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.