Charles Latham of De Beque died Friday, April 16, 2004, at his home. He was 62.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the DeBeque School Auditorium, with the Rev. Greg Kline of the Open Bible Fellowship Church officiating.
A reception dinner to celebrate Mr. Latham’s life will be held following burial.
Mr. Latham was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Grand Junction to Alma Owens and Robert Latham. He graduated from DeBeque High School in 1960 and attended Mesa Junior College.
He married Vicki Prather on June 5, 1970. They later divorced.
He married Karen Groves on on Oct. 5, 2001.
Mr. Latham was a lifelong rancher and resident of the DeBeque area.
He served on the DeBeque School Board for 17 consecutive years, and he was a member of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association and the Bluestone Water Conservancy District board. Mr. Latham was also a leader for Garfield County 4-H and a member of the 4-H steering committee.
He enjoyed his life as a rancher, father and grandfather. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by his friends, family, hunting partners, business partners and the DeBeque community.
Mr. Latham is survived by his wife, Karen Latham of DeBeque; by a son, Duke Latham and his friend Khris Vulgamore and her son, E.R.; by a daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Bo Rohrig; by a stepson, Shawn Groves; by grandsons Dallas Rohrig and Colt Rohrig; by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Francis and Harlan Wagoner; by a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ginger Latham; by nephews Brady Wagoner and Teig Latham; by a niece, Brandy Wagoner; and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill and Sabrina Hammerich, John and Candy Hammerich and Sharon and Mark Hanson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in Plateau Valley and DeBeque, P.O. Box 294, Collbran, CO 81624; and the Latham family asks that friends consider signing up as organ donors.
Callahan Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.
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