|Walser, Charles C.
(October 7, 1942 - July
Charles Callaghan Walser, 72 of Canon City, Colorado, died on July 29, 2015.
as Chuck or Charlie, he was born to Charles B. Walser and Dorothy Lou
(Callaghan) Walser on October 7, 1942. After spending his early
childhood in Littleton, Colorado, he moved to Canon City where he
resided for over 60 years, until the time of his death. Chuck graduated
from Canon City High School in the class of 1961. While at CCHS he was
on the color guard and worked, during the summer months, at the Royal
Gorge. Chuck attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado,
where he was in Navy ROTC and was on the drill team. Chuck married Judy
Minor in 1965.
Chuck served honorably in
the United States Navy from 1966 to 1968 aboard the USS Littlerock
stationed in Gaeta, Italy. In 1968 Chuck returned to Canon City to
operate the family business, the Fremont County Abstract Company, with
his grandfather, Ralph Callaghan. Later, he founded the Custer County
Abstract Company. Chuck was President of the Land Title Association of
Colorado and was actively involved in the local community serving as
President of Rotary Club, the Canon City-Valdai Russia Sister City
Association, Fremont Center for the Arts, and the Music and Blossom
Festival. He served on the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas More
Hospital. He was also active in Jaycees, the Fremont County Republican
Committee, the Maserati Club of Colorado, and the Other Dino club. He
founded the Moretti Club of America.
had a life-long passion for travel. He traveled extensively with family
and friends in Russia, Europe, North Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and
the United States. Along the way, he developed life-long friendships
around the world. He was an advocate for cultural exchange programs,
including the Rotary student exchange and the Canon City-Valdai Sister
City Association exchanges of Russian students, businessmen, and other
professionals. He believed that people around the world could be
friends, even when their governments were not.
was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his two sons,
Nikolaus Broughton Walser, of New York City, New York, and Alex
Christian Walser, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Memorial contributions,
in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Canon City-Valdai Sister City
Association, the Valdai Orphanage, Fremont Center for the Arts, Rotary
International Exchange Student Program, or the USS Littlerock
(Posted on the USS
Little Rock website 7 Feb 2017)