Sackett family reunions (she attended Westfield 2012 and Fort Wayne 2015), or who worked with her on Association business, remember her with great affection.
Teresa "Terri" Bourbonais Carlson, 1950–2021
Teresa "Terri" Bourbonais Carlson, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 1, 2021 at Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Mrs. Carlson was born September 4, 1950 in Port Huron, MI, daughter of the late Elliott and Helen Bourbonais. She earned her Bachelors of Science, Chemistry, from Western Michigan University in 1977, and her Masters of Science, Public Health (Epidemiology), from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981. She married Peter William Carlson on January 3, 1983 in Riverside, CA.
Mrs. Carlson devoted her career to public health and vital records management, working for the County of San Bernardino from 1984 to 2002, and then continuing her work in the private sector from 2002 until her retirement in 2006. She was a Girl Scouts Troop Leader and volunteer from 1981 to 2000. She was also a passionate genealogist who volunteered for many years for the Southern California Genealogical Society. She loved yoga, hiking, kayaking and the great outdoors, as well as gardening and spending time with her friends and family. She and Peter traveled extensively, including on a two-month journey-by-car across Canada where they met and visited with numerous distant relatives, and a two-week voyage to explore Sweden, picking up a new Volvo along the way.
Mrs. Carlson is survived by: her husband, Peter Carlson, Lake Arrowhead, CA; three children, Mrs. Amanda (Brian) Haber, Thousand Oaks, CA, Mr. William (Melissa) Carlson, Running Springs, CA, and Mrs. Whitney (Philip) Johnson, San Francisco, CA; four grandchildren, Andrew Haber, Thousand Oaks, CA, Benjamin Carlson, Running Springs, CA, Abigail Carlson, Running Springs, CA, and Alexis Carlson, Running Springs, CA; her sister, Denise (Paul) Otis, Lawreneburg, TN; two nieces, Ms. Michelle Otis, Stoneham, MA, and Ms. Jeanette Otis, Tempe, AZ; and several cousins.
In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Carlson's ashes will be scattered in both the Sierra Nevada mountain range and her home state of Michigan.
Notes & Citations
|Sackett line||4th great-granddaughter of Daniel Sackett|
|Charts||Line 0 (American)|
|Last Edited||22 Jan 2021|