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Leonard Carlson Memorial
Leonard Carlson Memorial

Leonard Carlson

Leonard Carlson

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Carlson, Leonard 1
Leonard J. Carlson, 76, a longtime Skagit County resident and businessman, passed away on January 22, 2016 in Goodyear, AZ.
Leonard was born on January 24, 1939 in Mount Vernon, the son of Joe & Anna (Granberg) Carlson. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1957.
On September 12, 1958 he was united in marriage to Gail Moritz and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley where they operated the Sedro-Woolley Greenhouse for many years and then Hart’s Floral in Mount Vernon, retiring in 1996.
Leonard was a longtime volunteer for the Sedro-Woolley Fire Department and was a Paul Harris Fellow recipient from the Mount Vernon-Skagit Rotary Club. He enjoyed crabbing, hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer, making two hole-in-one’s at the Overlook Golf Course in Big Lake.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Gail of Goodyear, AZ; his children, Gina Williams (Paul) of Camano Island, Michael Carlson (Suzy) of Arlington and Mark Carlson (Brenda) of Camano Island; 10 grandchildren, Jillian Moller (Jeffrey), Wesley Armey (Ashley), Taryn Forst (Eric), Daniel Carlson (Stephanie), Erik, Karrisa, Joe and Brittany Carlson, Paul Williams (Bernie Ann) and Allyson Bazan; 6 great-grandchildren, Jenna & Ethan Moller, Carson Armey, Brenden & Lilli Williams and Nolan Bazan; his siblings, Marie Trueman (Richard) of Big Lake, Carl Carlson (Judy) of Arlington, and Alice Ann Maxfield (Ron) of Mount Vernon; his in-laws, Richard Johnson of Mount Vernon and Wayne & Becky Moritz of Eloy, AZ; special friends, Larry & Judy Nelson, Robert Leber, Stan Nelson, III, Gary Talbert, Dick Reim, Jim Scoular and Vincent Kempton; he was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Anna; grandson, A.J. Armey; brother & sister-in-law, Kenneth Carlson & Audrey Carlson-Johnson; nephew, Larry Trueman and his father & mother-in-law, Harry & Faith Moritz.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12 noon at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street with Rosalie Robles, Federation of Christian Ministries officiating. Private inurnment will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. The family requests that donations in Leonard’s memory be made to the Sedro-Woolley Volunteer Firefighters Assoc., 325 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA, 98284.


  • kenneth o. hoffman

    Leonard, was a lifelong friend,from being next door neighbors,to Highschool pals, to fellow Arizona retirees . i will miss you my friend. blessings to your family. k.o.h

  • Bob Leber

    I was a lucky man to have had Leonard in my life. Many laughs and experiences. What a great guy and friend whom I will really miss.

  • Michelle Buse

    Rest in Peace Uncle Leonard. We will miss you, especially your laugh and the way you could tell a story! We have a lot of wonderful memories. Thank you.
    Love you, Michelle, Kevin, Austin and Corbin.

  • Pat Wollman

    My husband and I met Leonard and Gail through my daughter, Suzy. He was a very warm and friendly person. Always made me feel like one of the family. He will be greatly missed by all. You will always have great memories.

  • Corey Mendoza

    What a smile, what a laugh! I’m really going to miss our good friend Leonard. I’ll always have great memories of good times and great stories and experiences through Rotary. That is how we got to know him and Gail and a long term friendship developed from there. He truly made this world a more pleasant place and I’m so sorry he has passed. My dearest condolences. Corey

  • Rod snell

    So sorry to hear Leonard always had a smile on his face every time I seen him what an awesome man. prayers and thoughts to the family

  • Tina Rexroth

    Many prayers to the families of Leonard. Mark, Gina and Mike I know so well the feelings of losing a parent. I wish for you all the strength to get through this unfortunate change in life. Laugh, cry, share, love and create new memories. Love to all. I will keep you in my prayers.