Erla May /Mae Kolbeck

Female 1925 - 2012  (87 years)

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  • Name Erla May /Mae Kolbeck 
    Born 7 Jan 1925  Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Erla May Kolbeck
      Birth Date: 7 Jan 1925
      Mother's Maiden Name: Andersen
      Birth County: Humboldt
      (California Birth Index, 1905-1995)

      United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
      Name Erla Mae Kolbeck Larson
      Event Type Obituary
      Event Date 21 Aug 2012
      Event Place New Mexico, United States
      Gender Female
      Age 87
      Relationship to Deceased Deceased
      Birth Date 07 Jan 1925
      Birthplace Ferndale, , California
      Death Date 17 Aug 2012
      Newspaper Los Alamos Monitor
      Spouse and Children
      Tom Larson Husband Male
      Caryn Womack Daughter Female
      Greg Son Male
      Kathy Jacobs Daughter Female
      Dan Bertram Son Male
      Greta Hanson Daughter Female
      Parents and Siblings
      Chris Kolbeck Parent Unknown
      Christine Kolbeck Mother Female
      Extended Family
      Art Son-In-Law Male
      Anna Granddaughter Female
      Seth Grandson Male
      Leslie Daughter-In-Law Female
      Brandy Son-In-Law Male
      Ben Son-In-Law Male
      Ryan Grandchild Unknown
      Travis Grandchild Unknown
      Vernon Larson Brother-In-Law Male
      Andy Brother-In-Law Male
      Others on Record
      Joyce Eyster Non Relative Unknown
      "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch
    Gender Female 
    Census 1935 &1940  San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chris N kolbeck, 1940 Census, San Francisco, California, United States, age 47, born Denmark, married, residence in 1935, same place
    Christine Kolbeck, 1940 Census, San Francisco, California, United States, age 43, wife, birthplace Germany, abt 1897
    Leona C Kolbeck, 1940 Census, age 18, daughter, born 1922, California
    Erla M Kolbeck, 1940 Census, daughter, age 15, born California.
    (United States Census, 1940)
    Military 1 Aug 1945  World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Erla Mae Kolbeck
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: 7 Jan 1925
    Issue Date: 1 Aug 1945
    Educational Institution: Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing
    School Location: Portland, Oregon
    (World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948 )
    Father's Occupation: Dairy Inspector 
    Died 17 Aug 2012  Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 22 Aug 2012  Los Alamos Monitor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Erla Mae Larson
    It is with sorrow and peace that we notify those who knew and loved her that on Aug. 17, 2012, Erla Mae Larson, age 87, left her place in our world. She passed quickly and peacefully and has moved on in her journey.
    Erla Mae Kolbeck was born in Ferndale, Calif. on Jan. 7, 1925 to Chris and Christine Kolbeck. During early childhood the family moved to San Francisco, Calif. In 1942 at the age of 17, she graduated valedictorian of her class at Lick Wilmerding Lux Preparatory School in San Francisco. After graduation she traveled to Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. She planned to become a missionary nurse. She went to nursing school at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore. She graduated and became an RN in 1948. While in nursing school, she met her roommate's brother, Tom Larson. They fell in love and were married in January of 1949. They had three daughters while Tom was studying for his Ph.D. at John's Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. They moved to Los Alamos in 1956 where Erla Mae became a vibrant part of the Los Alamos community.
    She was a member of the Los Alamos Garden Club and with her partner Joyce Eyster, she started a successful catering business. After her children graduated from college, Erla Mae decided to return to nursing. She studied and in 1987 passed the nurses' exam and once again became an RN. While working as a nurse she co-authored a book, The Whole Way to Allergy Relief and Prevention. She decided to further study her lifelong interests of nutrition and natural healing and in 1999 she was awarded a Bachelor of Natural Health Sciences in Clinical Nutrition. In 2004, she became a doctor of natural medicine. Her knowledge of nutritional and natural health helped many people on their journeys to better health. She was always willing to give generously of her time and expertise.
    To her family and friends she was a counselor, a confidant, and a loving spirit. She will be dearly missed but remembered by all who came to know her.
    She is survived by her daughter Caryn Womack and husband Art, and their twins Anna and Seth; stepson Greg and wife Leslie; daughter Kathy Jacobs and husband Brandy; Dan Bertram; Greta Hanson, husband Ben and sons Ryan and Travis; brother-in-law Vernon Larson and wife Andy; and finally her beloved dog Kira.
    At her request she has been cremated. An Open House will be held at the home she loved and entertained in for years. We hope you will join us from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 25 at 2711 Walnut St., Los Alamos, N.M. to celebrate her love and life.
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Erla Mae's name to either of the following agencies:
    The Wildlife Center, Inc., P.O. Box 246, Espanola, NM 87532; Heifer International, 1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202
    Published in Los Alamos Monitor from August 22 to August 23, 2012
    Person ID I10608  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 

    Father Christian Nissan Kolbeck,   b. 07 Dec 1892, Mariesminde, Seest Sogn, Anst Herred, Ribe Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1983, Los Alamos, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Christine Andersen,   b. Abt 1897, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3655  Group Sheet

    Family Tom Larson 
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F3656  Group Sheet

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