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“Roy worked hard to support a large family. Milking cows really tied him down, but he did what he needed to do and never shirked the demands of his...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn Heller - Loveland, CO

“Although I was only a little boy, I have fond memories of going to see "Roy's cows" with my father, Rev. E.W. Frohman, around 1950 or 1951. Roy...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Rev. Roderic Frohman - Rochester, NY

“Another fine person has left us: what memories and infulences he has passed on to us! When I lived in Eaton, Roy and Elvira seemed almost like...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Edelyne M (Frohman) Coleman - MO

“I am so saddened when I read the Greeley paper and see that someone passed on that was a blessed memory for me. Roy was always so nice to me - the...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sandy Hunter (Dillard) - Omaha, NE


Roy Ivar Carlson, 100 years old, entered into glory at his home south of Galeton on January 1, 2010. He was born October 27, 1909 at the family farm east of Eaton to Swedish immigrants, Berger and Nellie Carlson, the second of nine children. He graduated from Galeton High School in 1927 and attended Colorado Normal School (now the University of Northern Colorado), earning a teaching certificate. He was a wrestling champ in his weight at college. He loved school and learning, particularly history. Roy was awarded first place in a Colorado penmanship contest while in high school and always excelled academically. On January 26, 1938, he married Elvera D. Nelson of Eaton. Roy and Elvera spent their honeymoon at the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs. They lived their entire married life in the Galeton area, the last 69 years on their farm south of Galeton. Roy came to know Jesus Christ as his Savior at a young age. His faith has been the predominate influence in his life. The oldest living member of the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, he held various offices, taught Sunday school many years, sang in the choir, and sang in the Men's Quintet, providing music for Greeley area memorial services, among other things. Roy served on the Galeton school board for many years. He also served on the Weld County FHA Committee. During the Depression, when sugar and especially candy were nearly impossible to find, Roy drove all over Denver, eventually finding candy to bring home for all of the children in church. Roy loved to go fishing. He would catch a fish and say "What do you know about that!" He loved to play horseshoes, ping pong, volleyball, anagrams and various other activities with family and friends. His favorite indoor pastime was reading. Roy always enjoyed his family—his parents and siblings, then his children, and most recently his many grandchildren. Roy farmed and milked cows alongside his father, brothers, sons and grandsons, retiring at 95 years old when his eyesight began to fail. We thank God for the godly example Dad has been for all of us. We love you, Dad, and thank God that we were blessed to call you Daddy and Grandpa. Survivors: Wife Elvera; daughter Bertie Cecil and husband Vernon of Greeley, son Robert and wife Ruby of Galeton, son Wayne and wife Carol of Brush, daughter Ruth Collins and husband Oz of Galeton, daughter Nancy Carlson and husband Ed of Kersey, son Rodney and wife Paula of Windsor; 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Roy is also survived by his sister, Esther Jarnecke and husband Louis of Wapato, Washington, his brother Kenneth (Pete) and wife Betty of Ft. Collins, and one sister-in-law, Eleanor Fransen. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Allnutt Macy Chapel. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton. Memorial gifts may be made to the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, the Evangelical Free Church of Windsor, or the Galeton firefighters.

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