Glasgow- Joseph Carson 95, passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his devoted wife and family Saturday, September 8, 2018 of natural causes. Per Joes request he has been cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be on September 29, 2018, at the Evangelical Church, at 11:00, with military honors. A luncheon will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

     Joe was born March 1, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Charles and Margaret LaRoque Carson. He attended school in Wolf Point for 8 years. At the age of 16 he went to work with the section crew on the Great Northern Railroad. In 1943 he joined the Army as a heavy equipment operator and as a construction laborer. Joe served in New Guinea, Luzon, and Korea. Joe was honorably discharged on December 28, 1945.

     In 1950 Joe met the love of his life in Brockton, Montana – Mary Ann Johnson – On January 27, 1951 they eloped to Glasgow Montana and were married in the Methodist Parsonage. They have been together for 67 years, proving that a man can actually love a woman faithfully and unconditionally for a lifetime.

Joe was a jack of all trades. Besides the railroad he worked for Servisoft, the Glasgow School District, Saboe Oil, finally landing a job with the Corp of Engineers as a laborer and heavy equipment operator. In 1979 Joe suffered a heart attack and was forced to retire on January 2, 1986 with 28 years of service.

     Joe is survived by many people who loved him and laughed with him, including his loving wife Mary Ann, daughters Mary Jo (Bruce) Berry of Superior, Montana, Ginger ( Jerry ) Rice of Belgrade, Montana, Rick (Melissa) Carson of Montrose Colorado, and Debbie ( Butch ) Heitman of Glasgow, Montana. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Annis of Denver Colorado.

     He has 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins besides many other extended families including Tan Leckie, and Diane Carlson. He is preceded in death by his brother Robert Carson, sisters Alice Boyer, Katie Belle Mc Dermott, and Josephine Berger.

 




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From: Ginger Rice

You loved me from the day I was born and you loved me till the day you drew your last breath. I love you with all my heart, my love for you will never die. Love and miss you Dad!


From: Elizabeth K Russell

I'm sorry I didn't get to see you the last few years Uncle Joe but I know you are now with your family that you have been missing and with them, will be holding a place for those of us that follow.


From: Elizabeth K Russell

I'm sorry I didn't get to see you these last few years Uncle Joe but I know you are now with your family that has been waiting for you and you will all be holding a place for those of us that follow.




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