Charles Lenth
Charles Sterling Lenth died on December 12, 2020, after a long fight against congenital heart disease, in his beloved home in the foothills of Boulder. Charlie, also known as Sterling, Chuck, Charles, and G-Dad, attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, served in the Peace Corps in Mysore, India after college, and later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Charlie was a higher education specialist who retired from the State Higher Education Executive Officers after a career working with several higher education agencies. He and his wife Susan (Cutts) had 50 years of adventures on mountains, at oceans, and around the world. He was an outdoorsman who could never be in nature enough, especially hiking, skiing, or working on his homes and landscapes. He was politically engaged and deeply concerned about the state of the world and the environment; he dedicated himself to those in need, helping establish and maintain an ambulance service in village India. Most of all, he was devoted to his family and loved nothing better than being with them. Charlie was born in Mpls., Minn., and was predeceased by his parents, Frances and Earl Lenth, and recently his eldest sister, Fran Frazee (Bob) of Mpls. He is survived by his sister Mary Gwin-Lenth (Jere) of Mpls., wife Susan, daughter Annie (Geoff) Chatham, son Ben (Buffy) Lenth, and five grandchildren that he adored. A caring and generous man, he left behind many loving family members and friends. He is missed terribly.
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Published by The Daily Camera on Jun. 20, 2021.
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Willie James family
June 23, 2021
In 1967 or 68, when I was rowing with Susan, Chuck who was home from Dartmouth, came down to check out the Minneapolis Rowing Club on the Mississippi. I knew him from West High school and introduced them.
It was an immediate attraction.
Georgie Olsgard
Friend
June 22, 2021
Georgie Olsgard
Friend
June 22, 2021
I had the great pleasure of working for/with Charlie for a few wonderful years. I have many fond memories of this remarkably gentle and kind man who made a great lasting impression on me. Charlie was 100% authentic face value, full of humor and love.

My favorite memory of Charlie is when I was going through a frightening and tough time of disease with my wife and he wrote me the most encouraging and kind hand-written note you could imagine. It's too personal to share here, but it meant everything to me and still does.

It's a pity that the world usually never gets to learn of the truly greatest men like Charlie Lenth - but I'm quite positive he would prefer it that way.
Chris Ott
Coworker
June 21, 2021
He was a kind and gentle soul and a man of many talents and interests. His sister Fran thought the world of him and so do I.
Robert Frazee
Family
June 20, 2021
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