Edward Carlson, 87, returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 18, 1992 after a valiant struggle with complications incident to age in Bountiful, Utah.
He was born August 28, 1904 in Murray, Utah, the oldest of 12 children, of Carl Gustav Emil and Martha Victoria Carlstrom Carlson. Attended Murray City schools and graduated from Murray High School. Married Elda Anona Christensen Sept. 4, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He grew up fixing cars in his father's car dealership and gas station. He worked at the Murray Cannery and Murray Smelter and spent many years in mining and oil exploration. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was an active member of the LDS Church throughout his life and was a high priest in the Farmington 19th Ward at the time of his death.He is survived by his wife of 50 years; children and their spouses, Sharon and Richard Palmer, Morrison, Colo.; Susan and Curtis B. Empey, Ogden; Brian E. and Julene Carlson, Farmington; 15 grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Carlson, Garden Grove, Calif.; three sisters, Vivian Lindsay and Beverly Billows, both of Salt Lake City; and Norma White, Kanab. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, Teresa Palmer.
His gentle spirit, loving nature and dry wit, will be missed by all who know him.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 23, 1992, at the Farmington 19th Ward, 695 South 200 East. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, and Monday, at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Monday, 2 p.m., Holladay Memorial Park, 1900 East Memory Lane (4900 So.)
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