Carson, Harold T. (July 16, 1896 - March 10, 1994)

Harold T. Carson

Douglas Budget - March 16, 1994

Funeral services for Harold T. Carson, 97, were held March 14, at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Delbert Dick of the American Missionary Fellowship officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery with Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 10 A.F. and A.M. conducting graveside rites.

Mr. Carson, a resident of Douglas, died March 10, 1994, at Michael Manor in Douglas.

Harold was born July 16, 1896, in Pawnee City, Neb., the son of Charles and Julia (Gruesel) Schwartz. After the death of his mother, he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carson. He was a resident of Nebraska until filing on a homestead in 1923 near Bear Creek, Wyo. He was united in marriage to Pansy L. Stevens on March 18, 1924, at Julesburg, Colo. To this union was born a son, Dale, and two daughters, Vivian and Arlone.

He was a member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 10 A.F. and A.M. and was presented his 70th year Lodge pin in 1992; Natural Bridge Chapter No. 9 Royal Arch Masons; Fort Fetterman Council No. 12 Royal and Select Masters; Clelland Commandery No. 12 Knights Templar and the Shrine Club.

Mr. Carson was very active in the Republican Party serving as President Committeeman, County Chairman and State Committeeman. He was also a member of the Thunder Basin Grazing Association, Wyoming Wool Growers, Wyoming Stock Growers, Wyoming Farm Bureau, Wyoming Pioneer Association and the Congregational United Church of Christ. Harold resided on the family ranch and was very active until a stroke in 1991. He then became a resident at Michael Manor.

He is survived by his son, Dale Carson and wife Mary Jane of Douglas; daughters, Vivian Arms of Maryville, Tenn. and Arlone Hild and husband, Ray, of Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Greg Hild and wife Alison and three great-granddaughters, Kira, Rachael and Marion Hild of Rangely, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; adopted parents; wife, Pansy L. Carson on Feb. 25, 1993; grandson, Rusty Hild in 1973; and son-in-law, H.E. Arms.

Serving as pallbearers were Steve Smith, Fred Smith, Jim Young, Art Sims, Lewis Stock and George Smith.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Elmer Spracklen, Chuck Spracklen, Robert Cross, Vern Moore, Frank Moore, John McIntosh, Gene Hardy, Bill Henry, Eddie Moore, Orville Nichols, Bob Manning and Dick Hornbuckle.

Memorials to the Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 10 and the Douglas Senior Citizens Center may be sent to the Converse Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box X, Douglas, WY 82633 and would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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