Juanita Harwell Carlson


Juanita Harwell Carlson, 93, passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Cleveland.

A resident of Billings, Mont., since 1947, she relocated to Cleveland in 2006.

She was born to the late Fred and Nancy Harwell on Dec. 23, 1924, in Muskogee, Okla. She served our country as a highly skilled Army nurse during World War II — one of the nurses to care for the soldiers from the Bataan Death March, including Gen. Jonathan Wainwright. She was the only girl of eight children and, arguably, the toughest of them all. She continued her career in medicine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verner Carlson; parents, Fred and Nancy Harwell; and six brothers.

She is survived by her brother, the Rev. Kenneth Harwell, and large extended family to cherish her memory.

She was laid to rest next to her husband in Billings.

Share a personal memory or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Harwell family with these arrangements.


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