XREF: Death of Carl Larson
The Carl Larson I remember; some personal thoughts
I knew Carl for only the last 25 years. He always reminded me that he worked in Corrections for more than 50 years. I pointed out that I actually worked for CDC longer than he had, but then he kept working after I retired. We were supposed to write a book together.
Since I retired, Carl and I talked and exchanged emails frequently. One thing for sure, Carl was an intelligent, passionate advocate for the Department of Corrections. Everyone wanted to tap into his experience and ideas and he was always willing to offer advice. He provided critiques and input for some of my writings.
Though I did not have an opportunity to work with him in a prison, i did work with him in Headquarters. I know that he helped design the newer prisons, had a street named after him, wore suspenders, and wrote a training manual. He is also the only person who fired me (during my brief tenure as a retired annuitant). Carl followed orders, even if he didn’t agree with the administration.
Im sure others will have much to say about him. He was a passionate supporter of his friends through thick and thin; he will be missed.
Services for Carl Larson will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natomas St., Folsom, CA., at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow at that location.
The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to:
If you have any photographs of Carl, or additional information, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to add their observations and memories of Carl “Lulu” (spelling?) Larson, are asked to do so by posting them below, as a comment. -ED