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In Memory

Dave Carlson

Dave Carlson

David Arnold Carlson

August 31, 1948 ~ April 11, 2009

David Arnold Carlson, age 60 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2009 surrounded by his loving and devoted family.  He was born on August 31,1948 in Buffalo, New York. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his wife of 38-1/2 years, Karla Nielson Carlson, daughter, Keri McCook (Ron), sons Clint (Colleen) and Lance (fiancée Uygen), six grandchildren, his mother Ouida, brothers Larry and John, sister Kitty, and many family and friends.  David leaves us with a legacy of giving and a vitality that enriched the lives of all those around him. A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Keating Ward of the LDS Church, 2244 W. Keating Dr., Mesa, Arizona.  Please join us as we share our memories for a life worth living.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dave's memory to Salk Elementary School, 7029 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ  85209.  Arrangements by Bueler Mortuary, 480-963-6351.

Published in The Arizona Republic on April 15, 2009

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06/14/17 11:10 AM #1    

Ronald Curry

Dave had some seeming contradictions:  Mild and madman, rugged and pretty, popular and a loner to name a few.  However there was no contradiction about Dave's loyalty as a friend or his total commitment as a teammate.  Dave became a dedicated family man and a hard worker to support them.  No surprise there.  Even though we were never super close, in some ways he seemed to me like an alter ego.  

Perhaps because we were both linebackers!

Miss you, Dave.

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