In Memoriam: The Rev. Cynthia Carlson, '97

The Rev. Cynthia Carlson, Class of 1997, died peacefully on Monday, September 23, in Providence Hospital, Portland, Oregon. Former priest associate at St. David of Wales, Portland, OR. (where 2003 alumna the Rev. Sara Fischer is rector), Carlson was ordained in 1998 in the Diocese of New Jersey. Disabled by an aneurism at the time of her ordination, she served for a time in New Jersey before moving to Portland in 2006 to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. She associated with St. David's at that time and was a regular preacher and presider as long as her health allowed. Through thick and thin, Carlson was a faithful prayer warrior for the St. David's community until the time of her death. A memorial service was held at St. David's on October 5.