Darwin Len Carlson, age 71, passed away on June 14, 2020 in Murray, Utah. He was born on June 9, 1949 in Murray, Utah to Ray and Ruth Coats Carlson. He married his beloved wife, Patricia Tousley Carlson on February 19, 1972.

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Darwin was a decorated war veteran that served in Vietnam. During his service in the United States Army, he received several awards and medals for his accomplishments. Among these are: The Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. These are given to the U.S. Soldiers who have been wounded during service and shown immense courage and heroism during combat.

He was strong, funny, sarcastic, and quick-whitted. The rules never seemed to apply to him. He would give anyone a hard time, but with humor and love. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and playing pool or shooting darts at Willie’s Tavern. He was fond of any sport where drinking beer was a staple. He loved spending time with his friends and family, and especially adored his four grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat Carlson, children: Candace Carlson, Darlene Castano, Bryan Carlson, his granddaughters: Dominique (Lexy), Ayla, Alexis, Alyssa. His siblings: Glen (Kathy) Carlson, Kenny (Debbie) Carlson, Roger (Terry) Carlson, and Cindy (Ron) Davis.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Ray and Ruth Carlson, and his sisters: Diane Andrews and Shelia Erikson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123 at 11:00 AM. A viewing will begin two hours prior at 9:00 AM. Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.

Due to the landscape of COVID-19, all gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people in the building at the same time. Memorial Mortuaries is offering a free live stream of the services, and instructions are below.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jun 17, 2020

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What a great Man, so many wonderful memories With Darwin and Pat. He will sure be missed by so many. Our Family sends our love and prayers to Pat and all the family. ❤️🙏🏻

Mike Crane and Daughers Jun 19, 2020

I love this speacle cousin of mine all the morning coffee round tables with mom dad aunt Ruth uncle Ray and the camping trips with him he was allways so much fun and full of hell have everyone laughing. He is a great hero to all of us in his courage and life sacrifices given to his country. He has so much kindnes and love in his heart and the love of all those who ever knew him. To Pat i am so sorry you have to go threw this i know your pain.I know how much this man loves you and he will never leave your side. My heart is with you and all his wonderful kids. I love you and God bless you all. Dar has many loved ones there to greet him with so much love. Im sure he is looking down on you all wishing you can see he is ok and he is in a wonderfull place with his family he has missed so much and he he still sees you and can watch over you all i know he wishes he could tell you that and he will in all ways he can from where is is in heaven .💚

Tammy Hackwell Jun 18, 2020