– Floyd D. Carlson passed away peacefully on June 27,
2011 from pancreas/liver cancer. He was born in
Valentine, Nebraska and moved to Oregon in 1939. He was
married February 13, 1941
to Helen C. Fetters.
spent most of his life driving trucks (log, gravel, etc.) but as a
true Man of God, Floyd's heart was for serving God, caring for his
family and a great heart for missions. Floyd's gentle spirit
provided much guidance and solace for his family and friends.
His laugh could light up any room, and at times, his humor was
portrayed through his innocence. He had the gift of making
anyone feel special and had a genuine appreciation for the simple
things in life. He was always active in the church as
an elder, a superintendent, an usher and where ever there was
a need. Floyd's life says it all -- he lived what he
believed and that is his most powerful testimony and legacy to
loved going to church, sharing his faith with others, family
gatherings, gardening, watching bull riding, sunsets, and sweets!
is survived by his wife, Helen and their seven (7) children: Judy
Mumey, Steven Carlson, Javita Payseno, Mary Carlson, Michael Carlson,
Rodney Carlson and Loan Watts.
and Helen were also blessed with 13 Grandchildren (Rebecca Byers,
Dalene Holm, Crystal Barker, Darron Mumey, Shelley Carlson, Robert
Carlson, Aaron Carlson, Kimberly Payseno, Danielle Payseno, Andrew
Carlson, Carly Carlson, Casey Carlson, & Jordan Carlson), 15
Great-Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
was preceded in death by his two brothers and one sister.
Service will be held at New Life Foursquare Church in Stayton,
Oregon on July 8,
2011 at 2:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, please donate to: Odyssey Hospice
Foundation 707 13th St. SE Salem, OR. 97301. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.