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Michael Raymond Carlton

Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Death 10 Oct 2012 (aged 69)
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100047503 · View Source
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Michael Raymond Carlton was born to Ray and Joann Carlton on July 6, 1943, in Portland. He passed away on Oct. 10, 2012, in Medford where he made his home with wife Susan for the past 10 years. Michael attended Llewellyn Grade School where he was active in both Cub and Boy Scouts. He then attended and graduated from Wilson High School in the class of 1961. At Wilson he was active in wrestling, swimming, gymnastics, orchestra and jazz band, playing a mean bass. He also was active in Junior Achievement. He attended the University of Oregon and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Portland State University. Eventually, Michael went to work in the family saw chain business, Carlton Company, where he rose to become President. He retired in 1996. Michael loved the outdoors - fishing, hunting, camping and especially skiing. He spent college summers working at Timberline Lodge giving occasional ski lessons among other duties. He earned a pilot's license and had a black belt in Tai Kwon Do. He was a professional photographer and was active in Krayon Kids Musical Theatre. Michael had three children, Anthony Carlton of Portland, with first wife, Kathleen Shank, and Kaili and Jordan Carlton (who predeceased Michael) with second wife, Marsha McGuire. Michael had two grandchildren, Hayli, daughter of Tony and Ruth, and Cheyenne, daughter of Kaili Carlton and Justin Canfield. Michael is also survived by his mother, Joann Carlton; and his sister, Kathleen Hillman, both of Portland. In 2002, Michael married Susan Walker of Medford. With Susan he acquired two stepdaughters, Nani Sallee and Chrystie Milano, and four step-grandchildren, Shawn and Maikalani Sallee, Skyar and Sydney Milano, all of whom cared deeply for Michael. In sickness and in health, Michael and Susan shared wonderful adventures during retirement, traveling to such places as Paris, Hawaii, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. A consummate gentleman, Michael was loved, admired and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed beyond words.

Published in The Oregonian on November 2, 2012


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