Charles Fredrick Simonson
Charles Fredrick Simonson, 77, died peacefully April 30, 2016, with his family and friends by his side in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Chuck was a member of the great generation that understood duty to family, kindness and hard work. He was born June 23, 1938, to Beatrice and Fred Simonson and lived all of his life in the New Castle Area. The outdoors was his sanctuary as he enjoyed four wheeling, gardening, camping, fishing and hunting.
Chuck was married to Scherry Stamps July 5, 1958, in New Castle where they raised three loving and devoted children in the home they shared and helped build in Peach Valley.
Chuck worked at Union Carbide for 20+ years as a plant foreman and then finished his very successful career with Morrison Knudson as a Construction Manager overseeing the decommissioning of several DOE plants on the Western Slope and managing the construction of the Estes Gulch Disposal Cell.
Chuck is survived by his cousin/brother Larry Schmueser (wife Virginia), two children, Patricia Watkins (husband Don) and Jefferey Simonson (wife Brenda); five grandchildren, Wyatt and Cole Hall, Kyle Simonson (wife Tiffany), Ali Jones (husband Caleb) and Drew Schelling (husband Dillon); his four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Maddie, Haylee Hall and Landon Jones, as well as his beloved friend, Ellen Holsan.
Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Scherry Simonson, son Kirk Simonson, sister Judy Senor and both his parents Beatrice Belle Schmueser and Fredrick Kirk Simonson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 1:00 pm at his peaceful and scenic home in Peach Valley. Family and friends will host one last barbeque to celebrate his life directly after the service. Parking is limited, so please carpool. For those with mobility issues, valet parking will be provided to ensure ease of access to the memorial site.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Saint Mary’s Foundation in care of: Rose Hill Hospitality (970) 298-1954.
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