Marguerite Mary (Luchini) Carlson

Marguerite Mary (Luchini) Carlson

February 19, 1930 – October 16, 2019

Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, Callisto and Catherine Luchini; many aunts and uncles.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John H. Carlson; brother, Lewis Luchini of Elkhorn, NE; son, Kevin (Sammie) Carlson of Albuquerque, NM; son, Trent (Paula) Carlson of Dallas,TX; daughter, Lisa (Kent) Maguire of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law, Emma Shock of Ignacio, CO; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

ROSARY: Monday, October 21st at 9am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, followed by VISITATION from 9:30am to 10:30am and MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  Interment in Durango, Colorado.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Callisto & Catherine Luchini Scholarship Fund at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301.


Born on February 19, 1930 in Durango Colorado and raised in Allison, Colorado, Marguerite graduated from Adam State University with a BA in Elementary Education.  After marrying John on July 1, 1953 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Allison, CO, she moved with him to several different states with his job before settling in Greeley, Colorado in 1959 to begin raising their three children.  In 1967 a change in John’s job took their family to Albuquerque, New Mexico until 2011 when they moved to Omaha.

Marguerite was active in her children’s schools helping in their classrooms and the High School media center. She was also active in Annunciation Catholic Church and Bible studies and other faith sharing groups. She was a lifelong member of American Association of University Women, belonged to the Antique Group and served for numerous years on the New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Education.

A fabulous seamstress, Marguerite enjoyed making clothes, doll clothes, and decorations. She also loved needlework, satin stitching, and making every family member a stitched Christmas stocking.

Marguerite loved to chat and learn all about people, especially if they were students.  She will be remembered for her thankful spirit, love, kindness, understanding, and wisdom.


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