Les­lye L. Car­son, book­keeper

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - —Frederick N. Ras­mussen

Les­lye L. Car­son, a re­tired book­keeper who had also been a col­lege book­store man­ager, died Sun­day of com­pli­ca­tions from a stroke at Ge­n­e­sis Per­ring Park­way. She was 88.

The daugh­ter of Paul S. LeFaivre, su­per­in­ten­dent of The Bal­ti­more Sun press­room, and Dorothy LeFaivre, a home­maker, Les­lye LeFaivre was born in Bal­ti­more and raised on Rad­nor Av­enue in Go­vans.

She was a 1946 grad­u­ate of East­ern High School. Af­ter her mar­riage a few years later, the fam­ily moved to a home on Rad­nor Road.

She raised four chil­dren, then in 1969 be­gan work­ing at what is now Loy­ola Univer­sity Mary­land, man­ag­ing the school book­store. She held that po­si­tion un­til go­ing to work in 1974 as a book­keeper for Ny­borg’s, an art sup­plies store. She re­tired in 1980. Mrs. Car­son later moved to Kirk­wood House on Loch Raven Boule­vard. She en­joyed or­ga­niz­ing and lead­ing more than a 100 bus trips for res­i­dents to crab feasts, shop­ping ex­cur­sions and casi­nos, fam­ily mem­bers said.

The ma­tri­arch of a large fam­ily, Mrs. Car­son had been nick­named “the Big Cheese” by one of her grand­sons, fam­ily mem­bers said.

Mrs. Car­son fi­nan­cially sup­ported many or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing St. Jude’s Hospi­tal, St. Labre In­dian School, South­west In­dian Chil­dren, Mis­sion Up, United Ser­vice Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion to Pro­tect Chil­dren, Dis­abled Vet­er­ans and the Sal­va­tion Army.

She had been a mem­ber of Gre­gory Memo­rial Bap­tist Church.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day at Mitchell-Wiede­feld Fu­neral Home, York and Over­book roads, Rodgers Forge.

She is sur­vived by two sons, Wayne Car­son of Bal­ti­more and Scott Car­son of Fair­field Glade, Tenn.; two daugh­ters, Toni Hiteshew of Ca­tonsville and Terri Fo­rand of Tow­son; a sis­ter, Joan LeFaivre of Rodgers Forge; 10 grand­chil­dren; and seven great-grand­chil­dren. Her mar­riage to Earl Car­son ended in di­vorce.

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