Carroll Arthur Place

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Carroll Arthur Place

Birthplace: Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
Death: June 11, 2000 (80)
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, United States (Rare Lung Disease)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Washington Place, Jr. and Dorathy Katherine Place
Ex-husband of Josephine Edith C. Place; Private; Private and Idona Mae "Donna" Place
Brother of Capt. August George Place, USAF Ret. and Baby Place

Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
Managed by: Justin Durand
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About Carroll Arthur Place

Carroll Arthur "Curly" Place died in Grand Junction, Colorado on June 11, 2000 after an illness of several years. He was born March 29, 1920 in Rock Island, Illinois, son of George W. and Dorothy (Gottsch) Place. He grew up in Rock Island, where his parents owned Place Dairy.

Carroll came to Grand Junction in 1968 when he retired as an aerospace engineer for PG&G at the Nevada Test Site north of Las Vegas. He had previously worked for Boeing Aerospace in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Morton Thiokol in Brigham City, Utah.

In Grand Junction he first owned Curly's Enco at the corner of 5th and Grand, and later Monument Automotive. In recent years he worked as a superintendent for Green Tree Construction.

Carroll was a member of the American Lutheran Church, and a past member of Mesa County Sheriff's Posse, Grand Junction Masonic Lodge #173, and El Jebel Shriners. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and auto mechanics. He had a particular passion for Volkswagens, Porsches, and Karmann Ghias.

He is survived by his companion Donna Gaylor; three children, Justin C.S. Howery, of Denver; Mrs. Danny T. Carlson (Evonne), of American Fork, Utah; Mrs. Richard T. Tangren (Linda), of Provo, Utah; and a brother August G. Place, of Dallas, Texas.

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Carroll Arthur Place's Timeline

March 29, 1920
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
June 1920
Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States