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BRIDGE, Charles Raymond
Charles Bridge died in Denver, CO at St. Anthony Hospital on Saturday June 11th. He is survived by his daughter Lorilei Lynn Reardon of Fraser, son Dwight D. "David" and Pam Bridge of Parshall, brother Jim Bridge of Littleton, sister Donna Bridge of Phoenix, AZ, three grandchildren Bryon and Amie Kerber of Fraser, Michelle and Michael Robinson of Hot Sulphur Springs, Brenden and Mindy Bridge of Hot Sulphur Springs, six great grandchildren Braelyn Bridge, Aubree Bridge, Lexi Robinson, Hali Robinson, Skyler Kerber and Blake Kerber. His beloved wife of 52 years Carol, his sister Diane Campbell and his grandson Benny Kerber III preceded him in death.
Charles was born in Newtonia MO and moved to Grand County at the early age of one. He spent his early childhood living on the Cozens Ranch. Charles graduated from Middle Park High in 1951 and married Carol on June 30 the same year. Most of the time while in Fraser they lived in the home across from the former Church of Eternal Hills know now as the "Historical Church of Fraser" or The Fraser Community Center.
While Charles was a huge part of the Fraser community and worked in several different venues, he worked most of his life driving his own trucking rig and drove back and forth to Denver from several Grand County Sawmills hauling lumber, often making two trips a day. He also operated the Idlewild Lodge in Winter Park for many years with his wife Carol.
He was also a member of the Elks Club. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18th, at 11AM at the "Historical Church of Fraser"Fraser Community Center, 107 Eisenhower Dr, Fraser, CO. Pastor Doug Toller officiating.
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 11:00am, Fraser Historical Church
My brother loved music, and loved to sing and play. I loved music and loved to sing and play. Many time when we got together, out would come the banjo or guitar, and we would sing. Carole usually jumped right in. She loved music also. Those times are some of my fondest memories, along with a lifetime more. My brother Charles and I had a lot in common. We shared a lot in common, along with our precious Carol. Our whole family shared so many of these things in common, and we all love each other so much. Some of our precious family members have gone on ahead of us, and we miss them dearly. I will miss my precious, precious Charles so much, words cannot say. He was saved on June 1st, 2011, so I will see him again, along with the rest of our wonderful family and we will part no more Untill then Charles, my heart hurts and I miss you so much. My world has changed because of your absence. I love and miss you so much!! Your Loving Sister, Donna
Donna Bridge Jun 20 2011 12:00 AM
Sending God's Blessings to family. We were there in "Spirit". We have enjoyed knowing The Bridge Family . There were some great times!! Love to all, Frank and Carrie
Frank and Carrie Baker Jun 18 2011 12:00 AM
Sorry everyone can't be there, but they send their love. Jim, Betty, Anthony, Raney, Ian, Haley, Jay, John and Karen. Dick, Dewey, Debbie and Tommy also send their love.
From your loving brother Jim Bridge and family Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM
We all wish we could be there with you now. We are there with you in Spirit, Heart and Mind. With all our love, Donna, Sheila, Doug, Zachary, Ashleigh, Stacey, Alexandra, Joshua.
From your loved ones in Arizona: Your loving sister, Donna Jun 17 2011 12:00 AM