C. Parson webphotoCaroline Parson, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  She was 75 years old.

GATHERING OF FRIENDS will be held from 1 – 3 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel in Braham.

In lieu of flowers and memorials, please give to your local food shelf in Caroline’s memory.

Caroline S. Parson, of Braham, passed away after battling lung cancer on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  She was 75 years old.

Caroline was born on January 11, 1939 in Rock Island, Illinois, the second of three daughters of Edwin and Bernice (Tatman) Stern.  The family moved to White Bear Lake, Minnesota where Caroline attended grade school and then moved to Stanchfield for at time before buying a farm in Braham.  Caroline attended Braham High School, graduating in 1957.  Caroline and her sisters were confirmed, as adults, in 1966 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church.   On August 20, 1960, Caroline was united in marriage to Emery Parson. 

Caroline worked in the banking industry in the earlier years.  In her free time, she enjoyed her passion for painting.  Caroline even began to teach students within the community the art of painting.  She continued her classes and also volunteered much of her time to the local food shelves until her final days.

Caroline is survived by her niece and many nephews and their families as well as numerous friends.

A Gather of Friends will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food shelf in Caroline’s memory.  Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. 

14 guestbook entries for CAROLINE S. PARSON

  1. Debbie & John Singh October 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I was saddened to hear the news of Caroline’s passing as I’d just seen her a few weeks ago. She was one of the most authentic and genuine people I’ve ever met.

  2. Jon & Loree Sanford October 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Our sympathies to her family and many friends

  3. Myra Luedke October 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    It was a shock to hear that my good artist friend passed away, we have been friends for many years, have painted together and have been to many art events together. She was a special friend to me. I will miss her dearly.

  4. Karen Newton October 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Caroline was a great artist, teacher and friend. She taught me so much in our classes. Iwish you Gods peace at this most difficult time. Karen

  5. BettyJean Mate' October 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    I will miss the company of Caroline and the Sunday Painters of Aitkin. She was a great painter and inspired all of us to do many paintings. She will be sadly missed. May God’s blessings be upon her.

  6. BettyJean Mate' October 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I wll miss Carolines’ love of painting, as she shared so much with the Sunday Painters and kept us
    going with our paintings. Caroline will be in my prayers. BettyJean

  7. BettyJean Mate' October 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Caroline love of teaching painting and friendship will be greatly missed.
    Caroline will be in my prayers. BettyJean

  8. BettyJean Mate' October 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    I will miss Caroline’s painting classes. God Bless BettyJean

  9. BettyJean Mate' October 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I will pray for Caroline. I enjoyed her painting classes. BettyJean

  10. Ruth Hagfors October 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Caroline was such a special gal. Always full of fun and encouragement. She was my painting instructor, mentor, cheerleader, and most of all my friend. We did many things together and she always had something positive to say. She is missed. May her family and friends cherish many happy memories. May our Lord bless her and her family.

  11. Kay Pierson October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Caroline was a great painter, she encouraged me to continue trying, even when I gave up on a special project. Caroline even let me bring my granddaughters to try to teach them to paint. We always had so many laughs and talks during our painting classes, trying to solve ours and the worlds problems. She will be missed greatly by her many friends and those of the painters world. Now she can paint beautiful things for God. My sympathy to her family.

  12. Sheryl October 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Caroline was so much fun to talk with! She has had a full life of experiences to share, and
    my family and I loved her stories and wisdom!
    I will miss her visits and hearing about her Montana trips, fishing stories, paintings she was working on and volunteering. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. We all miss herl

  13. Becky Knisley October 29, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    I just heard of Caroline’s passing. I am so sad to hear the news. She was such a special lady! I had been thinking of her over the past few months and was meaning to check in with her, and I never did. I met her years ago during one of her real estate adventures and helped her through some rental challenges. She was so precious and special! What a pleasure she was. She will be missed.

  14. Gail (Mattson) Dawson October 31, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    You’re deeply missed my Dear Aunt. Rest In Peace.

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