Chic Carson
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 15, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Lewiston, Idaho, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 5, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Spokane, Washington, United States
A Rosary will be held Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6 pm at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1 pm at St. Paschal's Catholic Church, 2523 N. Park Rd.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loving Mother, Chic Carson. We will remember her forever.


Where: The Service Station-9315 N. Nevada, Spokane, Wa 99218

When: 3:00PM, December 14, 2013


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kaylyn Carson on 19th October 2016

"Missing you always, Grandma Chic! I have such fond memories of you being a sweet, loving, and strong woman to look up to. I am lucky to have had you as my Great Grandmother."

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 18th October 2016

"Much love for my mom...she lives through her family everyday. Love you."

This tribute was added by Tony Carson on 5th December 2015

"Mom is always with us as we are with her, Dad, Pop, Gigi and all relations, as love of family is immortal through our Lord."

This tribute was added by karen carson on 5th December 2015

"Missing you so much. Thinking about our Christmas tradition of going to the Davenport for the tree extravagance and how much fun we had together."

This tribute was added by johnny robel on 4th November 2015

"I never knew those old records at POPS house were yours. But I sure have memories down in the basement with Tom  listening to them"

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 15th October 2015

"love forever"

This tribute was added by Tim Carson on 15th October 2015

"Never forgotten..."

This tribute was added by Mary Greif Griffin on 5th December 2014

"I am sad for All of Chic's children, and their family's, thinking about how much they must miss her.:-(."

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 5th December 2014

"This seems like a good place and time to say, I miss you mom. I was thinking about christmas the other day and felt so blessed to have you as my mother. I remember being a small boy about 6 years old and not being able to sleep christmass eve. We opened presents on christmas morning and with all six boys it was an event. I thought about the thankless generosity my mom and dad had while trying to hide presents for six boys and have them magically appearing on-time for christmas morning. I love you forever Mom"

This tribute was added by karen carson on 5th December 2014

"It's hard to believe it's been a year since we lost you. I miss you and the time we spent together. You will always have a special place in my heart."

This tribute was added by Tim Carson on 5th December 2014

"It has been a year now and still all seems like a bad dream. You are forever in my thoughts and your memory will be with me until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 30th May 2014

"Susan and I threw a couple of carnations in the Molalla river in memory of our mothers this mothers day. As the carnations hit the water and floated away, I couldn't help but think of all the wonderful gifts my mother gave her family. I miss you mom but know that you are always with me in spirit. With Love, your son Patrick"

This tribute was added by Tony Carson on 2nd March 2014

"Just had my 55th birthday, it was not the same without the yearly call from Mom. She is the best mother I could have ever wished for, I miss her very much but am happy for her as she is at peace with our Lord Jesus, Dad, Robbie, Pop, Gigi, etc..."

This tribute was added by Dennis Kluver on 28th December 2013

"Chic was definitely a very special lady.She always had a good word to say about everyone. Every time I saw her I would give her a big hug and tell her she was a "very special lady"! Her smile was always so rewarding. She will be missed by so many people. Thanks Tim for inviting us to the Church Service to pay our last respects to a GREAT woman. God bless the Carson Family!"

This tribute was added by Heidi Hanson Supang on 18th December 2013

"I will remember you, Auntie Chic, for your smile and your laugh…and your cute dainty sneeze. I loved when you came to visit us- and put on your "face" in the kitchen because the light was better, and I'd watch you file and paint those beautiful nails. I loved how you got all decked out for the day…everyday. But my favourite memories are in college, when I lived in Spokane and we'd go to Wendy's for a chocolate frosty date, then to a movie at the Admiral. Remember when you announced mid-film "Well it wouldn't be Hollyweird without all these damn sex scenes!?" Good for you Auntie Chic, I love that you always stood up for your beliefs even if it embarrassed me at the time! And of course there's our tap lessons, where you spun circles around my girlfriends and I, and they ended up dropping out because they couldn't keep up with you. I will always hold these memories in my heart and share them with the world.  Merry Christmas Auntie, I know you're up there dancing and laughing with Uncle Dean and Papa and Gigi and that puts a smile on my face. You are forever loved and missed."

This tribute was added by Norma Davis on 15th December 2013

"I am one on Chic's Bunco friends.  I have a different perspective than most of her friends since she was already 80 years old when I met her.  But age is just a number and I could tell right away that this woman was very special. She was quick-witted, funny and smart.  She could keep score faster than I could until her eyesight started to diminish. She always dressed very nice and added life to the party.  I feel very privileged that I got to know her over these last six years.  My condolences to her family for your great loss."

