Carl E. Alto of Dunsmuir was born in Oakland, California, on October 7, 1937, and was raised in Berkeley.

Carl lived a long and adventurous life until he died on December 29, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet of Dunsmuir; his son, David of San Luis Obispo; his brother, Paul Alto of San Jose; his sister, Irene Berndt of San Lorenzo; and his nephew, Carl Berndt of San Lorenzo.

A Celebration of Life will take place on June 16 in the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens.