Charles L. Severy
Charles L. Severy, 87, died of cancer, surrounded by family, Nov. 16, 2006, at his home in Denver.
Severy was born in Tulsa, Okla., and attended high school at the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio. He went on to receive a degree in geology from Stanford University in 1941.
He then served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the South Pacific during World War II.
Severy and his beloved wife, Gale, moved to Denver in January 1949, where he was a practicing geologist involved in the development of the Rocky Mountain oil and gas industry. He was an active member of both the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and the American Petroleum Geology Society.
The Severys spent much of their free time with their children, Richard and Chuck Severy, and their grandchildren in Aspen, where they have resided part time since 1963.
Severy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing, golf, gardening and surfing. He loved to spend time with his family and close friends and will be remembered by all for his keen sense of humor. Charles and Gale spent much of their free time traveling the world and visited more than 50 countries.
His son, Chuck, and grandson, Christopher, preceded him in death. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years; daughter, Margaret; son-in-law, Dan; son, Richard; daughter-in-law, Betty; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date in Aspen. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Metro Denver, 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246.
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