Obituary – Willett, Charles Fink

Class of 1944

1944 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Charles Willett

– son of Mrs. Y. V. Willett, 903 Eighth street, was born in Enid 18 years ago. He attended both grade and high school in Perry.

He is a member of the Alpha Eta club, the Lettermen’s club and the Teen Town council.

Charles was a member of the student council 1943-44; editior-in-chief of the Perryscope 1943-44; member of the senior play cast in 1944; and manager for the football queen in 1943.

He played basketball in junior high and lettered in football, playing six years. He was captain of the golf team in 1941-42-43-44.

Willett expects to leave for training as a naval air cadet about July 1. After the war is over he expects to study medicine.

Charles Fink Willett

March 9, 1926 – June 28, 1982

Charles F. Willett of Delta, Col., died Saturday, June 26, 1982, in Denver after a long illness. He was 56.

Mr. Willett was an attorney with the firm of Charles F. Willett Esq., and a Delta resident for 22 years.

He was born March 9, 1926, in Enid, Okla. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Perry, Okla. He was graduated from Duke University and Fordham Law School.

Mr. Willett married Sandra J. Morris in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 22, 1979. She survives.

Before moving to Delta, he lived in New York, N.Y. His interests included golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, traveling and gardening. He was a member of Delta BPOE Lodge No. 1235, the Western Slope Shrine Club, the El Jebel Order of Denver, and the Delta Masonic Lodge, AF & AM.

Mr. Willett was a member of the bar associations in Colorado, Oklahoma and New York, the American Bar Association and the Seventh Judicial District Bar Association, a regional organization. He was on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association, and was a past president and special prosecutor for the Seventh Judicial District. He was also a member of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Willett was on the board of directors of the Mountain View Travel Agency in Delta; a past chairman of the Delta County American Red Cross; the past president of the Cottonwood Golf Course, of which he was an eight-time club champion; the Montrose Golf Course, of which he was also a club champion; and vice president of the Delta County Booster Club.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Allison G. Klein of Tempe, Ariz.; on son, Yeulin V. Willett, II of Delta; two sisters, Genevieve “Jennie” Slade of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ruth E. Lanza of Steamboat Springs; and three grandchildren.