August 13, 1936 ~ February 13, 2020

Born in: Valdez, CO
Resided in: Lakewood, CO

Charles C. Gomez, “Chuck” died in Lakewood, Colorado on February 13, 2020 at the age of 83.

Charles was born on August 13, 1936 in Valdez, Colorado to Manuelita and Eduardo Gomez. He graduated from Adams State University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and in 1963 with a Master of Arts in Business Administration. He married Mary Jane, his high school sweetheart in 1955. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Charles and Mary Jane moved to Colorado Springs. Charles began working for Ft. Carson Elementary as an Elementary School Teacher. Throughout his life, Charles also worked for the Civil Service Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency. Over sixty-four years, the couple welcomed four children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren into their home. His family remembers him as a spirited, hard-working, and dedicated man committed to his family who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Charles was an accomplished advanced master gardener and often could be found nurturing his flowers and picking vegetables in his backyard garden. He was a loving grandfather who loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and who was passionate about education and reading, staying up to date on current world events, and following the stock market. He was an avid sportsman and loved boxing, camping, fishing, and playing softball.

Charles is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Garcia) Gomez; children, Cindi Gallegos (Jack Rons), Stephen Gomez (Vickey Presley), Duane Gomez (Niki Cooper), Rick Gomez (Lorie Flowers); siblings, Dora Lovato and Barbara Lovato. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuelita and Eduardo Gomez; as well as Ernie Gomez, Margaret Ruybal, Emma Apodaca, Louie Gomez, Ricardo Gomez, Madeline Barela, Jose Gomez, and Anthony Gomez.

A Memorial Service for Charles is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 in the morning at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel located at 3101 South Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, with a reception to follow at 12:00 pm. Jesse Ogas, a close family friend, will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Charles’ life.

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Memorial Service: February 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Family Chapel

Reception: February 22, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Reception Center

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  1. We are saddened to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing and our hearts and love and prayers go out to all of you.

    Love, Pastor Joe Gomez, Stephanie and Kids.

  2. My condolence goes out to the family.
    My uncle Charlie was a very kind man considerate and caring he will be missed.
    Ron Ruybal

  3. Chuck was a man of great principles and deeply devoted to his wife & family. Always upbeat! Loved life and all it had to offer. A rare breed!
    We were blessed to rub shoulders with him!

  4. Uncle Charles was such a nice and generous man. We would go to Colorado every summer and he always opened his home and Heart to us. Spending time with him and Aunt Jane, Cindi, Steve, Duane and Rick were the best. I love you all.

  5. I’m very sorry to hear about Uncle Charles. We looked forward to our annual visit to Colorado and staying with the whole Gomez clan. I know he was so well respected by his former colleagues and loved by his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this very difficult time. My love to you all.

  6. Charlie was very special to our family. We will miss him and his beautiful heart. Our thoughts are with all who loved him.

  7. I met Chuck in the early days of EPA as we attended national meetings to discuss ways to create jobs and help improve environmental quality for so many people. This legacy of his knowledge, helpfulness and commitment to equity is a gift we honor and continues even now.

    Years later we surprised as we met each other at St George Utah, enjoying softball competition, seeing the same fire and talent that he demonstrated at EPA. He loved playing and competing.

    I was so honored to know him. Chuck, Rest in God’s peace. Mrs Gomez and family, cherish the love, lessons and memories he gave you to ease the pain of his adios!

  8. My condolences to the family. I will pray for you. I knew Chuck at EPA and would see him at Kings in Green Mountain after retirement. He talked about his garden and enjoying playing softball.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gomez family, Carol and I will miss seeing Charles, not only did he love his family he always showed genuine interest in how our family was doing.

  10. Our condolences from the Trujillo Family.
    Nick Sr. & Elaine Trujillo
    Nick Jr. & Sandra Trujillo

  11. My deepest sympathy to the Gomez family from Chuck’s friend Marcos Aquino and wife Gina from Philadelphia, PA. From our time working at EPA on the National HEP Council to tour visit to you and your family in Lakewood in 1994. Great times shared together. And yes, that World Series game in Atlanta! Always in our hearts. Descanse hermano. Dios cuide su familia en estos tiempos dificiles.


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