Charles Roger Holgate |

Charles Roger Holgate

Charles Roger Holgate, 72, of Carbondale, passed away surrounded by his wife, daughter and sister at University Hospital in Denver on Friday, March 27, 2009.

Charles was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Carbondale, to Fred Kelly Holgate and Dorothy Jane Holgate (McCall.) Charles married his wife Etta Louise (Cooper) Holgate on April 17, 1960, in Carbondale.

Charles loved being called Chuckles; he could be quite the jokester when the mood struck. His family, wife and daughter were the apple of his eyes. He loved nothing more than the garden and flowers and watching the deer in our yard. Charles also served in the Navy.

He is survived by his wife Louise Holgate, daughter Candy Holgate, sister Willina Reid, cousins and their families and great friends and also numerous nieces and nephews. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Fred Holgate, in-laws Odie and Florence Cooper, and brothers William, George and Gene.

Viewing will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. A burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale at 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, with Rev. Wally Finley officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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