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Duane Burton Carson

December 11, 1930 — February 28, 2023

 

Duane Carson was born and raised in Langford, South Dakota.  He grew up on a farm doing chores like milking cows, taking care of the pigs, sheep, horses and livestock that the family owned.  He spent time helping his dad plant wheat, rye, oats and flax during the spring and harvested in the fall.
 
Duane attended Langford Public School where he put his talented voice to use singing in a quartet, choir and as a solo baritone.  He also played basketball and baseball in high school and was proud to be in the graduating class that numbered all of 21 students.
 
Duane met his future wife while at a high school basketball game.  Dorothy was a South Dakota girl introduced through his music and English teacher - Dorothy's older sister.
 
After earning his bachelor's degree at South Dakota State he joined the US Navy and attended Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island.  He served in San Diego at Miramar Naval Air Station and deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea and USS Essex to Asia during the Korean War.
 
Duane and Dorothy married and welcomed two daughters, Jean Marie, who he met 3 months after returning from overseas, and Elizabeth Ann two years later.
 
Upon his discharge from the Navy he went to work as an engineer at Convair, now General Dynamics, on the 
Atlas Project.
 
He was a loving and adoring son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He volunteered at church, Silver Gate Yacht Club, the Braille Society, CCSA, Convair Radio Club and Skyline Elementary School Art Program.
 
Duane and Dorothy owned several sailboats in San Diego culminating in a 39 foot sloop which they sailed to many points around San Diego Bay and up the coast to Dana Point, the Channel Islands and Catalina Island.  He shared his love of sailing with his children and grandchildren.  Summers were spent hosting 'Camp Carson' for his grandsons' adventures on the high seas.  Duane and Dottie traveled and sailed worldwide and generously included their daughters and their families.
 
Duane's devotion to family was exemplified by attending countless sporting events in support of his grandsons throughout the United States.
 
Following Dottie's death he spent his final year at Wesley Palms in Pacific Beach where he enjoyed living independently.  He spent his time with family, friends, playing bocce ball, and attending exercise and watercolor classes.
 
Duane is survived by his daughters, grandsons, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wife Dorothy, and son-in-law Dan.

In lieu of flowers-Please consider Memorial Gifts to

Missionaries Steve and Sara Currey:

In lieu of flowers-Please consider Memorial Gifts to

Missionaries Steve and Sara Currey:

Pioneers www.pioneers.org 

# 110580 Steve and Sara Currey

10123 William Carey Dr. Orlando FL 32832

 
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Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Monday, April 3, 2023

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