March 19, 1941 – January 12, 2010
Douglas "Bill" William Carlton, age 68 years, of 1515 S. 5th St. Dayton, WA died January 12, 2010 at the Dayton General Hospital. Memorial services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel. Burial will be in the Family Plot in the Dayton City Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to Friends of Chronic Kidney Dialysis, Dayton Historical Society or charity of the donor’s choice through Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home 111 S. 2nd St. Dayton,WA 99328.
Bill was born March 19, 1941 in Dayton. His parents were Douglas W. and Corleen Rogg Carlton. He graduated with the Dayton High School class of 1959 and a graduate from Eastern Washington University in 1993. On January 4, 1964 he married Barbara Hiller in a ceremony held in Pomeroy, WA.
He worked for Green Giant Co., Sears Roebuck, Rogers Cannery, and Department of Corrections until ill health disabled him in 1997. He also was involved with the family farm operations. In early years he partnered with his father and brother, in later years with his wife and son, then with the Carlton Farms, Inc in 1995. He was known for being one of the first "no-till" farmers in Columbia County. In 1996 they were awarded the Conservation Farmer of the Year. He really liked being with the harvest crew, helping move equipment and listening to "talk" radio.
He was a member of Columbia Co. Grain Growers, Columbia Co. Farm Bureau, National Rifle Assoc., Elks, Washington Assoc. of Wheat Growers, Western Dry Pea and Lentil Assoc., Dayton Historical Society, Blue Mt. Heritage Society, Blue Mtn. Snowmobile Club, and Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed boating in Hells Canyon, hunting and fishing, and snowmobile rides in the Blue Mtns.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara at the home; a son and daugher-in-law, David and Kristy Carlton of Dayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Rick Zambelli of Gainsville, FL; a brother, Robert Carlton of Olympia, WA; 5 grandsons; Justin and Mark Zambelli; Jake and Luke McNeal; and Chance Laughery; one nephew, Robert Carlton and niece Angela Skidmore.