Charles George Stanton
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February 1, 1918 - July 4, 2014
Charles George Stanton, age 96, of Palisade, passed away on July 4, 2014, at Palisade Living Center.
He was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He worked many jobs, including coal-mining, uranium-mining, and, last, but not least, his work with District 51. He is still referred to as "Mr. Stanton," by many who knew him from school.
He married the love of his life on January 6, 1937, in Grand Junction. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, just prior to her passing in 2012.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lilly Stanton; his wife, Elsie; two sisters, and his son-in-law, Melvin Huff.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Huff; grandson, Charles Huff (Vanessa); granddaughter, Melody Huff; great-grandchildren, Nycholas, Kyle, Ryan, and Mytchell; brother-in-law, John Klemencic; sister-in-law, Agnes (Dave Feil), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Charles was proud of his service in the Marines during World War II. After his military training in San Diego, he went on to serve four years, in the South Pacific. He received the purple heart. He witnessed the second flag being raised in Iwo Jima and he was one of the guards for the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. He was a proud member of the American Legion. His favorite pastime was fishing on Grand Mesa.
A visitation will be held this Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from 6 - 8:00 p.m., at the Palisade Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services, with military honors, will be held this Thursday, July 10, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at Palisade Municipal Cemetery, with Father Will, presiding.
Services were entrusted to Palisade Funeral Home of Palisade, CO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in his name and memory, to HopeWest Hospice.
Palisade Funeral Home
729 37 3/10 Rd Palisade, CO 81526
Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 9, 2014