Resident Spotlight: Fran Carlson


Posted by Kia Crawford on April 16th, 2012 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Frances Katherine Lynn Carlson was in San Francisco California in 1917. After graduating High School 2 years early, finished college at San Francisco State College then returned to “her” High School tofran carlson teach. In 1937, Fran rode in the first car to cross the Golden Gate on the Opening Day. Fran has wonderful memories for traveling to Philly then onto the Worlds Fair in Chicago, and into Canada with her Mother and sister. Fran’s father was a banker with Bank of America and grew up walking down Lumbar Street, Fisherman Warf, Pier 39 ,sour dough bread, and recalls when Alcatraz burned she and friends hopped on a cable car to watch the fire.
After making a career change to work at Zeleerback, she met her husband, and they had a son, named  Bob. During Fran’s lifetime, she traveled extensively. Studying in Odessa , Russia, she also traveled to Turkey, China, Italy, Germany and France. Her favorite destination was the Panama Canal Curies.

Fran moved to assisted living at Dogwood Forest in Dunwoody, GA to be closer to her son and daughter-in law Debbie. Fran is such an addition to our community, always cheerful, and willing to participate especially if our activity involves cards!