Richard “Don” Donald Carlson was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Ray and Muriel Carlson. As a young boy Don was involved in Boy Scouts later becoming an Eagle Scout.
On May 24, 1968 in Overland Park, Kansas Don married Judy Atwood. Together they raised five children.
Don worked in sales for Armco Steel Corp. as a district sales manager in Middletown, Ohio.
Don enjoyed golfing and attending church activities.
He is preceded in death by granddaughter Lauren.
Don is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Lynda (Dave)Schumacher, Lorie (Craig) Rookstool, David (Jeanette Carlson, Teresa (Jerry) Schleining, Rick (Tina) Carlson; eight grandchildren, Chad, Clay, Bailie, Ronnie, Rayann, John, Josh and Katelyn; two great grandchildren, Levi and Nolan; sisters, Jean Meyer and Cookie Carlson.
A Scriptural Rosary will be read Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00pm at Gresham Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, June 10 at St Henry Catholic Church 346 SE 1st St., Gresham, Oregon 97030. Contributions suggested to the Boy Scouts of the Cascade Pacific Council.