Charles Fredrick Carspecken of Estes Park, Colorado, passed away in his home on March 3rd, 2009 at the age of 60. Chuck was born in South Charleston, West Virginia to Henry Lewis Carspecken, Jr. and Melva Kathleen (Summers) Carspecken on June 9th, 1948. He attended West Virginia University, where he graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He pursued his passion for the great outdoors and moved to Colorado shortly after working as a youth leader at Boys Trails End part of the Colorado Cheley Camps. He worked in sales and marketing for several well-known companies such as Scott Paper, Polaroid, and United Airlines in the Denver area. Chuck moved his family to Estes Park in 1991 to give his two children Will and Laura the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small town. He expressed his enthusiasm for the outdoors by hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with his family, white-water rafting with his daughter and playing soccer with his son. He loved watching college sports, especially his WVU Mountaineers, volunteering with the EPHS Band Boosters and studying the word of God. He was active for years in the local AWANA program for youth Christian education.
Chuck is survived by his beloved children Laura Kathleen Carspecken of Portland, Oregon and Charles William Carspecken of Boston, Massachusetts; and his two brothers, Henry Lewis Carspecken, III of Littleton, Colorado and Robert Kent Carspecken of Springfield, Missouri. His parents preceded him in death.
There will be a memorial service in Chuck’s memory on Saturday, March 14th, at Rocky Mountain Church at 10 a.m. Associate pastor Mark Roskam will preside over the service. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army in Chuck’s name.
See www.allnutt.com to see Chuck’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.