OBITUARY

Paul William Carlson

February 3, 1943July 10, 2018

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Sadly missed by Ruth, wife of 55 years, daughters Sheila, Sherry, and Sandra, Granddaughters Colette and Holly, son in laws Mitch and Trevor, and sister Joann. You will live on in our hearts forever.

Services

  • Celebration of life Sunday, September 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Paul William Carlson

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Mitch Mitchiner

July 29, 2018

Overlooking Point Loma on Holly's golden birthday

Sherry Misina

July 29, 2018

Mitch Mitchiner

July 29, 2018

My fondest memory of Paul is when we told Ruth and Paul we were pregnant with Holly. His reaction was priceless! I miss his stories already. We love you!

Trevor Misina

July 27, 2018

Trevor Misina

July 27, 2018

Love you to the moon and back, Dad!

Trevor Misina

July 27, 2018

Trevor Misina

July 27, 2018

Big shoes to fill! Paul set the bar high for anyone to follow in his footsteps.

He was self taught and 'super' detail oriented in everything he did. His organization and craftsmanship were like no other. To put it in perspective, he even made parts for the NASA space shuttle. My own self thoughts lead me to: "How many people can say they even did that, let alone the feeling of accomplishment that may have brought him to know that he built something that is gone into space and be tested against the harshest conditions outside of this world." This is just one of the many accomplishments this man produced.

He was also a National champion RC plane pilot with trophies, pictures, and many funny stores of traveling & flying with his buddies. But in doing all these accomplishments and more, he was a very humble man. He won with grace and sportsman ship, the way it should be. Anything he touched you know would be top notch and even if it was a 10-20 years old item, it would still look brand new from the care he gave to it. His personal brand was impeccable and it showed from the love and trust that others gave to him.

One of my favorite pictures I saw of him was in high school, working in the mechanical shop that looked straight out of the movie Grease. All the guys in their jump suits with grease and oil and another picture with his white t-shirt with his sleeves rolled up and hair slicked back.

Outside of his accomplishments he raise 3 beautiful daughters whom, from a young age, he taught to be self suffiencent and not need a man to support them. I was lucky enough to meet one of these ladies and be blessed to eventually call her my wife. She has also taught me many things throughout our time together, which I now know they were learned from her father's teachings and observations.

I'd love to sit and talk with him and hear his stories. This will be what I miss the most about him and I hope to keep his stories alive for generations to come. Love you Dad!

Sheila Carlson

July 27, 2018

Fishing at the pond with dad/papa.

Sheila Carlson

July 27, 2018

Sheila Carlson

July 27, 2018

So many wonderful memories. I love you dad. You taught me so much as a kid and it was a joy to watch you with mine. You are the best Papa! Holly is so lucky to have had you in her life. We all are. ♡