Chuck passed away on November 23, 2015 in Evergreen, CO. Chuck was born in Webster City, Iowa to Robert and Margaret Lamson. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1961. Chuck had a long and distinguished athletic career. Among his collegiate awards were Honorable Mention All- America in 1960 & 1961, Unanimous All Conference Selection, Sports Illustrated "Back of the Week" in 1961, Best Student Athlete in 1962 and was named the Captain of the football team in 1961. Chuck was inducted into the Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. All of these awards were earned playing quarterback and safety. Chuck was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961 and played in the NFL for seven years, for the Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams as a defensive back. He retired in 1968. After his retirement from the NFL, Chuck and his wife Mimi lived in Evergreen, CO and Silverthorne, CO where he managed a ranch for Randy Winegard. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mimi Wolfe Lamson; son Michael (Sherie), grandson Jeremy all of San Diego, CA; son Gregory; granddaughter Alicia; and grandson Dillon of Irvine, CA. He is also survived by brother Jim (Cindy) of Des Moines, IA; and many nieces and nephews, in-laws and out-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Killebrew; and beloved cow Molly. There are no words to describe Chuck's impact on his many friends and family. He was a very unique person. Smart, loyal, funny, extremely loving and generous. Chuck had requested no service but donations may be made to: Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741, or to Alzheimer's Association
of Colorado, 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203. Please raise a cup and Happy Trails! Visit www.EvergreenMemorialPark.com
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Published by Denver Post on Dec. 2, 2015.