Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Funeral for Charles

Tuesday April 16th I participated in officiating the funeral for Charles Oliver. His wife LaQuetta has been one of our most faithful church ladies and she does so much to keep our church going. Charlie came about every month and was a dear friend to my family. Whenever I went to visit him we always sat and drank a lot of coffee. The day of the funeral happened to be one of the snowiest day’s of the year. His old family friend Bill Walker who is the priest at the Episcipical church read his eulogy and dismissed while I handled the preaching and Scripture readings. Everything went smooth and there were about 200 there in attendance (According to Becca).

Obituary for Charles Oliver

Funeral services for CHARLES A. OLIVER, 76, will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Ft. Laramie Pioneer Center in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming with Pastor Jason Miller and Bill Walker co officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Laramie Cemetery. Charles died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Guernsey, Wyoming while enroute to the Wheatland hospital. The casket will be open briefly following the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com
Charles was born on June 21, 1936 in Lingle, Wyoming the son of Albert "Jack" and Irene (Milnes) Oliver. He grew up and attended school at Ft. Laramie. Charles married LaQuetta Haynes at Ft. Laramie on October 8, 1955. The couple lived on a ranch north of Guernsey where they ranched until Charles retired in 2006. Charles also worked at CF & I Mine for 28 years. He served in the Wyoming National Guard and was later on active duty with the US Army.
Charles enjoyed roping and the family held roping events in their arena. He also was a Chariot Racer and he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and riding 4-wheelers.
He is survived by his wife LaQuetta of Guernsey; his son Chet Oliver of Torrington, Wyoming; three daughters, Kim Dillman of Torrington, Joy Oliver and Luana (Mike) White Bird all of Guernsey; 7 sisters, Betty Blankenbaker and Lucy Urbach both of Torrington, Myrna Lucas and Judy Garhart both of Ft. Laramie, Joan (Bob) Hohnholt of Torrington, Joyce (Gene) Santillanes of Guernsey , and Darlene (Andy) Anderson of Elkhart, Kansas; two brothers Rudy (Jeannie) Oliver of Douglas, Wyoming and Wayne (Millie) Oliver of Ft. Laramie; 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Bud and Steve and 2 sisters, Donna Eisenbarth and Janet Fisk.
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