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Robert Leo Carlson
Robert Leo Carlson, our cherished husband, father, son, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at McKay-Dee Hospital after battling a serious illness for the past two weeks.
Rob was born on July 16, 1965, in Alhambra, California to Jay and Diane Carlson. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended school at William Penn Elementary, Olympus Junior High, and Olympus High School. Rob served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rosario, Argentina. He loved the Argentine people, loved preaching the message of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and enjoyed serving with his fellow missionaries. He was privileged to serve as Assistant to the Mission President and gained valuable leadership experience that would serve him throughout his life.
In 1991, Rob graduated from BYU and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University. He graduated with an MBA in 1993 and subsequently worked for multiple companies in the data networking services/internet services industry.
Rob married Dr. Vera Braiden in 2001. They are the proud parents of Alexandra and Andrew. After Vera established PeachTree Family Medicine in Providence, Rob worked as the Medical Clinical Administrator for the office. He enjoyed helping run the business side of the practice and allowing Vera to focus on providing quality care and excellent customer service to her patients.
Rob had many hobbies and pursued them with energy and passion. He was a certified SCUBA rescue diver and enjoyed going on many dive trips with his family. Rob was an Eagle Scout, an avid photographer, and played the acoustic guitar. He loved to go trap shooting with Andrew, and was a voracious reader. He enjoyed studying the gospel of Jesus Christ and was always striving to increase his knowledge and understanding of the principles of life and salvation.
While we mourn Rob’s passing, we find great comfort in the Plan of Salvation and the knowledge that families can be together forever. We are happy knowing that Rob is anxiously engaged in the work of the Lord on the other side of the veil, and know that his responsibilities as husband, father, son, and friend are eternal.
Rob is survived by his wife, Vera; by a daughter, Alexa; by a son, Andrew; by his mother, Diane; by his siblings, David, Rich (Christy), Mark (Amy), Stephanie Benware (Matthew) and by nine nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Jay; by his grandparents, Al & Elda Carlson and Leo & June Palmer; and by his nephew, Jayson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fox Ridge Ward Chapel, 155 North 100 East, Providence, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday from 11 am-12:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com Services will be available to stream live Friday at 1:00 pm MDT at the following link: https://youtu.be/q16m5iuwNjs
So very sorry for your loss!! I pray Hod will will comfort you and your family!
Randy Durrant Oct 21 2021 12:14 AM
Dr. Carlson, Sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort go out to your and family.
Mary Veronica Kolesar (former Rec center patron) Oct 14 2021 11:26 PM
I am so truly sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I will be thinking of you and your family.
Holly Baltazar Oct 14 2021 10:01 PM
Dear Vera, Alexa and Andrew,
Words are difficult to express the love we feel for your wonderful family. The passing of Rob has been difficult for all who have known him. He has been a great friend and example. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tom and Helen Winings
Tom and Helen Winings Oct 14 2021 12:24 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss Dr. Carlson. I pray that you and your family find peace and comfort.
Heidi May Oct 12 2021 11:58 PM
Dr. Vera Carlson I am so sorry for your families loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Carolyn Gulbransen Oct 12 2021 9:40 PM
We will all miss Rob, my thoughts and prayers especially go to those who will feel of that void on a daily basis. What a privilege it has been grow up with him in high school and work with him at our first job, Dan's foods. Many many fun memories. I wish we could have gotten together to reminisce and catch up on a life well lived! I cherish the memories!!
Craig Carpenter Oct 12 2021 5:48 PM
Dr. Carlson, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts at this difficult time. Sending love and light.
Michelle Tombs Oct 12 2021 7:52 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carlson
Sharon and Steve Wagner Oct 11 2021 9:26 PM
I'm so saddened to hear of Rob's passing. I wish you and your family lots of love at this time.
Kristin Keller Campbell Oct 11 2021 6:52 PM