Margaret N. Coulson, 85, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday,
April 21, 2014, at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. She was born on Aug. 30, 1928, in Hays Grove, a
daughter of the late John Earl Gilbert and Minnie C. (Shroyer) Gilbert McCalister. She was the widow of
Lawrence S. “Larry” Coulson, who died March 22, 2001.
Margaret was a 1946 graduate of Carlisle High School. She
worked many years at the former MGM Pharmacy in Carlisle and retired while working at the Newville branch. She
formerly attended Carlisle First Church of God. Margaret was a former member and Past President of Carlisle
V.F.W. Post 477 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed her grandchildren, bingo, bowling, putting puzzles together
and working in the yard. Margaret also enjoyed the many canine companions she had throughout her life.
She is survived by two daughters; Linda A. (husband, Bob) Kamowski and
Cindy K. Coulson Smith Bouder, both of Carlisle, one brother, Richard McCalister of Boiling Springs, one sister, Janet Williams
of Maryland, five grandchildren; Jeff, Scott and Kim Kamowski and Tracy Smith and Holly Ann Lins, eight great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Paul McCalister.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. in
the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Greg Hench officiating. Burial
will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of