Charles (Chuck) E. Dixon
Charles (Chuck) E. Dixon, 60, died Feb. 20, 2008, at his home with his wife’s arms around him.
He was born April 1, 1947, in Denver, to John and Margaret (Rawson) Dixon. He grew up in Littleton and graduated high school there. He later attended Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska.
He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where he met his wife, Linda. They were married in 1974 and lived in Conifer.
He worked as an account representative for Symons Corp. until 1979, earning many “Top Ten” sales awards.
Chuck became a project manager/owner for BTE, and in 1980 when the company relocated to Glenwood Springs, Chuck and his wife moved to Garfield Creek and later, Peach Valley, where they enjoyed many years of horseback riding, hunting and fishing.
In 1990, he became a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, earning his CLU status. He was employed there until retirement last year.
He was a member of the Rifle Sportsmen’s Club, the Rifle Rotary Club and had served on the Garfield County Fair Board, United Way and the Garfield County Library Board.
Chuck was an intelligent, warm-hearted, generous, outgoing man with a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor who will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew him. He could be counted on to keep his word and he was a rock to his wife. He was a wonderful uncle who lifted spirits. He had a special gift for friendships, and many of his dear friends were there for him during his year-long battle with cancer. He also loved animals, rescuing many and giving them a good home, and enjoyed throwing pottery and trap shooting.
Chuck is survived by his wife; nieces Dianna (Jim) Moore, Lori (David) Uhlenberg, Lindsay Heneage, Shendy Dutton, Meagan Dutton, Cindel Dutton, Karna Nauroth, Nell Nauroth; nephews Michael (Teresa) Bogle, Colin Dutton, Dustin Dutton, Ned Nauroth, Tynan Dutton; brothers-in law Nathan (Edie) Dutton, David Dutton; sisters-in-law Teresa Heneage, Dorothy (John) Nauroth; and many grandnephews, grand-nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Michael; and sister Lois.
A memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium in the West Garfield Campus of Colorado Mountain College, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Colorado Animal Rescue or Roaring Fork Hospice. A scholarship fund has been set up in Chuck’s name with the Rifle Rotary Club.
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