MOUNT MORRIS – Jill L. Carlson, 58, of Mt. Morris and formerly of Oregon, died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday January 31, 2019 while travelling in Puerto Rico.
Born March 17, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of Jimmy and Diane (Bechtold) Utley. Married to Timm Carlson April 10, 1981 in Oregon. Jill was a 1978 graduate of Oregon High School and also a graduate of Rock Valley Community College. She retired in December 2016 from the Illinois Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles as the Oregon Facility Manager. Jill was Mt. Morris Cub Scouts Committee Chairwoman, a member of the Mt. Morris Let Freedom Ring Committee and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by her husband, Timm Carlson of Mt. Morris; sons, Tyler (Elizabeth) Carlson of Cary, IL and Trace (Hannah Patnaik) Carlson of Washington, DC; grandsons, Emmett and Grant Carlson; brother, Jimmy (Jessica) Utley of Dixon; sister, Susan (Dale) Price of Dixon; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: grandparents, Jay and Mary Bechtold; father, Jimmy Lee Utley; mother, Diane Thompson; and step-father, Charles Thompson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday February 12 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon with Pastor David Rogula officiating. Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 pm Monday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jill’s name may be made to the Nachusa Grasslands, Let Freedom Ring, or Oregon High School Athletic Dept.