Thomas A. Carlton

Thomas A. Carlton, 78, died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2008 at his home.
    
He was born on July 6, 1930, in Medford to Thomas Alfred Carlton Sr. and Gertrude Ulrich Carlton. He was raised on a ranch in the Upper Rogue and graduated from Prospect High School in 1948. He worked for Double Dee Lumber Co., until his retirement and also owned and operated Carlton Fuel Co.
   
Mr. Carlton was a member of Medford Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his Flounce Rock Ranch near Lost Creek Lake.
   
On Feb. 28, 1952, he married Norma Jane Ward who survives him along with four children and their families, including sons Thomas R., of Eagle Point and Mark W. of Medford; daughters, Nancy D. of Hammond and Jayne, of Sparks, Nev.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (with two more on the way) and his beloved dog "Barney."
   
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Thayer, and grandson, Tyler Carlton.
   
The service for Mr. Carlton was held Nov. 14 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Tyler Thomas Carlton Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund % South Medford High School, 815 So. Oakdale, Ave., Medford, OR 97501 or to the Shriners Children Hospital.
    

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