Erla May /Mae Kolbeck

Female 1925 - 2012  (87 years)

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  1. 1.  Erla May /Mae Kolbeck was born 7 Jan 1925, Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States of America; died 17 Aug 2012, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America.

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    • Census: 1935 &1940, San Francisco, California, United States; 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; 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
    • Obituary: 22 Aug 2012, Los Alamos Monitor ; Erla Mae Larson Obituary 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


    Name: Erla May Kolbeck
    Birth Date: 7 Jan 1925
    Mother's Maiden Name: Andersen
    Birth County: Humboldt
    (California Birth Index, 1905-1995)

    Name Erla Mae Kolbeck
    Sex Female
    Residence Date 1948
    Residence Place Multnomah, Oregon, United States
    "Oregon, Multnomah County, Voting Registration Records, 1908-1958", database, FamilySearch

    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

    Erla married Thomas Eugene Larson Jan 1949, Oregon, United States. Thomas was born 1926, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA; died 13 Sep 2007. [Group Sheet]

    1. 2. Caryn Larson  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. Kathy Larson  Descendancy chart to this point

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Caryn Larson Descendancy chart to this point (1.Erla1)


    Caryn Womack and husband Art, and their twins Anna and Seth

  2. 3.  Kathy Larson Descendancy chart to this point (1.Erla1)

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