Dr. Roy H.Carlson passed away in January 2012. His family is having a celebration of life reception for friends and family from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the Adams County Museum. All are invited.
Music will be played by the Ottem Family Band, and catering will be provided by Dede’s Delicious Dishes.
Roy was born in 1928 at his parents’ home in Adams County. He was the eighth of 10 children. He attended Cline School in Welby, Eastlake School and then transferred to Union High School in Adams City (now Commerce City), where he graduated in 1946.
Roy and his brother Lee attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, where they shared books, classes and housing and then farmed in the summer. While in college, Roy joined the Haylofters Square Dance club, where he met Beverly Callihan. They married in 1952. Roy received his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 1959. They moved to California for a year, then returned to Northglenn where, in 1960, Roy
established the Northglenn Veterinary Clinic, the first business in Northglenn. He worked in the clinic until a stroke in 1987 caused him to sell the business.
Dr. Carlson served as the first president of the Adams County Historical Society Board of Trustees. His goals were action and accomplishment. Roy and Beverly devoted their lives to help ACHS grow and prosper.
Please call the museum at 303-659-7103 for additional information about the reception.