Charles O. Abeyta
June 22, 1937 :: Trinidad, Colorado
May 20, 2019 :: Lakewood, Colorado
Charles Orville Abeyta, 81, died May 20th, 2019 at his home in Lakewood, Colorado after a short illness.
His Mother & Father were Thomas and Lily Abeyta
Charles attended Trinidad HS (class of 1955); Railroad College in Pueblo (1960); Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Electrical & Electronics (1962-63); Metro State University class of 1972; University of CO Grad School class of 1972 and was a student of History, Politics and Current Events.
Charles was honorably discharged from the US Air Force (1955-1958). His professional career began at the US Government (US Post Office (1961); US Treasury Mint (1961-1968); IBM (1968-1970); GSA US Government, Dept of Interior (1972-1993); and retired in July 1993 as the Records Officer for Minerals Management Service.
He is survived by his Children Lonnie and Scot Abeyta his daughter Terry was deceased in 1993; Grandkids Jaclyn, Antoinette, Andrew/AJ, Nathan, Bryner, Bryson, Jaxon, Jaycie, Jonathan (deceased), Tayler and Dakota; Great Grand kids Ashton, Jocelyn, Anthony, Arrdianna, Jason and Shantell, Great Great Grandkids Angelo, Kylie, Landon, Aaliyah, Sheylise and Troy.
Accomplished fly fisherman/ fly tyer for 55 plus years…
Charles was also a Member of Metro State Alumni Association and Certified Records Manager (CRM) for Trout Unlimited.
God grant that I may fish for trout
Until my dying day
And when I come to my last cast
I’ll then most humbly pray
When in the Lord’s safe landing net
I’m peacefully asleep
That in his mercy I’ll be judged
As good enough to keep
AND HE DID!