This tribute was added by Mary Greif Griffin on 13th December 2013

"I am one of Jean "Jay" Anthony Greif Jr. & Mona McCann's daughters, for those who didn't know.
Chic is my Dad's first cousin, but she made me feel like a first cousin as well.
We have kept in touch via email, and some phone conversations.

Even though I am many miles away, my heart is with my Greif relatives and extended family's.
  I will be praying for God to provide comfort and Strength to all.
I'm very sorry, that I am not able to be there.

With Love,
Mary Pat Greif-Griffin
Phoenix AZ"

This tribute was added by John Mellick on 12th December 2013

"Chic & I did many Real Estate transactions over "our 30 years" in the real estate business. I am a home loan lender...and we would work together on getting buyers into their homes. She was wonderful to work with, and very good at her profession. She will be missed by myself and all her real estate friends"

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 8th December 2013

"CARSON, Chic (Age 87) Chic was born Haroldene Therese Malerich in Lewiston, Idaho on October, 15 1926 to parents Barney and Imogene (Greif). Her passing was preceded by her parents; sister, Robbie Rietz, and husband, Dean. Chic went peacefully to God on December 5, 2013 surrounded by her sons and immediate family. She is survived by her sister Judy Hanson, sons: Tim, Tom, Tony, Kevin, Mike, Pat; grandson Chad; granddaughters: Tarrah, Angela, and Joy. Chic was very blessed and cherished her relationships with her daughters-in-law, great- grandchildren, and extended family. Chic spent over 30 years as a professional Realtor in the Spokane market and was well known for her humor, wit, kindness, and attention to detail. She enjoyed bargain hunting, traveling, and playing bunko with her girlfriends. The Rosary will be Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6 pm at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1 pm at St. Paschal’s Catholic Church, 2523 N. Park Rd. followed by a burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Chic’s on-line memorial at to leave a message of condolence. She is missed and loved forever."

This tribute was added by Patrick Carson on 8th December 2013

"My Mom is such a wonderful person. She always put her Children and family first. Growing up in the Carson house meant you had to wait your turn most of the time and with five older brothers, it could took a while. I was no stranger to this concept. Mom always tried to pace herself and we were willing to wait (most times). In those rare moments when you finally got some one-on-one time with her, she had a knack of making you feel like the most important kid on earth. I remember being about 8 years old when my brothers left with Dad somewhere. My Mom and I sat in her room, talked, watched an Andy Williams Christmas special, and ate homemade peanut brittle. It was the best peanut brittle I ever ate and I'm sure it was because she was the best mom ever and made me feel so special in her life. She had a way of doing this all through my life and I'm sure all the Carson boy's feel the same way."

This tribute was added by karen carson on 8th December 2013

"Chic was my Mother in Law for 38 years, I am married to her oldest son Tim. We were very close and we spent a lot of time together, movies, plays, lunch, shopping and we played bunko with neighborhood women. I enjoyed her quick wit and humor, she was always a good time. She referred to me as her daughter and I was proud to be called that by her. I will miss her greatly and she will always have a special place in my heart."

This tribute was added by Loretta J. (Greif) Madera on 7th December 2013

"I loved my beautiful cousin Chic.  She was a remarkable, loving, funny, smart, energetic, quick witted, gregarious lady with a generous nature.  I especially loved how straight-forward she was.

I will have fond memories of her and they are treasures. I'll always remember, with great joy, that summer we came to visit and staying at Loon Lake, your family of 8 and our family of 7.... not a quiet room in the house, but did we ever have fun!  She welcomed us and made us feel so at home.  She had a smile that could light up any room and I always felt a warmth about her.  

Even though I only saw her face to face just a few times, she left a lasting impression on me, and we wrote letters for many years to keep in touch.  

I want to offer my deepest heartfelt condolences to all of her 6 boys, and their families, and her friends.  I know she must have touched a lot of people's hearts and will be dearly missed.  I will keep her, and your families in my prayers and please know that your cousins from Southern California all send our love and prayers.

Hoping the thoughts and prayers of those who care will ease your sorrow, and your memories will bring you comfort.  Wishing you peace and God's blessings.

With deepest sympathy,
Richard & Loretta J. (Greif) Madera,
and son Devon Victor Madera"

This tribute was added by Tim Carson on 7th December 2013

"Love you forever Mom. Your memories and life stories will continue through our future generations.You and Dad (Dean) did a good job on us boys. I am proud of all you have done for us. I learned more from you that I could ever put on this page. I will see you both some day and will remain in my prayers until then."

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