2012-08-30 / Obituaries

Carl Tilton

Carl Kees Tilton, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly due to a sudden and severe infection on Aug. 8. He was 37 years old.

Born in Mariposa on Jan. 27, 1975, Carl chose to live his entire life here and embraced the life, love and people of the community. Many knew him simply as "Carl T." He touched many lives with an incredible smile and an amazing love for life and the people he had to share it with.

Carl attended Mariposa County High School and was athletic throughout high school. He was the team captain of the wrestling team and graduated on the honor roll with the class of 1993. He was also a talented musician and was the bass player of the local band, Deemed Unscenic. He enjoyed rock climbing, fishing, hiking, music festivals, concerts, and spending time with his many friends and his children, wife and family.

Carl lives on through his two daughters, Emily and Acelia Tilton; and wife, JoEllen Tilton; his mother, Esther Holm; his father, Tom Tilton; and his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and their children.

If you would like to make a donation in his loving memory, a fund has been established at Yosemite Bank (account #307014548). His family appreciates all who have reached out to them in support and love at this time of difficulty. A celebration in his memory will be announced at a later date.

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I am so saddened to hear this

I am so saddened to hear this sad news. Carl was a light. My heart and prayers go out to his wonderful family.

Well said. WE all miss Carl

Well said. WE all miss Carl so much. Thank you to everyone who has shared thier love, surpport and memories with us.

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