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Stephen George Carlson
February 13, 1942 October 25, 2014

Sublimity - 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 family. 

Through 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.

A private memorial gathering will be held in the near future. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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