Obituary: Charles Glen Chamberlain
Ryan Summerlin May 25, 2014
Charles Glen Chamberlain
April 14, 1921 – May 8, 2014
Chuck was born in Redfield, Kan., and came to Colorado with his parents, Kenneth and Lydia (Betty) Chamberlain, at the age of 4. They lived in Aurora, Colo., for a short time before moving to Tiger, Colo.
As a child Chuck also lived in Dillon and then settled in Frisco. Chuck attended Summit County schools and graduated from Breckenridge High School. He then worked for his dad in Ken’s Garage on Frisco Main Street until he joined the Navy and served his country during WWll. Chuck and his parents were true Summit County pioneers.
In 1947 he married Edith Mary (Sue) Giberson. For five years, they lived in Grand Junction, Colo., where daughter Mickie Lou was born. They then moved back to Frisco to run the Texaco station (formerly Ken’s garage) for his mother. Daughter Peggy Lee was born two years later. Chuck was the Frisco fire chief and helped start the Christmas light display. Chuck worked for the Colorado Fish and Game Department and the U. S. Forest Service for many years helping build the Swan Mountain Road, Heaton Bay and Peak One campgrounds.
In July 1970 Chuck married Wanda Ellis. They made their home in Monument, Colo., where Chuck worked, until his retirement, for the Colorado Port of Entry. In 2001 they moved to Canon City, Colo. Chuck loved camping, fishing and, especially, four-wheeling with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; two daughters, Mickie and Peggy; step daughter Twila; two step-sons, Randall and Terry; eight grandchildren, Chris, Veronica, Jolene, Cody, Colt, Josh, Cassidy, and Tyler; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 3000 E. Main St., Canon City, Colo., at 1 p.m., May 30.
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