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Glenn Dalton Carlson
March 17, 1932 — Sept. 21, 2018
Surfers paddle-out to remember Larry Loveridge.
A farewell to Larry Loveridge
honors one of
By R.J. Marx
The ethereal sound of a
Hawaiian conch shell sig-
naled the start of the ceremo-
ny to honor the memory of
Seaside surfer Larry Love-
ridge on Sunday, Sept. 30.
The trumpet-like tones
floated across the cobble
rock before dozens of surfers
— clad in wetsuits and hold-
ing longboards, shortboards,
wookies and swallow tails —
fell in to a circle. Gentle voic-
es chanted a Hawaiian hymn
as curious gulls hovered over-
Friends, families and on-
lookers stood near the wa-
ter, surfers in wetsuits ready
to join the paddle-out to re-
member Loveridge, who died
of heart failure on July 6. The
paddle-out is a Hawaiian tra-
dition, a final ritual at sea,
and a feature of the Cove’s
tightly-knit surfing commu-
Alika Germano, Love-
ridge’s stepson, who trßaveled
from the Big Island of Ha-
waii, said he came to support
his mother, Noelani Halaholo
“I came to support my
mom, and I loved Larry, too,”
“Heavenly father, we thank
you for this day,” Germano
said. “We thank you for ev-
erybody coming and showing
support for my mom, thank
you for the time we had with
Larry. We ask you to keep ev-
erybody safe, and these things
we ask today. Amen.”
Loveridge’s good friend
and the organizer of the event,
Seaside’s Jeff Stover, called it
a “touching moment for our
He and others have kept
flowers at the Cove replen-
ished, and organized the day’s
events, which included a
pig roast at the Sons of Nor-
way lodge in Gearhart, with
“shout-outs and grinds for ev-
Stover provided directions
to surfers for the paddle-out
and water ritual.
One by one, surfers pad-
dled into the water, until a
string of surfers stretched
along the horizon. As their
numbers swelled, onlook-
ers could see in the distance
arms raised, waters splashed
and thrown toward the sky, a
human wave honoring Love-
Voices rang out in unison:
“One, two, three: ALOHA!”
Glenn Dalton Carlson was born in Sagola, mond, Oregon location, to the present day.
In the mid 1990s, Glenn and Roxanna
Michigan, on March 17, 1932, to Carl Volmer
and Ester Alice (Kurtz) Carlson. His family retired from the business and began travel-
moved to Seaside, Oregon, in 1942, then on ing to Arizona each winter. They later relo-
cated to the Knappa-Brownsmead
to Gearhart, Oregon. During his
area to live near their son Eric, his
youth in Gearhart, Glenn worked
wife, Tami, and their three sons.
at the Gearhart Golf Course, and
His hobbies included photography,
spent many hours hunting, fishing
wood-working, gardening, salm-
and razor clam digging.
on-sturgeon fishing and clam-dig-
Glenn suffered a near fatal ac-
cident while on the beach, when a
Glenn was a devoted husband
friend picked up a deceased seagull
to his wife, Roxanna, and father to
and jokingly thrust it towards him,
his sons. He will be remembered
puncturing his right eye. He spent
for being a very hard worker and
many months in the hospital and in
treating every person he ever met
recovery, fighting infections, even-
tually losing his right eye and near-
(both personally and in business),
ly losing his left eye.
fairly, honestly and with respect.
He fell so far behind in his studies, that His wit, intelligence and love will be truly
he never returned to school, therefore did not missed.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Roxanna;
continue his education past the eighth grade.
Glenn began working in the shipyard at brother Gale; sons Eric and Flint; daughters-
Tongue Point painting ships, and worked af- in-law Tami and Valerie; grandson Neil (and
ter the Vanport Flood of 1948 doing cleanup. Lisa Shepard), parents of his great-grandson
Glenn’s family moved to the Roseburg, Landin; grandsons Bryan and Matthew; niece
Oregon, area in 1950, where Glenn began Laurie (Schmeichel); nephews Tyson and
logging, then went to work at Umpqua Ply- Sheldon; and numerous extended Carlson and
wood Mill, and met and married Roxanna Burgess family members.
