Charles C. McMurray
Charles C. McMurray went to the Lord on June 28, 2006. He was 72.Charles was born in Colorado Springs. He grew up in Limon and later attended and graduated from Rifle High School, where he lettered in football. He went on to service in the U.S. Army during the post-WWII occupation of Germany. Following his time in the service, he became a graduate of Denver University and Colorado School of Banking, and then returned to Rifle to start his banking career at the original 1st National Bank of Rifle, where his father, Carl Clellan McMurray, was the president and founder. Charles was a charter member of the Elks Lodge in Rifle, remaining a member his entire life. He, along with about five other men, built the Rifle Golf Course by begging, borrowing and using donated materials, equipment and labor. Charles continued his banking career of 20 years in such places as Greeley, Julesburg and Alamosa; as well as in Moab, Utah. He carried on in numerous other careers as necessity required, always using his innovative spirit, his gregarious speaking ability and his genuine care for others to help him become expert at any task. He cherished his home state of Colorado, missed the tranquility of Moab, Utah, but looked forward to being reunited with his loving wife, Lynda. May they rest in peace together. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Clellan; his mother, Lyndell; his infant son, Donald; and his wife, Lynda (Evans). He is survived by his first wife, Bonnie; his sons Matt and John; his daughter Kathleen; his sister, Laurie; his three grandchildren: Amber, Austin and Justin; and countless relatives and lifelong friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations (and checks payable) to: The Hospice of The Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
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