Ray Donald Carlson

8 Apr 1926 - 27 Feb 2009

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Ray Donald Carlson

8 Apr 1926 - 27 Feb 2009
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Ray Donald Carlson passed away Feb. 27, 2009 due to complications of a heart attack. Born Apr. 8, 1926 to Aaron Jack and Echo Goff Carlson. The 5th child of nine. Married Ruth Coates on Jul. 21, 1946. They spent 48 wonderful years together until she was called home. Together they had seven children.

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Ray Donald Carlson


Redwood Memorial Estates

6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

Mary Lou

July 6, 2013


May 12, 2013

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Obituary for Sheila Rae Erickson, 2010

Contributor: Mary Lou Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 13, 2010 while surrounded by her family. She was born July 16, 1953 in Murray, Utah to Ray D. and Ruth (Coates) Carlson. Married Donald A. Erickson on April 6, 1986. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, singing karaoke, and quality time at her Kamas retreat located in the Uinta Mountains with her dogs (Mad Dog and Maggie). She was known for her laughter, unconditional love, and unselfish nature. She is survived by her loving husband, sons Jesse L. Goodrich (Marcella), Steven D. Erickson (Brenda), daughter Amy M. Erickson, grandchildren Justin, Cambria, Brittany, Chandee and Danielle, brothers and sister Glen Carlson (Kathy), Darwin (Pat), Ken (Deb), Roger (Teri), Cindy Davis (Ron), and many nieces and nephews. Grand-dogs Hunter and Jack. Preceded in death by her parents Ray D. and Ruth Carlson and sister Diane Andrews. A viewing will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., with a viewing one hour prior to the services. All services will be held at Redwood Memorial Estates Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road (1700 West). Ref: the Deseret News, August 15, 2010

Obituary for Diane Carlson Andrews, 2000

Contributor: Mary Lou Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Diane Carlson Andrews Very special wife, mother, and grandma passed away April 24, 2000. She was born July 18, 1951 to Ray and Ruth Carlson in Salt Lake City. She married Robert L. Andrews on May 20, 1973 in Elko, Nevada. To not only the best wife and mom anyone could ask for, but the best friend anyone could have. Through the good and the bad, the achievements and the faults, she took us without judgement. She found the good in us with love. Survivors include her husband, Robert Andrews; daughters Cheryl (Allen) Clark, Preston, Idaho; Brenda (James) Andrews, West Jordan; son, Bobby Ray Andrews, West Jordan; father, Ray Carlson, four brothers, two sisters, and four very special grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Carlson. I love you mom today, my mom is cute...Bobby. Funeral services will be conducted Fri., April 28, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Redwood Memorial Estates Chapel, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. where friends may call Thurs., 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services on Friday. Interment: Redwood Memorial Estates. Ref: The Deseret News; April 26, 2000; page D7

Obituary for Ray Donald Carlson, 2009

Contributor: Mary Lou Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Ray Donald Carlson passed away Feb. 27, 2009 due to complications of a heart attack. Born Apr. 8, 1926 to Aaron Jack and Echo Goff Carlson. The 5th child of nine. Married Ruth Coates on Jul. 21, 1946. They spent 48 wonderful years together until she was called home. Together they had seven children. Dad loved going to Jazz games with his oldest son Glen. He also enjoyed horse races, camping and family vacations. Dad served in World War II, which he had many stories to share with us. After recovering from a broken hip, he resided at Legacy House where he made many new friends and enjoyed all the many activities and caring staff. Survived by children: Glen (Kathy), Darwin (Pat), Ken (Deb), Roger (Teri), Sheila (Don) Erickson, Cindy (Ron) Davis; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Fontella Stens. Preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Diane (Bob) Andrews; great-grandchild, Shaylynn Judd; five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009 at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan. A viewing will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment to follow. Ref: Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT); Date: March 2, 2009

Life timeline of Ray Donald Carlson

Ray Donald Carlson was born on 8 Apr 1926
Ray Donald Carlson was 13 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Ray Donald Carlson was 19 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Ray Donald Carlson was 32 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ray Donald Carlson was 38 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Ray Donald Carlson was 53 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Ray Donald Carlson was 64 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Ray Donald Carlson was 68 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Ray Donald Carlson died on 27 Feb 2009 at the age of 82
Grave record for Ray Donald Carlson (8 Apr 1926 - 27 Feb 2009), BillionGraves Record 4375258 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States