Preceding him in death were his mother
Verneal Burgess in 1953. In 1955, Glenn and
Roxanna started an excavation business with and father; brother Lyman and sister-in-law
his brother, Lyman, and sister-in-law, Bever- Beverly; niece Darcey (Thouvenel); and
ly, then went on to build a very successful, grandson Will.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
portable rock crushing and excavating busi-
ness around the Roseburg, Douglas County in Glenn’s memory to his local volunteer fire
area, Douglas Earth and Rock Corp.
departments, the Warrenton Fire Department
In 1968, Glenn and Roxanna, with their or the Knappa-Svensen-Burnside Fire Dis-
two young sons Eric and Flint, returned trict.
There will be a public viewing on Thurs-
to Clatsop County (Hammond, Oregon)
to build and operate Carlson Contracting, day, Oct. 4, 2018, between the hours of 10
where eventually both Eric and Flint worked a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by a private family
for the business. Carlson Contracting has burial at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.
Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary is in
spent the last 50 years helping to build Clat-
sop County. Flint and his wife, Valerie, con- charge of the arrangements. Please sign our
tinue to operate the business from the Ham- online guest book at caldwellsmortuary.com
Saturday, Oct. 13
CHATTERTON, Thomas Lee — Memorial and celebration of life at 11 a.m., Our Sav-
iour’s Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave. in Seaside.
1:40 p.m.,700 block Avenue
B: A person is arrested on a
10:06 a.m., 1700 block S.
Prom: Police respond to a
report of a person sleeping on
private property. Caller said
they weren’t sure the person
“was alive or not.” Officer
responding say a person was
sleeping next to a public
bench. The person was awak-
ened and advised to move
8:09 a.m., A person is arrest-
ed on a warrant and charged
with possession of a controlled
12:11 a.m., 100 block Broadway:
Subjects pulling a prank with a
rope are warned of disorderly
4:44 p.m., 12th Avenue and
Outlets: A person is arrested
on a warrant and also charged
with tampering with physical
4:48 p.m., Police headquarters:
A person came in to register as a
2:35 p.m., 1200 block S.
Edgewood: A person living in a
trailer agrees to move along.
5:03 p.m., Police station: A
person came in to register as a
1:45 a.m., Pine and 26th Street:
Rape in the third degree is
7:35 p.m., 800 block Necani-
cum: A person is charged with
criminal mistreatment in the
9:53 p.m., 400 block 12th
Avenue: Gunshots/or fireworks
are reported. Police are unable
2:41 p.m., 3500 block High-
way 101: Seaside police assist
Gearhart police with a possible
burglary in progress. Nobody
was on scene on police arrival.
5:12 p.m., 1900 Spruce: Caller
reports to police a neighbor
who she says flips her the fin-
ger from out her window every
time the caller pulls up in her
car. Police advise caller to con-
tact the apartment manager.
6:45 p.m., 1000 block S. King:
Sex crimes are reported.
8:58 a.m., 1300 block Second
Avenue: Police assist in a civil
dispute between a landlord
and a tenant. The landlord
wants the tenant out due
to “unsavory friends.” Police
advise landlord of the eviction
8:32 p.m., First and Prom: A
person is arrested and charged
with possession of metham-
4:42 p.m., Beach: Police
respond to a report of a couple
having sex on the beach. Offi-
cers are unable to locate.
9:21 p.m. , 1100 block Broad-
way: A person is arrested and
charged with DUII.
6:41 p.m., 1000 block S. Down-
ing: Police respond to a report of
an individual violating a restrain-
ing order; on arrival, police are
unable to locate the subject.
7:39 p.m., The Cove: A person is
arrested and charged with theft
in the second degree and unau-
thorized use of a motor vehicle.
AARP offers two “Smart
Driver” classes, Wednesday,
Nov. 7, at Bob Chisholm
Community Center in Sea-
side, 1225 Avenue A, and on
Thursday Dec. 13 at Clatsop
Community College, 1651
Lexington Ave. in Astoria.
The course includes cur-
rent rules of the road, defen-
sive driving techniques, and
operating your vehicle more
safely in today’s increasingly
challenging driving environ-
Classes will be from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. with a lunch break.
Register through Clatsop
Community College at 503-
FALL INTO GREAT SAVINGS
11:18 p.m., Avenue K and S.
Downing: A person is arrested
on a warrant.
10:24 a.m., Police department:
A person came in to register
with a sex offender.
11:54 a.m., Police department:
A person came in to register as a
11:55 a.m., 2100 block Lewis
and Clark: An assault is reported.
12:16 a.m., 1300 N. Holladay:
A person is arrested on a war-
rant and charged with theft in
the second degree.
12:57 p.m., 1100 block Broad-
way: A man reported as suspi-
cious tells police he is merely
enjoying the day.
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