SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Helen Sweat Carlton passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012, in her sleep. She was a dedicated military wife during her husband's 37 year military career. Helen was married to her beloved Gen. Paul K. Carlton, USAF (Ret.) for 67 years until his death in 2009. She was delighted in her role as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children, Dorothy C. Sievert and husband, Peter of River Forest, IL and Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton, Jr., USAF (Ret.) and wife, Jan of College Station, TX; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Faye Sweat of Leesburg, GA.

A Memorial Service will be held on February 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Air Force Village II, High Flight Chapel at 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78245 with Chaplain Bill Jacobs officiating. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation for Freedom House, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78245.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

San Antonio, TX 210/227-8221