Charles Olin Sundberg
June 9, 2013
C. Olin Sundberg passed away April 30, 2013, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. A service was held May 6, 2013, at Crist Mortuary in Boulder. A service will be held in Hayden at a later date.
He was born June 30, 1937, in Hayden to Linde and Lucille (Stratton) Sundberg. He attended Hayden schools and graduated in 1955 as salutatorian of his class. He then attended the University of Colorado and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in business management.
After graduation, he went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. as the office manager of the retail store in Pueblo. In 1961, he was transferred to the Denver Center district office. In 1965, after attending night classes at CU Denver, he received his teaching certificate in business education and began a 27-year teaching career at Thornton High School in Thornton and was Business Department chairman for 17 years. For nine years, he also worked part time during the school year and full time summers at the Goodyear district office.
In 1968, he received a master's of business education from CU and attended the school's Ph.D. program in 1970 but dropped out in 1972 when he started building his home 5 miles north of Allenspark on the 4-plus acres of land he had purchased in 1967.
He was a lifetime member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, Delta Pi business fraternity and Delta Pi Epsilon honorary graduate business fraternity. He was a member and on the board of directors of the Tahosa Valley Landowners Association in Allenspark, a member of the Allenspark Area Club and for many years a member of the Estes Park Mountain Men's Chorus.
He retired in 1992 and spent many of his retirement years living and working on his home in Allenspark and traveling extensively in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. For some 20 years, he was a certified track and cross-country official at CU. He was a devoted supporter of CU athletics and a member of the Buff Club.
He is survived by his sister Barbara (Paul) Ledford, of Wheatridge; brothers John (Beth), of Hayden, and Eric, of Juneau, Alaska; four nieces; two nephews; six grandnephews; one grandniece; and numerous cousins in the U.S. and Sweden.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hayden Congregational Church or a charity of your choice.
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