Charles "Chuck" Phillip Albertson |

Charles "Chuck" Phillip Albertson

Charles “Chuck” Phillip Albertson, of Gypsum, Colo., died on Monday, April 22, 2002. He was 70.

Mr. Albertson was born July 13, 1931, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Joe and Ruth Gates Albertson. He grew up on a ranch in Burns, Colo., attended the Bailey School and graduated from Eagle County High School in 1949.

He married Betty Lou Bobson on Sept. 16, 1950, in the Lutheran Church of Gypsum.

Mr. Albertson served in Korea for the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and 1952. He moved to the Gypsum Valley in 1953 and worked as a rancher.

In recent years he spent the winters in Arizona. He loved the land and wildlife, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and his grandchildren.

He was a member of the Eagle County and Colorado cattlemen’s associations and the Colorado-Wyoming and National Polled Hereford associations.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Rodney.

Mr. Albertson is survived by: wife Betty Lou Albertson; father and stepmother Joe and Marie Albertson, of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law Kevan and Rosie Albertson, of North Platte, Neb., and Ken and Sheila Albertson, of Lafayette, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Sumner Schlegel, of Moorcroft, Wyo., Kathy and Jim Toomer, of Gypsum, Kristi and Kevin Rosten, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Karla Albertson, of Arvada, Colo.; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Jo Ann Albertson, of Fruita, Colo., and Verne and Susan Albertson, of Burns; and 17 grandchildren.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the First Baptist Church of Gypsum. Burial will follow at the Gypsum Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Gypsum.

Arrangements are being handled by Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.

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