BRUCE CARLSON Age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2011, at home surrounded by his family. Bruce was born on June 23, 1927, in Jamestown, New York, and lived in Rialto for the past 64 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Avert & Francis Carlson, and loving wife, Elaine Carlson, and son in law, Bob Freeman. Bruce was a Teacher in Rialto, and a Principal in the Etiwanda School District. He is survived by 2 children, Shelly Freeman of Fontana, and Steve Carlson (Joy) of Pinon Hills, CA; Grandchildren, Brandi Freeman, Jodi Jones (Kevin), Kory Knisely (Amanda), Amy Carlson, Staci Carlson; and 4 Great Granddaughters. Also survived by his sister, Caryl Russell; and brother, Warren Carlson. He was an avid golfer, and loved spending time with his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Dickey Mortuary, 8030 Mango Ave., Fontana, CA 92335 on Monday, March 28, 2011, at 1:00 P.M. - Followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Etiwanda Community Scholarship at 6060 East Avenue, Etiwanda 91739.
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Published in San Bernardino Sun on Mar. 27, 2011