Vera E. (Hotchkiss) Carlson, of Billings, passed away December 13, 2018 at Billings Clinic Hospital. Vera was born April 7, 1929 in Red Lodge, MT to Con and Reba Hotchkiss.
Vera grew up in Red Lodge and graduated there in 1947. On October 16, 1948, she married Carl B. Carlson and moved to a farm between Belfry and Bridger, where they lived for many years. In 1971, as a result of Carl needing back surgery, they sold the farm and moved to Laurel. Later they built a home on 54th and Neibauer and resided there for 30 years. Carl passed away in 2007. Vera resided at Morning Star Assisted Living, where she had many friends. She enjoyed the staff and employees, especially Chef Jim.
Vera loved growing up in Red Lodge, music, dancing, reading, playing cards, and lilacs. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
Vera is survived by her children: Linda, Randy, Beverly (Joel); sister, Goldie (Raymond) Rae; brothers: Con (Jan) and Delano (Patricia); sister-in-law, Doris (Floyd); and many nieces and nephews.
A family service will be held in the summer. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MT Talking Book Library in Helena, 1515 E. 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59602.