Kenneth Albert Carlson, 86, of Medford, Ore. passed away June 6, 2013 at Avamere at Three Fountains. He was born February 24, 1927 in Worcester, Mass.
He entered into the U.S. Navy March 2, 1944 and retired in June of 1964. After his Navy career, he had a 23-year career at the U.S. Post Office in Concord, Calif., retiring in June of 1987. He married Donna Pooler in 1953 and later divorced. He married Judy DuBose February 14, 1977 in Concord, Calif., and had been married for 36 years. He was a member of the Rogue Valley Christian Church in Medford.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; his children, Keith and Kenneth Carlson, Marina Partlow, Jeff Januks, and Steve DuBose; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Chris Carlson and Jim Januks; and grandsons, Daniel and Josh.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale, Medford. Please log onto abbeyfuneralhome.com to sign a condolences guestbook.