Herald LaMar Carlston, 39-year Director of Placement at the University of Utah and lifelong church worker, died October 14, 1990, following a long illness.
He was born February 23, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Peter Christian and Nilla S. Hansen Carlston. He married Virginia Grover on August 5, 1936 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.In 1988 he received the University of Utah Alumni Association's Merit Honor Award for distinguished service. He was a member of the Western College and Rocky Mountain College Placement Associations. A part-time entrepreneur, he founded the Percentage Finder Company, the Slide Sound Distributing Company, and Career Information, Inc., and held four patents. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Utah and was a member of the Beehive Honorary Society, Skull & Bones, Owl & Key, and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was editor of the 1936 UTONIAN and student-body treasurer. For 50 years he held the position of President of the U of U Alumni Class of 1936.
Mr. Carlston's extensive LDS Church service included a full-time mission to Norway; 12 years on the Sunday School General Board; 30 years as a guide and host on Temple Square; and 16 years as a stake high councilor. He held various other stake and ward positions and was actively involved in genealogical research. Most recently he was a sealer in the Salt Lake Temple and executive secretary to the Salt Lake Temple Presidency.
He is survived by his wife; two sons and a daughter, Herald (Hal) Grover Carlston, Wayne Alan Carlston, both of Salt Lake City; and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Joan) Sorensen of Lafayette, California; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth D. Carlston of Whittier, California. Another brother, LeGrand A. Carlston preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday October 18th, at 12 noon, at the Monument Park First Ward, 1005 South 2000 East. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary on Wednesday evening 6:30-8:00 pm, and at the Ward on Thursday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
T 10/16 T 10/18