Fraser mainstay Charles Bridge dies |

Fraser mainstay Charles Bridge dies

Charles Bridge died in Denver at St. Anthony Hospital on Saturday June 11.

Charles was born in Newtonia Mo. and moved to Grand County at the early age of one. He spent his early childhood living on Cozens Ranch. Charles graduated from Middle Park High in 1951 and married Carol on June 30 the same year.

Most of the time while in Fraser they lived in the home across from the former Church of Eternal Hills know now as the “Fraser Historic Church.”

While Charles was a huge part of the Fraser community and worked in several different venues, he spent most of his life driving his own trucking rig and drove back and forth to Denver from several Grand County sawmills hauling lumber, often making two trips a day.

He also operated the Idlewild Lodge in Winter Park for many years with his wife Carol and was a member of the Elks Club.

He is survived by his daughter Lorilei Lynn Reardon of Fraser and son Dwight D. “David” and Pam Bridge of Parshall; brother Jim Bridge of Littleton and sister Donna Bridge of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren Bryon and Amie Kerber of Fraser, Michelle and Michael Robinson of Hot Sulphur Springs, Brenden and Mindy Bridge of Hot Sulphur Springs; and six great-grandchildren Braelyn Bridge, Aubree Bridge, Lexi Robinson, Hali Robinson, Skyler Kerber and Blake Kerber.

His beloved wife of 52 years Carol, his sister Diane Campbell and his grandson Benny Kerber III preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18th, at 11AM at the Fraser Historic Church, 107 Eisenhower Dr, Fraser, CO. Pastor Doug Toller officiating.

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Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director Grand County Mortuary is making arrangements. 970-725-9010.