July 25, 1927 - February 4, 2016
Resided in Albany, OR
Gene was involved in many local organizations including the Albany School Board, LBCC Board, Albany General Hospital Board, American Legion, Kiwanis, and American Medical Association. He was proud to serve on the Hospital Board during the planning and construction of the hospital's new wing. Gene served as an Elder and Deacon at the United Presbyterian Church in Albany.
Gene served as a missionary surgeon to India in 1973 and 1974. He and Jan enjoyed traveling with the Christian Medical Society. He enjoyed tennis, golf and downhill skiing, and was an original stockholder in Hoodoo Ski Bowl. He was an active member of the Albany Tennis Club, and served as Director of the Willamette Valley Junior Tennis Tournament for many years. Gene especially enjoyed singing in the church choir, and did so for many years with his wife Jan.
Left to honor Gene and remember his love include his wife Jan of Albany; sons Leif of Coos Bay, Thor and his wife Debra of Leander, Texas, and Sten and his wife Stephanie of Albany; daughter Heather Bristow and her husband Bryan of Albany; grandchildren Sterling, Snowden, Trillium, Charles, Alicia, Finn, Anders, and Bjorn; brother Kenneth Carlson of Maryland; and sister Evonne Young of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his sister Sharon Carlson.
A celebration of Gene's life will be at 10am Saturday February 13th at the Albany United Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at the church and private interment at Oakville Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Albany General Hospital Foundation in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321.
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Albany, OR US 97321