Van William Carson

May 9, 1941November 4, 2012

Van William Carson, 71, died in the loving embrace of family and friends on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm at his home in San Angelo. Van was born May 9, 1941 in San Angelo to Hezzie and Bernice Carson. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, CPA, property manager of the River Terrace Condominiums, avid supporter of the arts, supporting member of SAMFA, SACC, San Angelo Symphony, Cactus Jazz Series, National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, NRA, formerly treasurer for the Fort Concho Museum, Concho River Basin Water Conservancy Association, Native Plant Society, SA Area School Foundation, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, active participant in local government, water and property rights advocate. He is survived by daughter and son in law Allie and David Devereaux; son Ted Carson, sister Sandy Bernie, and 6 grandchildren. The family extends their thanks for the support from Hospice of San Angelo and many caring friends. In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to the Concho River Basin Water Conservancy Association at, a cause to maintain natural stream flows on the Main Concho River which Van was dedicated to in the last decades of his life. Van will be remembered for a long time to come for his generosity and service to others. Come join us for a memorial gathering at the Chicken Farm Art Center on November 30th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 30, 2012

Van William Carson

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Victor Niedzwiecki

May 8, 2013

Van Carson was a prince among men.

November 30, 2012

Van Carson was a unique individual with many diverse interests. San Angelo will be the poorer for his absence, Mary Chatfield

Neil & Sandra Devereaux

November 30, 2012

We have nothing but the fondest memories of our relationship with Van. He was a wonderful person and treated everyone with kindness and respect. We will miss being able to associate with him during our visits to San Angelo. We apologize for not being able to attend the memorial service but we will be there in spirit.

Alice Gamble

November 14, 2012

A wonderful, gentle, generous man who will be missed, that was Van Carson.