Irving Oscar Carlson

(October 30, 1910 - May 18, 1996)

The Lusk Herald
May 22, 1996

Irving Oscar Carlson

Funeral services for Irving Oscar Carlson, 85, were held Tuesday, May 21, 1996 at 2 p.m. at Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Merrill Lanker officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Carlson died Saturday, May 18, 1996, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Douglas, the son of early Wyoming homesteaders Oscar V. and Hanna C. (Johnson) Carlson. He was reared and received his early education on the Carlson homestead west of Douglas. He attended Pleasant Valley Country School, and then came to Douglas, where he attended and graduated from Douglas High School. He ranched his whole life on the Carlson ranch.

He married Margaret Christine Fackler June 4, 1939, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas. They lived at the Carlson ranch, until retiring and moving into Douglas in 1984. He was the chairman of the LaPrele Ditch Association for 25 years; he did custom threshing, and was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his two grandchildren, Carlson T. Akers of Douglas and Anita Phipps of Columbia, Mo.; his sister, Martha Thompson of Lusk; former son-in-law, George Akers and his wife, Lucy of Douglas; and one great-grandson, John Tyler Akers of Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret on Sept. 19, 1987; and his daughter, Martha Elaine"Martie" Akers on June 1, 1979.

Pallbearers were Richard Burks, Bob Blackburn, Bill Barber, Jim Willox, Joe Carmin and Orville Nicholls.

Honorary pallbearers were Buzz Philbrick, Lawrence Larson, Dick Strock, Paul Geho, Bill Gray, Leonard Chamberlain and Leon Chamberlain Jr.

A memorial to the Converse County Ranchers' Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyo., 82633 would be appreciated by the family.

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