Charles Watt "Chuck" Lamson (1939 - 2015)

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Chuck Lamson passed away on Nov. 23, 2015, in Evergreen. Chuck was born in Webster City, Iowa, to Robert and Margaret Lamson. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1961.
Chuck had a long and distinguished athletic career. Among his collegiate awards were Honorable Mention All-America in 1960 and 1961, Unanimous All-Conference Selection, Sports Illustrated "Back of the Week" in 1961, Best Student Athlete in 1962, and he was named captain of the football team in 1961. Chuck was inducted into the Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. All of these awards were earned playing quarterback and safety.
Chuck was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961 and played in the NFL for seven years for the Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams as a defensive back. He retired in 1968.
After his retirement from the NFL, Chuck and his wife, Mimi, lived in Evergreen and Silverthorne, where he managed a ranch for Randy Winegard.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mimi Wolfe Lamson; son Michael (Sherie) and grandson Jeremy, all of San Diego, Calif.; son Gregory, granddaughter Alicia and grandson Dillon of Irvine, Calif.; his brother Jim (Cindy) of Des Moines, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews, in-laws and out-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Killebrew and beloved cow Molly.
There are no words to describe Chuck's impact on his many friends and family. He was a unique person: smart, loyal, funny, extremely loving and generous.
Chuck had requested no service, but donations may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741; or to the of Colorado, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.
Please raise a cup, and happy trails!
Visit www.EvergreenMemorialPark.com to write a condolence to the family.
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Evergreen Memorial Park
26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd.
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-7750
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Published in Canyon Courier from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2015
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