Obituary: Glenna Louise DeLay Carlson Feb. 26, 1930 – Aug. 15, 2021

GLENNA LOUISE DELAY CARLSON Feb. 26, 1930 – Aug. 15, 2021

Glenna Louise DeLay Carlson was born February 26, 1930 in Neodesha, KS. She grew up there and moved later to Topeka for high school where her dad was superintendent of schools. She then attended University of Kansas and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Social Work.

She met her husband Loren, on a blind date in Denver in 1950 and they were married in Los Alamos, NM in 1955, where they then lived for the next 40 years before retiring to Albuquerque and then Kansas City.

During her years in Los Alamos, she stayed busy raising her 3 children – Lauren, Philip and Kristen. She was the first director of the Los Alamos County Senior Center and helped many senior citizens, always involved in community service. She also worked in various groups at Los Alamos National Laboratory, reaching out to smaller outlying communities to help with resources.

Louise gave her life to Jesus in 1982 and walked with Him all of her days. She had a gift of faith and love and gave courage to so many. She was a prayer warrior, praying hours each day for her family and friends. Her legacy lives on in all the lives she touched.

Louise was preceded to heaven by her husband Loren of 60 years, her first grandchild Stephen Mark, and her parents Glenn and Cecile DeLay and sisters Dorothy DeLay Newhouse and Nellis DeLay Harvout.

She leaves behind her 3 children: Lauren Fraser, Philip Carlson and Kristen Carlson and their spouses/significant others Bob Fraser and Lea Turner. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren (with spouses): Ben and Laura Fraser, Samuel and Deborah Varon, Joshua and Nicole Fraser, Daniel and Victoria Fraser, and Josiah King Carlson. And she leaves behind 8 great-grandchildren: Savannah, Emmaus, Madison and Abigail Fraser; Henley, Hattie Louise (her namesake), and new Baby Fraser; and Olivia Fraser.

She is highly esteemed and greatly beloved (Daniel 9:23) both on earth and in heaven!

Glenna Louise DeLay Carlson Feb. 26, 1930 – Sept. 2021