Charles Jacob (Charlie) Hallenbeck of Fort Collins died March 8, 2014 following a motor vehicle accident. Charlie was born March 8, 1984 to Charles Joseph and Mary Kay Hallenbeck, nee: Taylor. He attended Shepardson Elementary, Boltz Junior High, and Rocky Mountain High School, graduating in 2002. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a degree in Landscape Design. Charlie was a dedicated athlete, an avid outdoorsman, and a master fisherman. He was also a loyal CSU football fan and loved to attend games in support of his team. Charlie applied his many talents as a landscaper for several years, and more recently during his employment for USA Construction doing heavy civil construction, and working for the City of Loveland. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Mary Kay Hallenbeck of Timnath; his sister Katie Hallenbeck and her husband Sean Bowden of Denver; his nephew Axel Bowden of Denver; his paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Hallenbeck of Hotchkiss; aunts and uncles, Amy and Gary Hauptman of Boulder; Ken and Julie Taylor of Fort Collins; Terry and Jody Taylor of Hotchkiss and cousins Will and Eric Hauptman, CJ Taylor and Kelly Hanson, Jill and Keith Davis, and Bryan Baker. Charlie is also survived by countless friends. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clifford and June Taylor, and his paternal grandfather Charles V. Hallenbeck. Charlie will be remembered for being a kind and loyal friend and a beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, and nephew. Words cannot adequately express all the things that Charlie meant to so many, his passing has created a void in our hearts that will not be filled within our lifetimes. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Charlie by giving to others in a way that is meaningful to you, such as donating to the organization of your choice in his name. In honor of Charlie's generous spirit and the gifts that he gave to others both during his life and also by his death, his loved ones would like to respectfully request that you learn about and consider becoming a blood, organ and/or tissue donor and that you make your wishes known to your family. For more information please visit bonfils.org
. The family would also like to recognize and thank the first responders and the staff of the Medical Center of the Rockies for the incredible measure of care and compassion that both Charlie and his family received. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30, Thursday, March 13th at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St, Fort Collins, Reception to follow.
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