Paul Floyd Carlson

1950 ~ 2023

Paul Floyd Carlson, beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend returned to his heavenly home on September 21, 2023, of natural causes.

Paul was born on November 20, 1950, to Floyd Alma Carlson and Pauline Gardiner Carlson. He was the third of four children and lived his life in the Sugar House area. He graduated from South High School in 1969 and served in the Army from 1970 to 1972. He retired from Alliant Techsystems (ATK) after suffering a stroke in 2006. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He loved the game of golf and missed playing it after his stroke. He liked watching sports and was an avid fan of the University of Utah's and Brigham Young University's football teams and the Utah Jazz. He had many friends that loved him and stayed close to him over the years. He had a particularly dear friend, Brandon Jukes, who was a great motivator in his life following his stroke. He received love and constant care from his sister, Carolyn, throughout the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Emma (Zachery) Carr and three grandchildren (Dillon, Kameron and Vada), his sisters Carolyn Carlson, Linda Hoefnagel and Ann (Roy) Myntti and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Pauline Carlson, and brother-in-law, Tony Hoefnagel.

A viewing will be held Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, followed by a graveside service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery at noon. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


Paul will be missed I tried to get him out when possible take him to the cabin while I done my chores let him see the mountains and breath some.fresh air out of the city. He would always enjoy a candy bar and a Co;ke or an eclair from Granite bakery. I will miss him greatly , I have known Paul most of my life he was the best man at our wedding and a good friend throughout the years. Go with God and enjoy your next journey. Love Ray

- Ray Staley

Paul was a great man. I can't tell you how many fun games of golf we had with paul. He will surely be missed.

- Steve and Pam jukes

Paul was a great man. I can't tell you how many fun games of golf we had with paul. He will surely be missed.

- Steve and Pam jukes

We love you Uncle Paul.

- Michelle Hoefnagel

I'm so sorry for the loss of Paul.
He worked at Hercules and ATK.
Paul had the most Infectious laugh and loved to sing.
I know Jim Jewkes that worked their to, took Paul to the Golf Course, just to get him out of the house. Jim Jewkes passed away of Cancer about a year ago.
I visited with Paul in the hospital and he told me he would be 100%
Never saw him again. He wanted to just be with his close friend Jim.
He made work just a little bit funner. God rest his Soul.

- Susan Nibley