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Charlene R. (Brainard) Rich


1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Charlene R. Rich was born September 4, 1926 in Denver, Colorado, one of four girls born to Lydia and Omer L. Brainard. After graduating from Denver University in 1948, she taught elementary school in Denver and Detroit, Michigan.
She was a dedicated caregiver to her family, a Girl Scout leader, a Sunday school teacher and an avid seamstress. After moving to Estes Park in 1980, she worked at the Sword & Scroll Christian book store for 15 years. Her ministry to the community was making people feel welcome, inviting guests to her home for tasty meals and pies. In 2009 she moved to Longmont to be closer to her daughters.
She went to be with her Lord on March 1, 2013.
She is survived by her husband Irving B. Rich, daughters Sharon K. Koehler of Parker, Co., and Sandy J. Rich of Boulder, CO., sisters Shirley Matheny of Estes Park and Barbara Wapensky of Arvada, CO. and several grand and great grand children. Memorial service will be held at Mountain View Bible Fellowship in Estes Park, CO. on March 16 at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Missions Fund of Mountain View Bible Fellowship. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Mar. 7, 2013
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