Cemetery Staff

Brad Carlson

Brad Carlson graduated from Washington State University in 1975. After spending many years in the computer business as a sales person and sales manager, he joined the family business in 1987. Currently he is the company President and General Manager, as well as a licensed Funeral Director.

Brad has been actively involved in many outside activities and organizations over the years. He is Past President of the Columbia River Cougar Club, and still enjoys supporting the Cougars in various activities, especially attending football games. He is also Past President of the Washington Interment Association, now called the Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He is the Past President of the Vancouver Executives Association. Also, he served for 11 years on the Washington State Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Cemetery Board, as appointed by the Governor, and was elected to the Chair position of that board. Additionally, Brad is past Chair of the Board of the Association of Washington Business, which is a statewide business lobbying group with over 8,000 members. Currently he is serving on the boards of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, Identity Clark County and the Washington State University Foundation.

Brad has been a member of Royal Oaks Country Club since 1999 and joys golfing as much as he can. He has been married to his wonderful wife Mary since 1978, and they have shared a working relationship since 1987. Brad and Mary are very proud of the fact that their daughters, Lindsay and Megan, are now involved in the business extending the family interest in the company to the third generation.

Will Carlson

Willard J. Carlson Chairman of Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Inc. passed away July 3, 2010.  His legacy will live on at Evergreen Memorial Gardens through the many lives he touched. 

He learned the cemetery business as General manager of two large cemeteries in Spokane, Washington in the 1960's.  He also spent time working with several small mining companies, as well as for the railroad.  During that time he served two terms as PTA President and two terms as President of Kiwanis. 

His eldest son, Brad, is President and General Manager of Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  He also has a son Kelly of Redmond, Washington and a daughter Celeste of Vancouver, WA.  His wife Norma is active in the community.  Will and Norma have 5 grandchildren.

During WWII Will enlisted in the Air Force and was airplane commander of the heaviest bomber at that time, the B-24 Liberator and flew 40 missions in the South Pacific as squadron and group leader.  He was recognized with the Air Medal and five Oak Leaf Clusters.

Will graduated from a business college in Spokane, Washington and the University of Washington in economics and business.  He was a two term President of the Washington Cemetery Association and two term member of the Washington State Cemetery Board appointed by Governor Dan Evans. 

Mary Carlson

Mary is a 1975 graduate of Washington State University. She joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in 1987 and works in the business office as Administrative Assistant to her husband, and General Manager, Brad Carlson. Mary receives great joy and satisfaction from working with the families that she serves. She loves to spend time with her family, reading, walking and relaxing in Central Oregon.

Lindsay Fisher

Lindsay has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens since February 2006. She attended LaSalle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon. In 2003 she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Hospitality Business Management and a second degree is Business Management. She is currently in Intern Funeral Director and works in the business office as an Administrative Assistant.

Lindsay enjoys traveling, water sports and spending time with her friends and family. She is involved in many community service activities and is a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County. Lindsay has been married to her husband, P.J., since 2005 and together they have two sons.

Carol Graber

Carol was born in Vancouver, Washington, where she graduated from Hudson's Bay High School and attended Clark College. She has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens since 1987.

Carol and her husband, Dennis, have two grown children, Melissa and Jason and six grandchildren, 3 boys and 3 girls. She enjoys camping, traveling, and spending special time with her family and friends. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and is involved in a variety of community service projects.


Ann has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens since January 2000. She was born and raised in Vancouver attending Fort Vancouver High School and Clark College. She works in the business office in administration as the bookkeeper.

She has two grown sons, (4) granddaughters and a great grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, reading and is a member of Living Hope Church.

Heather Ransom 

Heather Ransom joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in July 2009. She was born in California and raised in Vancouver. She attended Fort Vancouver High School and Clark College. She currently resides in Battle Ground with her husband Greg, son Jordan and their three dogs; Tucker, Maverick & Coco. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, scrapbooking, traveling, photography and snowboarding.

Evergreen Memorial Garden’s Grounds Crew

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