Charles Warren Bristow

Class of 1946

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Charles Bristow

Basketball ’42-’46; Basketball Captain ’45-’46; Football ’42-’46.

Charles Warren Bristow

September 1, 1929 – March 12, 2017

Charles W. Bristow passed away peacefully with family on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Charles was born in Ash Flat, Arkansas, and was raised on his family’s farm. He graduated from Perry High School at 16 and then enlisted in the Air Force. He proudly served for 22 years before retiring. He then went to work for Gates Rubber Company where he retired after 22 years. He and Pat retired to Arizona in 1991 where he enjoyed playing golf. They moved back to Colorado in 2012 where they spent the rest of their retirement with their family.

Charles is survived by his daughters Kelly Lehto and Kim Sutton-Morr, his sons Bill Bristow and Bob Bristow, his sons-in-law John Lehto and Tim Morr, and his grandchildren Jessica Bristow, Jourdan Sutton, Alix Sutton, Justin Sutton, Brendan Morr, Madison Morr, Mellissa Robertson and Nathaniel Bristow.

He was preceded in death by his wife Cleo “Pat” Bristow and his parents, Winifred Bristow and Charles L. Bristow.

His memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Olinger Chapel Hills, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121. Service will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception. A procession to Fort Logan will begin at 12:45 p.m. In memory of Charles Bristow, donations can be made to The Denver Hospice, c/o Katharine M. George, The Denver Hospice, 501 S Cherry St, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246