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Herman Joe Carlson

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Herman Joe Carlson Herman Joe Carlson, 67, died Friday, May 27, 2005, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Fort Madison, Ill. He had been a resident of Tucumcari since 1945. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1956 and was a member of the Rattler Hall of Fame, family members said. He served in the United States Navy for four years as a submariner on the USS Raton. He was a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years and a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Carlson was preceded in death by his parents, Herman "Swede" and Madeline Carlson. Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of the home; three daughters: Alicia Greenwood (and husband Paul) of Artesia, Suzie Howsmon (Michael) of Bushland, Texas, and Cristy Henderson (Shannon) of Canyon, Texas; seven grandchildren: Caitlyn, Kelli and Tyler Greenwood, Noah and Ryan Howsmon and Carlee and Scott Henderson; and one sister, Charlotte Williams (James) of Los Lunas. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Interment will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
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