Lasting Memories

Carly Ianson
Nov. 14, 1974-Oct. 27, 2012
Chico, California

Carly Ianson peacefully entered into Heaven Oct. 27, 2012, with her family by her side, after a prolonged battle with Lupus. She was a resident of Chico, Calif., at the time.

She was predeceased by her mother, Nancy Ianson. Survived by loving father, Rexford Ianson, and his wife, Cece; aunts, Janet Bechtold (George), Karen Skogstrom (Michael), Laurie Fleck (David); her uncle, Edward Finney Jr.; and many cousins.

Carly loved her family, friends and animals and was loved in return. She attended Nativity School in Menlo Park and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Calif., she went on to attend the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.

While in high school she actively supported and participated in community programs sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire District, including the Christmas toy drive, Christmas Bear Tree for Stanford Children's Hospital, annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fire Prevention Week Open House. She considered the firefighters in Menlo Park her extended family. Her inquisitive nature and sense of humor will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Memorial donations may be made to the local Humane Society.

From Gina Sandoval
Nov. 16, 2012

I attended Nativity School with Carly. I have very fond memories of her at school, with the toy drives at the fire department, and as a friend. She marched to her own drum which I really liked that about her. My condolences go out to the family.