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Reuben Paul Carlson August 27, 1936 - January 17, 2022

August 1936 – January 2022

Reuben Paul Carlson, a lifelong resident of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.  He was born August of 1936 to Paul and Pearl (Johnson) Carlson in Turlock, CA.  After he graduated from Turlock High School in 1954, he was drafted into the United States Army in 1959.  After the service he married Marilyn Grindstaff in 1965.  Reuben was employed with Snider Lumber for 25 years.  He enjoyed coin collecting and in his younger years enjoyed bowling.

Reuben is survived by his two sons, Stephen (Cynthia) Carlson and Doug Carlson; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Robert Carlson, JoAnne Oliver, and Pauline Johnson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4pm – 6pm at Allen Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10am also at Allen Mortuary. Following the service he will be laid to rest with his wife at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA

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  1. Don Johnson says

    Very nice service. Glad it was streamed for those that couldn’t make the trip. Lot’s of good memories of uncle Reuben.

  2. Irene Foster says

    A life well lived. I remember Reuben as being very quiet but observent. He really resembles his mother,Pearl. My heart goes out to his sons and grandchildren. And also Bob, Joann & Pauline. With love, Irene & family.

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