Former Mayor Carlson dies in Arkansas


HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – Arlene Jane Arnold Carlson, daughter of Stanley and Clara Arnold was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 15, 1933 and passed away Sunday October 6th 2019, at Baptist Hosp. in Conway, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years old.


Arlene was mayor and city council member in Fort Madison, Iowa, from March of 1984 through December of 1995. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Heber Springs, past president of the Heber Springs Humane Society, a member of the board of Margie’s Haven House, and one of the founders of the Fort Madison Child Abuse Coalition. She enjoyed playing cards, canasta, pinochle, and bridge.

Her complete obituary appears at today and the e-edition Thursday morning.

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