Ralph Richard "Dick" Carlson
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RALPH RICHARD CARLSON
May 23, 1936 ~ September 28, 2016
"Dick will be sorely missed by everyone who
knew him and loved him for his quick smile,
easy going nature, and wonderful sense of humor."

Ralph Richard Carlson, known by friends and family as Dick, passed peacefully early morning September 28, 2016.
He was born May 23, 1936 and grew up in Portland, OR, graduating from Lincoln High School.
Dick served in the Army during the Korean War.
He lived in SW Portland working in the construction field all of his life. Dick was the owner of Grady, Harper, Carlson, Inc. (GHC, Inc.), which he retired from in 1996.
He was an active member of his community: as a lifetime member of the Masons, an active member of the Columbia River Yacht Club serving on many committees and was instrumental in the current club house.
When Dick moved to Ridgefield, WA in the Mid 90's, he became an active member of the Ridgefield Lions, working on local bird blind at the wilderness refuge, using his construction background serving on the Overlook Park committee and Abrams Park patio update.
Dick's hobbies were fishing, wood working, his family and friends. He enjoyed a 45-year standing date with his fishing buddies every June. In more recent years, he met every morning for coffee at the Liberty Theater with friends (Coffee Problem Solvers of Ridgefield).
Dick is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, Jeff, Bob, and Michael; two daughters, Deanna and Teffany; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th, 2016, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 21718 NE 29th Ave., Ridgefield, WA 98642.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his remembrance to the Lions Club International Foundation at www.lcif.org.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 9, 2016.
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September 29, 2019
He will always be in my heart and memories for being a very good and honorable friend.
Virginia Sprague
Family
October 13, 2016
Dick, you always knew the best way to do it right. I guess this was the best way for you. We love you and always remember you. We will be sure that Donna is okay and help her anytime needed.
Ron & Kay Currey
October 11, 2016
May all the cards be straight flush, and the trout be 16" in the house of our Lord.
D Day
October 10, 2016
Donna so sorry to hear about dicks passing , I did enjoy working with Dick a few times before we retired so long ago.
Chuck Hodson
October 10, 2016
I have so many fond memories of Dick. His wonderful sense of humor and generous spirit will always be remembered.
Virginia Sprague
October 10, 2016
Lloyd and I hope you know how much we enjoy knowing you both through Lions. Dick was special to so many people. We are saddened by this loss, grateful we had the opportunity to know him.
Edie Brannon
October 9, 2016
Donna, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. Please know that I am thinking of you and wishing you love and peace.
Debbie @ Umpqua
October 8, 2016
Please accept my condolences at the death of your loved one. Know that the God of comfort feel your pain and suffering. Isaiah 61:1,2 reads: "He sent me (Jesus Christ) to bind up the brokenhearted, ... To comfort all who mourn, ..."
Smith
October 7, 2016
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." We so enjoyed being your neighbors and will always remember that big grin of Dicks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Frank and Trina Lang
October 6, 2016
Please accept my sympathy at this hour of your grief. Ralph will be missed by many of his friends. May the God of comfort, continues to give comfort to you and family. 1st Thessalonians 5:17.JW
October 5, 2016
Please accept my condolences at the death of your loved one. Know that the God of comfort feel your pain and suffering. Isaiah 61:1,2 reads: "He sent me (Jesus Christ) to bind up the brokenhearted, ... To comfort all who mourn, ..."
K
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