Dewitt Hutchings Carson


6.2 carson DeWitt obitDeWitt “Dewey” Hutchings Carson, 52, formerly of Laguna Beach, passed unexpectedly while on vacation in Machu Picchu, Peru on April 4, 2013.

He was born May 9, 1960 in Newport Beach. A son of the late Clarence William Carson and Helen Hutchings Carson, he was also a descendant of Frank Miller, founder of the Mission Inn in Riverside, Calif.

Carson was a member of the Laguna Beach High School Class of 1978, and was employed many years by Sam Rohloff Painting. A master cabinet finisher, Carson’s  work was renowned from Laguna Beach to Morro Bay, where he resided until his death.

He was a fun-loving person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. A horse racing aficionado, Carson could be found at Del Mar and Santa Anita during the season. He also enjoyed sports, music, the ocean, nature, traveling, and was an avid reader. Carson will be remembered as a great listener and confidant, and the most loyal friend anyone could have with the kindest and most compassionate heart.

He is survived by a sister, Anabella “Annie” Wilson, of Boise, Idaho, a nephew,  a niece, and a great nephew. His twin brother, William, predeceased him in 2008.

A celebration in remembrance of Carson’s life will be held at South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway in Monarch Beach on Saturday, April 27, from 12 p.m. to 2 pm with Pastor Ty Guy officiating.

Gifts honoring Carson may be made to Jane Meckley at 25212 Stockport St., #53, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

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