Charles Everett Hudspeth

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Charles Everett Hudspeth died April 19, 2001, at his home in Lakewood. He was 88.

Everett was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Marshall, Okla., to Ralph and Katherine Waggoner Hudspeth. Before he was 6 months old, he moved with his parents and two older brothers to Routt County.

The family settled on a ranch south of Sidney near Steamboat Springs.

Everett attended grade school at Sidney, graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1931 and attended the State School of Mines at Golden.

He and his brother Ivan were among the top class "A" ski jumpers of the Intermountain Region during the 1930s.

Everett and Lois Alice Harris were married June 27, 1937, in Brighton, where Everett established a business building houses.

After retirement, he moved from Brighton to Lakewood. He was an accomplished woodworker, liked fixing things, trout fishing, travel and ballroom dancing.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Miller and husband Harold of Arvada; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan of Denver and Arthur of Steamboat Springs; a sister, Katherine Gourley of Steamboat Springs; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Glen, in 1971, his wife in 1976, and his parents.

A memorial service was held April 23, 2001, at Olinger's Funeral Home in Denver following cremation.

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