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John Delbert CharlesworthAugust 12, 1922 – March 27, 2005

John Delbert Charlesworth, 82, passed away March 27, 2005, in Denver.He was born Aug. 12, 1922, to Gilbert Eli and Mable Bernice (Jenkins) Charlesworth, in Somerset, Colo. He spent his childhood in Somerset and graduated from Paonia High School. He attended both Mesa State College and Colorado State University, receiving his bachelor’s degree at Mesa State and master’s degree in education at CSU. He was a college professor and a rancher.John married Mickey Kiggins in Grand Junction on Sept. 14, 1943.He was active and reserve in the U.S. Army for 33 years and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.John lived in Whitewater for 25 years. He was a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orchard Mesa. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, rock hunting, horseback riding and camping with his family.John is survived by his wife, Mickey; sons John (Joy) Charlesworth, of Silt, and Clarke Charlesworth, of Evergreen; daughter Yvonne Charlesworth, of Aurora; brother James (Jan) Charlesworth, of Crawford; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Orchard Mesa Latter-day Saints Chapel in Grand Junction, with Bishop Dennis Forsgren officiating. Burial will follow the service at Cedar Crest Cemetery in Collbran.Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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