Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ruby Carlson, 91, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Eureka Springs Hospital in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born on May 15, 1919, in Red City, Wis., the daughter of Harry and Amelia (Hansen) Holland. Ruby grew up and graduated high school in Hastings, Minn., and was employed at the historical Hastings State Hospital. On July 1, 1960, she was united in marriage to Earl Carlson and widowed in 1977. She moved to Holiday Island, Ark., from Minnesota to be with her daughter five years ago.

Survivors include: one son, William Wetch, of Garrison, Minn.; one daughter, Jayne Jester, of Holiday Island, Ark.; and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Carlson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to