Carlson, Irving Oscar (October 30, 1910 - May 18, 1996)

Irving Oscar Carlson

Douglas Budget - May 22, 1996

Funeral services for Irving Oscar Carlson, 85, were held May 21 at the Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. Merrill Lanker officiating.

Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Carlson died May 18, 1996, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

He was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Douglas, to 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 entire life on the Carlson ranch.

He married Margaret Christine Fackler June 4, 1939, 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, 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 Dougals 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.

Serving as pallbearers were Richard Burks, Bob Blackburn, Bill Barber, Jim Willox, Joe Carmin and Orville Nichols. Serving as 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 Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

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