Former Edinburg resident Margaret Statham Carlson died April 15, 2009. A memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, June 1, 2009.

Carlson was born January 12, 1924, and was a resident of Alexandria, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carlson; parents, Crawford and Daisy Statham. She grew up in Edinburg and graduated from Edinburg High School.

She is survived by sisters, Alice Aldrich and Mildred Park; son, Robert Carlson; daughter, Janice Baker, and three grandsons.