Gary Lee Charles was born on December 21, 1945 in Waltham, Mass to the late Randall and Lillian Charles. Gary was ushered into the arms of Jesus on June 3, 2018; he was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Kalispell, MT. after battling cancer. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terry (Hull) Charles, a 1966 Delta, Colorado High School graduate, two sons, Jason, his wife Rachel and grandson Gabriel and son Micah Charles all of Kalispell, MT. His Mother-in-Law, Virginia Hull from Delta, CO and three brothers, Ronald Charles and wife Joanne of Lucie, FL, Robert Charles and wife Chris of Marietta, GA, Randy Charles and his wife Mary of Madison, WI and a sister, Deborah (Charles) Schneider and husband Billy Schneider of Summersville, SC. Also, surviving are his Sister-in-Law, Daniell Henrie of Highlands Ranch, CO and Brother-in-Law Denys Hull of Hotchkiss, CO along with many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Gary is a 1964 graduate of Cambridge High School in Weston, Mass, where he played football, basketball, hockey and baseball during his high school career. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ on a baseball scholarship and entered into the Aero Space Engineer program. During his junior year he realized engineering was not for him and with his extensive background in math, he transferred to Western State College in Gunnison, CO where he received his teaching degree. He went on to get two Masters in Business from The University of Northern in Greeley, CO. His teaching career began in 1972 at Northglenn Jr High, and most of his teaching and coaching career
at Aurora Central High School, in Aurora, CO from 1974 -2008. After a very short retirement he joined the staff at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch. Gary headed up the Math Lab. He loved teaching, his students and coaching. Gary and Terry both retired in June 2015 and they joined their sons in the beautiful Flathead Valley in Kalispell, MT, on a little family farm.
Gary will be missed by all, as he was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, a faithful husband, a wonderful father to his sons and a great friend to many.
Memorial Celebration of the Life of Gary Lee Charles
A memorial Service will be held at Canvas Church, 255 Summit Ridge Dr., Kalispell, MT @ 11:00am on July 7, 2018. Out of Town guests can join us through the live stream at: CanvasChurch.com/live-watch. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a contribution for a Memorial Bench to be place next to Gary’s grandchildren’s sand box that he built during his last days with us. Contributions may be sent to: The Charles Family Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 10548, Kalispell, MT 59904
The Charles Family would like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude for your prayers and serving our family during this time of grief and loss.