August Junior Carlson (Jay) August 18, 1924 to June 8, 2014 He was born to August Jalmer Carlson, and Audrey Green Marshall in Storrs, Utah. His siblings were Dorlene, Ida, Jimmy, Lillian, Cal, Arlene and Bill. All preceded him in leaving this earth life. He spent his early life in Carbon County, UT. When he was 16, the family boarded a train and moved to Portola, CA, where his father began working for the Western Pacific Rail Road (RR). Jay went to school there, and joined his father working for the RR. After World War II broke out, he joined the Marines, to his parents dismay, serving honorably in the Pacific, from April 1943 to January 1946. Following the war, he returned to Portola and began working for the RR. with a short time spent attending Lassen College. It was here that he met and eventually married Sally Cook, the love of his life. They were married in Illinois in November of 1947. They had one son, A J Carlson III, and spent the ensuing 19 years in Herlong, an army base in north eastern CA, working for the RR in conjunction with the U. S. Military. He and Sally moved to Stockton where he was a supervisor for the RR. After several years there they moved to Elko, NV. Following more than 35 years with the RR, he retired,and they moved to Nice in Lake County, CA. Jay was well liked, and spent much time in service to and with others. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he was an involved and devout Christian, and his life personified that. During his later years he joined the VFW, and was a member of the Military Honors Group in the Clear Lake area. Even last week he spent hours in front of a local store selling buddy poppies for one of those organizations. He is survived by his son, A J (Anna Lee); three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and many are proud to have been a friend and acquaintance to Jay. You are already missed. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Lakeport, on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m., Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Jay will be laid to rest at Upper Lake Cemetery. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary (FD-1336) at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit us at www.chapelofthelakes.com Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
Chapel Of The Lakes
1625 North High Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from June 12 to June 18, 2014