|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1916|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2007|
Clair Ruesch Carlson passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, August 12, 2007. He was born on October 16, 1916 in Manti, Utah to Edward S. Carlson and Bertha Ruesch Carlson. He attended school in Manti, UT. He served a mission in Sweden from 1937-1939. After returning, he entered the Army, and served his country from 1941-1945. Clair and his brothers worked and owned Jolly Poultry and Carlson Brothers Spanish Fork Mill.
Dad also worked for Staker Paving, the Tooele Army Depot, and the U.S. Post Office. He retired at the age of 71. Clair married the best peach in Georgia, Esther B. Blocker on February 14, 1947 in the Manti Temple. Together they served in the Atlanta Georgia Mission. Dad held many church callings.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; his children, Cynthia (Steve) Hales, Spanish Fork; Sylvia (Jay) Newitt, Provo; Ray (Jill) Carlson, Valencia, CA, D-On Hillman; Annette (Lane) Thomas; Jill (Byron) Wann, all of Spanish Fork; and James (DeAnn) Carlson, of Greensboro, NC. Dad has 32 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Vernon (Betty) Carlson; a sister, Beulah Voorhees; and a sister-in-law, Lenore Carlson. Dad was preceded in death by his parents, two granddaughters, Jessica and Brandi Lyn; three brothers and a sister.
The family would like to thank A+ Home Health Care, Bonnie, Krissy, Cami, Kori, and Royal.
Funeral services will be held on Thurs., August 16, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Fork Stake Center, 1006 E. 200 S., Spanish Fork. A viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wed. evening, August 15, 2007 at Walker Mortuary, 187 S. Main, Spanish Fork and on Thurs. morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on 8/14/2007.
Spanish Fork City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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