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Obituary: Jack Carlson Oct. 23, 1931 – Dec. 26, 2017

on January 1, 2018 - 9:03am

JACK CARLSON Oct. 23, 1931 – Dec. 26, 2017

Jack Carlson, 86, former resident of Los Alamos, NM, passed away December 26, 2017 after a struggle with Dementia.

Jack was born in 1931 in Lorain, OH to the late John and Julia Carlson.

Jack was a graduate of Lorain High School in Ohio and later graduated from Contra Costa College in California. Jack served as a Sargent in the Korean War. He later worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, Varian, and Lockheed Missiles and Space in CA.  He was an avid reader, poker player, woodworker, and artist.

He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in California and New Mexico.

Jack was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.

Jack is survived by his son, Kurt Carlson; daughter, Karen Carlson Galvez; granddaughter, Sophia Galvez; and son-in-law, Ted Galvez of White Rock, NM.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sisters: Jennifer Carlson and Joan Ruth Manders.

Honors ceremony will be held at the Santa Fe National cemetery on Thursday, January 4 at 10:00 AM.