Douglas P. Carlson, 66, passed away unexpectedly April 18, 2013. Survived by his siblings, Kevin B. (Sharon) Carlson of Pueblo West, Glen 'Ray' (Patricia) Carlson of Pueblo and Patricia (John) Cullen of Olympia, Wash.; nephews and nieces, Cory (LauraGlen), Melissa and Sean Patrick Carlson, Eilis (Benjamin) Helle and Lori (Andrew) Crihfield; numerous great-nephews and nieces; uncle, Eugene Angland of Yonkers, N.Y.; and numerous other relatives in New Market and Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland. Preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Elizabeth Carlson; and nephew, Rory Carlson. Doug was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Pueblo. Doug served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the Department of Corrections as a COSO2. Doug was a karaoke nut! Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences,

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  1. I was searching for Doug for years- we were in the Army together at Ft. Bliss. So sad to find him like this- two years too late to share war stories together

  2. Just learned of Doug’s passing; too late to attend services. My brothers and I grew up with Doug and the Carlson kids: we lived across the street. He was a happy fun loving kid to be around, always laughing. We had a lot of fun playing football, street baseball and “kick the can” in the summer evenings. As we grew up and went our own ways I didn’t see him that much but when we did get together he was all smiles and laughter; he never lost that fun loving spirit. He will be missed by many. My deep condolences to his family and all that were lucky enough to know him.
    Harlen Sperry

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with Doug’s friends and family. He was such a good friend to everyone who knew him. I know I am going to miss him and his beautiful voice karaoke just won’t be the same. He had such a kind heart. We are going to miss you Doug.

  4. On behalf of all the McAuliffe Family Newmarket Ireland, We
    would like to extend our sincerest symphony to all the Carlson Family and Doug’s many friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers x x x RIP Doug.

    Kathleen McAuliffe (Angland), Denis McAuliffe, Joanie & Cathy

  5. My condolences to Doug’s family. I met him about ten years ago at CDOC and the first time we worked together I knew he must sing karaoke!!! It wasn’t always an easy place to work but Doug always tried to keep it cheerful! Soon after we would see each other on karaoke nights not that I would sing but he was always nice to talk to. When his Mother was living at the towers I was surprised to find out that my wife knew Her and Doug and so I would see him there and for some reason he always referred to me as “Billy Jack” !! I took it as a compliment since Billy Jack was a tough guy!! He will be missed by me and my wife!!

  6. My prayers go out to the family of Doug, he was a true friend to everyone he knew, he will be missed by all in the karaoke circuit. Rest in peace my Brother in Arms.

  7. Hated to see you go so soon. Just saw you the other day at the store. We laughed and joked and parted smiling. Talked about the old college days and each others craziness way ack when. Where ever u r now it’s a better place because you’re there. Gonna miss seeing u around. Charlie Hart

  8. A beautiful person, with a beautiful voice. He will be missed. My condolences to the family in your time of sorrow.

  9. God Bless all of Doug’s family with comfort and strength. My prayers are with each and everyone of you. I am really going to miss him. He was a very kind and sweet man. I really enjoyed his singing. He had a wonder voice and fun personality. He was always laughing and smiling.

  10. on behalf of myself and Becky, we will miss your voice. On behalf of Ray Esquibel,, he will miss the friendship and talking to a fellow vet.

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