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William J. "Billy Carlson

Shriner

William J. "Billy" Carlson, 71, formerly of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, in Phoenix, Ariz., where he resided for the past 12 years.

He was a Shriner and had retired from General Motors.

His body was donated to science.

In lieu of flowers, give to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Carlson; daughter, Carla Myers; granddaughter, Heather Myers; brothers, Charles Carlson and Thomas Carlson; sister, Jerrie Durbin; nieces and nephews.