Hugo Richard Carlson died Jan. 16, 2006 in Payson. He was born Aug. 19, 1931 in Melvern, N.Y. to Hugo and Margit Carlson, Swedish immigrants.
Mr. Carlson retired from the United States Marine Corps as a master sergeant after 20 years of service, which included wartime duty in Korea and Vietnam.
He and his wife came to Payson in 2001.
Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Arlene; sons, Terry Carlson of Ramona, Calif. and Jim Carlson of Mesa; daughter, Laurie Wolf of Payson; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Fretwell; and a daughter, Cathy Carlson.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. His ashes will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif.