Betty Loraine Lamp Carlson, age 92, of Clarkston, MI was given the greatest Christmas gift by being released from this life and arriving in Heaven to celebrate Jesus' birthday in His presence. As it is written in 1 John 2:8 "the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining." Betty was born May 28, 1925 in Bowling Green, Ohio, the daughter of George Frank and Edith Odessa (Owens) Lamp. She was a caregiver from a young age, taking care of friends and family alike. She loved cooking and baking, and you never left her home hungry. Betty was a homemaker, but went on to work in retail sales at fine department stores including Jacobson's, Goldwater's, Bullock's and Macy's. She loved to shop and had an appreciation for collectibles. She traveled extensively in the United States and made trips with friends and family to the British Isles, Europe, the Holy Lands and Sweden. Betty was one of five children, including a sister, Thelma, and three brothers: Gerald, Jim and Don, all of whom preceded her in death. Her father worked in the oil fields, which caused the family to move from Ohio to West Virginia, then north to Michigan in the late 1930s. At age 13, she met her future husband in Allegan, David Stanley Carlson, and on January 17, 1941, they married. He preceded her in death. Together they had four children: Constance Lee Douglas; David Stanley Carlson, Jr.; Richard Alan (Evelyn) Carlson and Kathryn Louise Markham. She was also preceded in death by her son, David. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and their spouses: Susan (Bob) Daniels, Sarah Swafford, Rick (Rebecca) Douglas; Amy (James) Carlson Phelps, Michael (Erin) Carlson; Coy (Brian) Stewart, Eric (Elizabeth) Carlson, Mark Carlson (partner Stephanie Pierce); and Stephen (Sara) Markham; fifteen great-grandchildren: Stacie Daniels, Maggie Swafford, Erick and Aedan Douglas, Ryder and Hawke Phelps, Eden Carlson, Claire, Kylie and Bryson Stewart, Deanna, Ally and Drew Carlson and Malin and McKinley Markham; and one great-great-grandson, Alex Lundberg. A service celebrating her life is planned for spring. Village Funeral Home 135 South Street Ortonville, Michigan 48462.