David Clarence ‘Dave’ Carlson

David Clarence ‘Dave’ Carlson, 73, Aberdeen resident died Thursday, January 9, 2014, at his home in Aberdeen.

Dave was born on May 24, 1940, in Glenwood, Minnesota, to Clarence and Emma (Lundblad) Carlson. In the late 40’s he moved to Sedro Woolley, where he graduated from high school. He joined the Air Force and was Honorably Discharged 1959.

On July 6, 1991, Dave married Marilyn Henson Arnold in Aberdeen. She resides at the family home.

Dave is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marilyn Carlson of Aberdeen; two daughters, Dixie and husband, Brian Swanson of Elma and Sharon Carlson of Hoquiam; four stepsons, Steve Arnold, Bob Arnold and Paul Arnold all of Aberdeen and Tim Arnold of Hoquiam; a sister, Carole Koskiniemi of Minnesota; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren. Dave was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Carlson; and a sister, Pauline Carlson.

There will be a celebration of Dave’s life on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Noon in Fern Hill Funeral Home’s Chapel.

A message of condolence or of a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.


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