Charles A. Cordova |

Charles A. Cordova

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Charles A. ‘Charlie’ Cordova died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at his home near Baggs, Wyo., following a lengthy illness. He was 52.

Charlie was born on Sept. 26, 1957, in Walsenburg, to Louie and Betty (Schmidt) Cordova. He was raised and attended school in Steamboat Springs.

Charlie married Kristy Pfaffenhauser on March 17, 1986, in Pueblo, and to this union two children were born, Chance and Sacora. Charles and Kristy moved to their current home near Baggs, Wyo. in 1989. Charles worked as a rancher – he and Kristy were active in team roping and operated the Last Chance Roping Events.

Charlie enjoyed roping, fishing and braiding rawhide.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy; their children, Chance and Sacora of Baggs, Wyo.; his daughter, Ginger (Michael) Ryan of Pueblo; his son , Matthew (Megan) Ellis of Canon City; his grandchildren, Michael and Norie Ryan of Pueblo; his parents, Betty Cordova of Walsenburg, and Louie Cordova of Baggs, Wyo.; his mother and father-in-law, Lennie and Raymond Pfaffenhauser of Walsenburg; his sister, Teri (Daniel) Lowe of Tulsa, Okla.; his brothers, Bill (Lori) Cordova and Stoney (Syndy) Cordova all of Walsenburg, and John (Tracey) Cordova of Colorado Springs.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at The Little Snake River School in Baggs, Wyo. with Loren Baysinger officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to an education fund for his children in care of Summit National Bank, Box 395, Baggs, Wyoming 82321.

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