Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson

Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, 52, Manhattan, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa.

Shw was born June 29, 1962, in Milwaukee to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She later received her master's of science in nursing from the University of Kansas.

She married Eric Carlson on June 14, 1986, in Overland Park. She then specialized in family practice nursing at Fort Hays State University and became board certified in pediatrics. She was a nurse in the Kansas City area before they moved to Hutchinson, then Hays, and Manhattan in 1999.

She was a member of various professional nursing organizations and was devoted to her career. She taught nursing classes at FHSU and was instrumental in founding the Hays First Care Clinic. She most recently was the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Geary Community Hospital Pediatrics Clinic. She was a preceptor and inspired many young nurses to follow their passion of caring for others.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and volunteered at her church's second-hand store. Despite having lupus and related complications for the past 15 years, she worked, cared for her family, and encouraged her children in their activities and education.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Eric A. Carlson, of the home; her children, Carissa, Monica, Lee, Jacob and Lauren, Manhattan; her mother, Overland Park; two sisters, Karen Conklin and husband, Chris, Chanute, and Lynne Hill and husband, Grant, Spring Hill; two sisters-in-law, Becky Carlson and Sarah Bannister, Iola; a sister, Anna Prockish and husband, Tim, Salina; and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan.

Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or online at www.cff.org.