- Our Dad passed from this world early in the morning of
October 25, 2014 following a long illness. Steve was born in Blackfoot, Idaho in 1942, the only child of
Bernice and George Carlson.
He lived as a child in Blackfoot until his parents
moved to San Diego, California where he grew up, married and
raised his young family. Steve and his family spent many years
in Cottage Grove, Oregon. In 1985, he moved for a period of
time back to San Diego, then he settled on the Oregon Coast in
Lincoln City where he worked as a general contractor. For the
past three and a half years he lived in Sublimity near his
4 marriages, Steve is survived and loved by 2 daughters, 7
step children, 18 grandchildren and a multitude of great
grandchildren. He was one of our greatest teachers. He was
spiritual but not religious. He had much to say without really
having to say it out loud. He taught us patience and
acceptance in the absence of control over your life. Our Dad
was one tough guy. He was a master carpenter and craftsman.
He was a builder of people and a brain teaser. We will
remember him as a loving, caring and complex man.
private memorial gathering will be held in the near future.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.