Jane Carlson obituary

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .

Jane Carlson of Evergreen, passed away suddenly on May 13, 2017 at age 71. She was born Jane Marie Aubart in Cornell, Wisconsin on November 14, 1945 to Roy and Loretta Aubart.

In the late ‘60s and into the mid-‘70s, Jane owned two retail businesses in Wisconsin: a fabric store in Racine called Jane’s Petite Boutique and later the Warp & Woof in Milwaukee where she sold fabric and custom clothing.

She met and married her husband, Ken Carlson, in Milwaukee; they relocated six times before settling in Evergreen, Colorado.

Jane’s strong artistic talent was directed toward the creation of stuffed bears and various styles of cloth dolls, which she displayed and sold through arts and craft shows and in various stores as well as directly through her business, KenJa Designs. She was active in various bear and doll groups and was recognized through various organizations and magazines.

In retirement Jane continued her artistic endeavors through acrylic painting, Zentangling, drawing, stamping, coloring and making cards.

She suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and undiagnosed cancer.

Jane is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ken, as well as six sisters and four brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Evergreen Christian Outreach, PO Box 1515, Evergreen 80437 or donated online at (click on “Donate Now” to be directed to the Colorado Gives site). Be sure to note donations are in memory of Jane Carlson.