Charles Conard "Connie" Meade |

Charles Conard "Connie" Meade

Charles Conard “Connie” Meade of New Castle died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at his home. He was 68.

He was born Dec. 1, 1934, in Omega, Okla., to Myrtle Hoskison and Ezra Hugh Meade. He grew up on the Oklahoma Panhandle, and graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction.

He worked as a construction superintendent and builder.

Over the years, he lived in Grand Junction, Vail, Carbondale and Acampo, Calif., before moving to New Castle.

Mr. Meade was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Little Britches Rodeo Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.

He loved rodeos and being a rodeo clown.

Mr. Meade also loved the desert Southwest, taking horsepacking trips, and was a hunting and fishing guide.

He married Donna Marie Therrien on March 13, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Eugene Meade; by brothers Thomas Meade and Vernon Ray Meade; and by an infant sister, Hughla Fae Meade.

Mr. Meade is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Meade of New Castle; by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Lynn and Joan Meade of San Jose, Calif.; by a daughter and son-in-law Sherrie Nugent and Brent Peckham of Superior; by a sister, Huella Mason of Scottsbluff, Neb.; by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Meade of Grand Junction; and by 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Glenwood Springs Church of Christ, with the Rev. Mark Hauptli officiating.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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