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Feb. 14, 1941 – March 22, 2022
Doris Carlson obit pic

Grandma Jean passed peacefully on March 22, 2022, in San Francisco, California. Born on February 14th, 1941, in Culver City, CA, Doris “Jean” Carlson was preceded in death by her husband Robert Carlson, parents Harold and Helen Row, and sister Patricia Carr. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Swickard (Mike), son Scott Bryant (Tara), stepdaughter Debi Heiskala (Jeff) and sister Ruth Eliason; grandchildren Brooke Bryant, Mia Bryant, Charlie Tobin (Mike), Ronnie Swickard, Kendal Heiskala, Erik Heiskala, and four great grandchildren. Jean is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She leaves behind many lifelong friends that she always treated as family.

Jean was raised in Escalon and attended Burwood School and Escalon High School. The family moved to Salinas where she graduated from Salinas High School. Jean followed her passion and received her nursing degree from Hartnell College starting a career that would encompass 25 years at San Joaquin General Hospital as a Nurse and Respiratory Therapist. Jean was well known for her compassion and commitment to her patients, always finding a way to make someone’s day better. In retirement, Jean would take over the family restaurant with her husband Bob. In her second retirement when she wasn’t playing darts, dominos, or in a bowling alley, Jean enjoyed her animals, taking cruises with her friends and cheering for her favorite team, The Green Bay Packers.

Jean’s true passion was her family. She always made sure to remember every birthday and always made her “babies” feel special. Jean always enjoyed attending and supporting her family in any endeavor whether it was attending a volleyball tournament, wrestling tournament, softball, football or hockey game as well as many academic functions.

Jean was greatly loved and will be truly missed.

A special thank you to the many Doctors and Nurses that worked hard to help our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions in her name to UCSF Medical Center or to a charity of choice.

Per Jean’s request, there will not be any services.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 30, 2022