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In Memory of

Dennis Wayne Carlson

May 14, 1947 - July 28, 2017

Obituary


Our precious father went to heaven July 28, 2017. He was born to John Henry Carlson and Madeline Hipner May 14,1947.

He attended school in West Valley. He married his sweetheart, Vicky Carlson, and shared 47 years of marriage until her passing. After getting hitched, Dennis took his senior trip to Vietnam in 1966-68.

Dennis was a man who put his family first, teaching us all the meaning of the word family and what it meant to him, along with what a hard days work was. He kept his feelings and thoughts for...

Our precious father went to heaven July 28, 2017. He was born to John Henry Carlson and Madeline Hipner May 14,1947.

He attended school in West Valley. He married his sweetheart, Vicky Carlson, and shared 47 years of marriage until her passing. After getting hitched, Dennis took his senior trip to Vietnam in 1966-68.

Dennis was a man who put his family first, teaching us all the meaning of the word family and what it meant to him, along with what a hard days work was. He kept his feelings and thoughts for the ones he loved and cared about most. If you knew him well enough you were lucky to have known the love, laughter, and the glint in his eyes when he smiled at you. He had a quick wit and a snappy comeback to make you laugh, especially when you needed it.

Dennis had been an orchardist most of his life and provided for his family. We always felt safe with him. In his early days he loved hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, driving fast cars, and traveling to the beach. He also loved lifting weights and exercising with his daughter and friends.

He is survived by his son and daughter, Shawn and Amy Carlson, Grandchildren Jacob and Tyler Carlson whom he loved very much and was proud of the young men they became. The past few years he slowed down and enjoyed more time with his son, daughter and his grandsons whom he loved very much.

There will be a Graveside Inurnment at West Hills Memorial Park Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
A Celebration of Life will follow at 10:00 a.m. at West Valley Church.

To share a memory of Dennis, please visit www.keithandkeith.com