Charles Wells

Charles W. (Chuck) Wells died peacefully surrounded by his children. A lover of life and the human spirit, Chuck was proud to call Denver home for the last 55 years. Chuck served his country in WWII as a 1st Sgt. in the Marines, surviving Pearl Harbor and fighting in the battles at Tarawa, Tinian and Saipan. Chuck graduated from Woodbury College in 1947 and started a journey that became a 64 year career in the furniture industry. In 1976, he founded Chuck Wells & Associates, one of the premier designer trade showrooms in the country. He was very fond of sports, especially golf and baseball. He loved food, travel, literature and the Denver Zoo. Chuck was dedicated to his family. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley I. Wells and is survived by his children, Sharon Frazier, Paul Wells, Mark Wells and John Wells. Chuck is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Chuck will live on through the memories of all those who knew and loved him. Memorial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army or to the Chuck Wells Scholarship Fund, to benefit aspiring design students at Arapahoe Community College. Scholarship donations should be made payable to the Chuck Wells Scholarship Fund and sent to Chuck Wells and Associates, 595 S. Broadway Suite 101-W, Denver, CO. 80209.

Published in Denver Post on Feb. 17, 2013