Charles Roger Holgate |

Charles Roger Holgate

Charles Roger Holgate, 72, of Carbondale, passed away March 27, 2009, surrounded by his wife, daughter and sister at University Hospital in Denver.

Charles was born October 1, 1936, in Carbondale, to Fred Kelly and Dorothy Jane (McCall) Holgate.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Charles married Etta Louise Cooper April 17, 1960, in Carbondale.

Charles loved being called Chuckles, he could be quite the jokester when the mood struck. His family, wife and daughter were the apple of his eyes. He loved nothing more than the garden and flowers and watching the deer in his yard.

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He is survived by his wife; daughter Candy Holgate; sister Willina Reid; cousins and their families; numerous nieces and nephews; and great friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his in-laws, Odie and Florence Cooper.

A viewing will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Carbondale United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wally Finley officiating. Interment will take place following the service, at Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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